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Practice that habit until it becomes second-nature, requiring no thought or willpower to do every day.

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The concepts in the book can pertain to almost anything in your life — it’s really that versatile. Limits mean that tasks poaer more manageable and as a result, less stressful. Breaking your goals down like this will mean that you can keep crossing things off your list and visibly feel like you are making progress.

Slowing down and focusing on one thing at a time, both simplifying and intensely focusing on the task or circumstance directly in front of us.

Babauta believes that a morning routine can be really powerful and set you up for a babaut day ahead. Living with less will make you a happier person. I read this book last year, and have now spent 10 months following the model – it works!

The Power Of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential

We should also have three Most Important Tasks for the day. Those who are labeled in elementary school as “responding well to structure”, but that turns out to be a euphemism for disorganized and scattered; and 3. Still, the book is very well-written and served as a reminder to determine and then focus on priorities and let go of the rest. Even if I never do the things the book and blog authors suggest, just reading these things is giving me a ton of energy to accomplish things I’ve been putting off for months.


The Happiness of Pursuit. Another suggestion is picking only one goal to work toward a goal being a month sort of thingand picking three projects at a time to be your working projects.

The Power Of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential by Leo Babauta

In The Power of LessLeo Babauta masterfully teaches the fine art of focusing on the essential and eliminating the superfluous. Multitasking is not a calm act, and Babuata stresses the importance of trying to find calm in our days, to escape the busyness of the world.

It doesn’t seem that eating is even a priority for him. This is another common theme among productivity and habit specialists, no-one ever encourages you to take on many habits at once.

When first beginning, Babauta recommends identifying a key goal that will take about month to complete. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. We live in a fast-paced world, this book is a great read for anyone looking to slow down a little and get rid of the clutter with the aim of focusing on only the important aspects of life. Jun 24, Ryan rated it it was amazing Off With the countless distractions that come from every corner of a modern life, it’s amazing that were ever able to accomplish anything.

Then consider next month and even next year.

But I do most of my personal MITs in the babajta. That being said, I didn’t feel as though I walked away with the feeling of being fired up about how to apply this philosophy. Except maybe the other half of 3’s bc there are two types of 3’s in this worldwho will benefit from a social media manifestation of this approach, where they can blog and comment to each other about how to apply the Master’s teachings in the nitty-gritty of everyday life, and help each other stay accountable.


If you can read this book with an open mind you may be able to take a step back and take inventory of your current life, you may discover that certain things you are doing or things that you own are getting in the way of your own happiness or freedom.

From my own experience, generally I find myself in a team that hasn’t enough people, where we report to someone who is reporting to someone else, who is reporting to someone else again, and at each level of that heirarchy projects are being invented and pushed down the chain to us lowly minions at the bottom who get stuck with trying to achieve all this with little option to push back.

This book is basically an extension of zenhabits, and if you like that blog, you’ll enjoy the book. Then, you choose three of those projects to focus on. Do this for a month. If one of them is small I might do it before work or during break.

By achieving steps more regularly your motivation will remain high. That being said, I didn’t feel as though I walked away with the feeling of being fired up about how to apply th This book espouses a philosophy that I acknowledge the wisdom of: Of course, usually I end up accomplishing much more than the three items on the list — but I always at least accomplish those, meaning that every day the most important tasks get done.