Grand Canyon Focus: The Practice of Full Devotion to a Single Task

Grand Canyon Focus: The Practice of Full Devotion to a Single Task BY LEO BABAUTA There is a coffee shop here in Tokyo (where I’m visiting this week), Bear Pond Espresso, that has been called the best coffee shop in the world. The owner and barista, Katsu Tanaka, is a master of his craft. Tanaka-san only serves his…

To Find Your Deeper Purpose, Listen

To Find Your Deeper Purpose, Listen by Leo Babauta I’ve found that if we can create a connection between our daily actions and our deeper purpose in life, then each day will be incredibly fulfilling. Unfortunately most people haven’t found their “deeper purpose” in life, and many don’t even believe they have one. That’s OK, but if…

Small Actions, Huge Impact

BY LEO BABAUTA Most people get hung up because of a few reasons: A task or project is too intimidating/overwhelming, so they put it off. Sticking to new habits is hard, so they fail after a week or two. Life becomes overwhelming, because there’s so much to do, so many choices. The problems with these…

Single-Minded Devotion to a Task

BY LEO BABAUTA I’m going to share a secret to productivity, happiness and mindfulness that you can practice right now, and every day: Devote yourself single-mindedly to anything you do. And by that, I mean anything. For example, you can single-mindedly focus on: Writing Washing a dish Talking to someone Reading an online article Listening to a…

How to Appreciate This Moment We’ve Been Waiting For

by Leo Babauta If this is the most important moment of your life, some ways you could appreciate it: Stop right now and notice what is right in front of you. Find a way to be grateful for this particular moment. If you are looking forward to something in the future (or anticipating anything in…

How to Train Yourself to Stay Focused

BY LEO BABAUTA It’s a common problem these days: switching between browser tabs and apps on your phone, checking social media and messages and email, thinking about the million things you have to do but putting them off … Anything but staying focused on one task at a time. And it’s hard to break out…

Three Practices for the Overwhelmed, Stressed, Anxious

BY LEO BABAUTA Many of us feel overwhelmed by all we need to do, and it can be downright stressful. I’d like to share three practices to take you from overwhelmed to just whelmed. You can’t eliminate stress, anxiety or the feeling of being overwhelmed from your life, nor would you want to. However, you…

Small Actions, Huge Impact

By Leo Babauta Most people get hung up because of a few reasons: A task or project is too intimidating/overwhelming, so they put it off. Sticking to new habits is hard, so they fail after a week or two. Life becomes overwhelming, because there’s so much to do, so many choices. The problems with these…

Letting Go of Distractions

by Leo Babauta Today I deleted several apps from my phone: Twitter, Reddit, Feedly, Snapchat, the N.Y. Times app, and more. I’m letting go of distractions, or at least learning to. In fact, I made a list of things I’m letting go of: Twitter (except to post my latest articles) Reddit Favorite blogs & websites…

5 Ways to Simplify Today

By Leo Babauta Living a life of simplicity can be a beautiful thing. But simplifying itself can seem like an overwhelming process. So I recommend simplicity in your simplifying. Instead of trying to simplify your whole life, tossing out all your clutter and paring your schedule to just meditation and writing your novel … how…