A Fresh Start is when we get to start anew, with a blank slate. It’s waking up to a brand new morning, with a day we get to use however we want.
By Leo Babauta In the last week, two separate men told me they fantasize about leaving everything behind and living on a mountain. I can relate to this fantasy, because I’ve had it myself — live a simple life, away from the chaos and burden of this crazy world. What we (and many others) crave […]
By Leo Babauta I’ve talked with several people lately who have tasks lists from the floor to the ceiling, and it just overwhelms them. They’re not alone — I can relate, and lots of people have this problem. If we’re fairly organized, our task list has everything we could possibly want to do on it, […]
How do we become more present and alive in each moment? I have some ideas, based on the work I’ve been doing over the last 15 years on this.
One of the most powerful switches I ever made when changing my entire life was switching up my identity.
This is a painful time for so many of us. There is anger, outrage, pain, fear, racism, injustice, sadness, exhaustion — and it’s not just a recent thing, it goes back generations, as far as our country has existed. It’s heartbreaking.
It’s one thing when things are new, novel, exciting, fresh. It’s a completely different thing when things are boring, dull, tiring, burdensome. What would it be like to work with this difficulty inside ourselves, and shift it?
It’s time for us to accept that this pandemic, and social isolation, are here for awhile. But in addition to that, our reality has changed, possibly for good. We’re in a new normal.
In the middle of the chaos of the world right now, what can we do to take care of ourselves? Let’s talk about a handful of simple mindfulness practices that can be helpful.
The world is in a state of fear and uncertainty right now, and it’s stressful and overwhelming for most of us. This kind of fear, stress, uncertain and overwhelm can have some really strong effects on our lives. So how do we cope with this?