Effortless Effort: Relaxing While Trying Hard

BY LEO BABAUTA I’ve noticed that a lot of us will be pretty wiped out at the end of a long day of work or social activity, to the point where we need time to recuperate from exhaustion. There’s nothing wrong with that, but let’s talk about the possibility of doing hard things without exhausting ourselves. … Continue reading Effortless Effort: Relaxing While Trying Hard

Curbing a Compulsive Habit: A Primer

by Leo Babauta The habits we just can’t seem to quit can be very challenging — not only are they hard to change, they can have negative effects on our lives, and make us feel bad about ourselves. In this post, I’d like to talk about a few things I’ve found helpful to curb a … Continue reading Curbing a Compulsive Habit: A Primer

The Body as a Vessel for Living

by Leo Babauta Something I’ve noticed is that we spend a lot of our lives wrapping our identity in our bodies. If our body is something we’re proud of, we feel really good about ourselves … but much more often, it’s a sense that something is wrong with us because our bodies don’t hit some … Continue reading The Body as a Vessel for Living

How to Let Go of Obsessive Overthinking

BY LEO BABAUTA Sometimes, our heads won’t stop thinking about something. Our thoughts will spin around and around, not willing to let go, obsessing. It might be about another person, a big event coming up, or about ourselves. It might be overthinking a decision, big or small. There’s nothing wrong with this. It’s a human thing … Continue reading How to Let Go of Obsessive Overthinking

Five Ways to Simplify Your Life

by Leo Babauta One of the great joys of my life is living simply, and every now and then finding ways to return to simplicity. Life tends to get complicated with time, and so I find ways to simplify. I’ve done lists with 100 ways to simplify, but obviously that’s not very simple! So today … Continue reading Five Ways to Simplify Your Life