Category Archives: Zen

The Joy of Letting Go of Stress

zen habits : breathe The Joy of Letting Go of Stress By Leo Babauta The holiday season can generally be one of the most stressful times of year. That’s on top of most families being so stressed they aren’t able … Continue reading

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Gratitude to Cure the Impulse to Buy More Stuff

zen habits : breathe By Leo Babauta It’s funny that two days with such opposing spirits come back-to-back in our calendars here in the U.S.: Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. One is about being thankful for what you have, and … Continue reading

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How to Want Very Little

zen habits : breathe By Leo Babauta There’s a part of today’s consumerist world that drives us to want more, buy more, act on our impulses, hoard, spend to solve our problems, create comfort through shopping, seek thrills through travel, … Continue reading

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A Healthy Way to Aspire to a Better Life

zen habits : breathe A Healthy Way to Aspire to a Better Life By Leo Babauta I have a friend who is unhappy with his life — being in debt, lonely, with a job he doesn’t like, in a town … Continue reading

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The Most Important Moment

zen habits : breathe By Leo Babauta Something I forget a lot, and have to remind myself about a lot: I’m not on my way somewhere. This moment isn’t just a stepping stone to get to another place. It’s the … Continue reading

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Avoid the Tendency to Think Your Way is the True Way

zen habits : breathe By Leo Babauta One thing I’ve been noticing in myself over the last few months, and I see other people doing it all the time, is thinking that my way is the right way to do … Continue reading

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Behavior Change 101: Harvard Business Review

“Whoa! What are you doing?” I asked, aghast. I had just walked into my daughter’s room as she was working on a science project. Normally, I would have been pleased at such a sight. But this time, her project involved … Continue reading

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What does this moment offer you that you are passing by without thought?

Don’t Waste Your Opportunity By Leo Babauta For most of us, our biggest sin is taking things for granted. I’m as guilty as anyone else: I wake up and rush into online work or reading, forgetting to appreciate what a … Continue reading

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The Anti-Bucket List

Have you ever made a bucket list? For me, they’re incredibly seductive — I love reading other people’s bucket lists, and making my own. But here’s what happens when you make a bucket list: You put this huge burden on … Continue reading

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A Brief Guide to Overcoming Instant Gratification

It’s no secret that we live in the Age of Instant gratification. That’s not news. But Paul Roberts has written an excellent essay at The American Scholar looking at the breadth of this phenomena on our society — it’s a … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of procrastination

Completing tasks and crossing them off the ubiquitous “to-do” list is a great feeling. But what about those nagging tasks we keep putting off? What’s the difference between those jobs that get completed and those that do not? The answer … Continue reading

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