Inspiring archive for 2017-10-25

Creating the Elegance of Simplicity & Focus in Your Work Day

(2 years ago)
By Leo Babauta Our days can feel like a crazy sea of distraction, stress, busyness and overwhelm. We can get lost in that sea, and it’s hard to figure out how to find mindfulness and focus in the middle of it all. The answer, I’ve repeatedly found, is in the pure elegance of simplicity. Simplify […]

Overcoming Our Biggest Obstacle to Creating Habits

(2 years ago)
By Leo Babauta Whether you want to start a new exercise habit, start meditating or writing daily, start to get out of debt or clear your clutter … creating a new habit isn’t always easy. The steps themselves might be deceptively simple: pick one habit, keep it small to start with, and remember to do […]

20 SEC reading: the rich and the poor boy

(2 years ago)
An old Arab story goes that two boys – one rich and the other poor – were returning home from the market. The rich boy bought honey-covered cookies and the poor one, a piece of old bread. ‘I will let you eat my cookie if you play the dog for me,’ the rich boy said. […]