Articles tagged with "Productivity & Organization"


  • You Absolutely Can Tackle the Big Things You’ve Been Avoiding

    By Leo Babauta What big task, project, chore, conversation have you been avoiding facing? It’s one of the biggest problems in many people’s lives — procrastination is one word for it, but I’ve found that “avoiding” is more accurate. We have something we don’t want to tackle or face, and so we keep ourselves busy […] …

  • The Create Fearlessly Challenge

    By Leo Babauta A couple days ago, I invited you to join me in the Get Fit & Active Challenge in Sea Change … today, I’m going to invite you to something very different from that. It’s called the Create Fearlessly Challenge, and it’s a part of my Fearless Training Program. It’s for anyone who […] …

  • A Guide to Managing Your Time When You’re Always Behind

    By Leo Babauta It seems to me that being behind on all the things you need to do has become (or perhaps always has been) a part of our basic human condition. I don’t know anyone who feels they’re completely on top of things. Most of the time, we feel behind — too many things […] …

  • Creating the Habit of Not Being Busy

    By Leo Babauta One of the most common problems among people I work with and coach is the feeling of always being busy. And then it becomes a rationalization: I can’t honor my commitments because I’m too busy! I can’t be with my family or friends because I’m too busy. I can’t work out, meditate, […] …

  • Meaningful work: A Simple 3-Step Method for Getting Your “One Thing” Done

    By Leo Babauta Most of us have that One Thing on our task list that is the most important thing on the list, that would be the most meaningful … and yet we’re not doing it. The One Thing is so meaningful and important that it brings up a ton of uncertainty for us, and […] …

  • The Create Daily Challenge

    By Leo Babauta This month I invite you to work on creativity and discipline in one habit in what I’m calling the Create Daily Challenge. It’s about practicing the discipline of creating space to create something. Every day. The challenge is to create space to create daily. Who has time to create something every day? […] …

  • How to Do Your Scariest Tasks of the Day, with Joy

    By Leo Babauta In my Fearless Training Program, one of our members talked about how she gets a lot done during the day, but inevitably puts off her two scariest tasks, and doesn’t get them done. Does that sound familiar to you? Putting off the hardest tasks of the day is a common affliction for […] …

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