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How to Do the Thing You’re Avoiding

By Leo Babauta Most of us have something on our task list we’re avoiding. Or a project we’ve been putting off. Think for a moment: what’s the task or project you’ve been avoiding lately? Some possibilities: That report you don’t want to writeYour book or blog you’ve been meaning to writeThe business you’ve...

A New Year is a Beautiful Fresh Start

By Leo Babauta At the beginning of every year, it’s like a blank slate: the year can be whatever you want it to be. This is freeing, exhilarating, magical. Take advantage of it, my friends. Of course, we always have the magic of a fresh start available to us — in any day, any hour, any moment. Every morning...

Essential Zen Habits of 2020

By Leo Babauta What a freaking year it’s been. I don’t need to tell you. It’s been chaos and grief and frustration and anxiety and much more. It’s also been a year of growth for me, and for my mission. In fact, in that area, it’s been one of the best years ever. In this post, I’ll share some of my best posts of the year,...

How to Improve Any Moment

By Leo Babauta The title of this article is a bit misleading, because every moment is already perfect and doesn’t need to be improved. But our experience of the moment can be fraught with difficulty, and we have the power to create a new experience in each moment. The problems we face stem from our narrative about the moment: we are constantly...

Reminder: 8 Practices to Get Still & Calm

By Leo Babauta These days, it’s always nice to have reminders to become present, to pause into stillness, and to calm ourselves down. Chaos rules most of our lives, and every reminder we get can be helpful. Today I’m going to share some simple practices that won’t be new to most of you, but that are simple reminders...

Create a More Spacious Life

By Leo Babauta Contemplating on how I want to live recently, I became clear in the last few months that I needed to create more space in my life. My life is full, which is a wonderful thing — I have lots of people in my life who care about me, want to spend time with me, want to work with me. Amazing! And yet, it’s become...

14 Lessons Learned from Fearless Mastery

By Leo Babauta In the last 6 months, my team and I have been working to support a group of fearless leaders in our Fearless Mastery mastermind program. And they have been breathtaking. We’ve gone deep with them, they’ve created personal transformation and huge accomplishments with what they’re doing with their mission in the world....

A Guide to Being in Action

By Leo Babauta I have a couple of clients who’ve been stuck in inaction for months now, and they’re desperate to get into action. So we’ve set up structure and training so they can train themselves to be in action much more of the time. It’s trainable, if you’re willing to commit yourself. In this short guide, I’ll talk about...

A Key to Healing Our Divide

By Leo Babauta The country I live in has a pretty bitter divide between many of its people, and I’ll admit that it often feels hopeless to me. If you don’t live in the U.S., I’m sure you can see a similar divide in your country as well: People judging each other, angry and fearful, feeling very little understanding and compassion. ...

The Magic of a Fresh Start

By Leo Babauta One of the biggest obstacles to sticking with a habit change, a new system, a goal or long-term project … is that we get disrupted. Something interrupts our progress — we skip a workout day or two — and then some programming in our brains turns that into a message of how we’re not good enough, we can’t do it, we should just...

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