Articles tagged with "Resiliency & Change"


  • The New Normal

    By Leo Babauta 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. Some things that have changed for many of us: A sense of restriction: We’re not able to do our […] …

  • The Importance of Meditation in Crazy Times

    By Leo Babauta These are times of heightened change, disruption, uncertainty, fear, anxiety. It can feel pretty crazy for most of us. So how do we cope? What can we do in the middle of chaos and crisis? This is when meditation becomes of critical importance. Without meditation, we have no way of dealing with […] …

  • Dealing with the Immense Uncertainty of the World

    By Leo Babauta 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: Constant fear and stress can cause anxiety problems, worsening sleep and health, depression and […] …

  • Coming Back to Powerful Habits (plus 6 Powerful Habits)

    By Leo Babauta I was talking with a client about how he felt constantly behind on his email, Slack and other messages and small tasks. I suggested having regular times to do those things: 15 minutes in the morning and evening each for email and Slack (for a total of 30 minutes, twice a day), […] …

  • Master Your Relationship to Time

    By Leo Babauta The truth is, most of us have a pretty adversarial relationship to time. There’s never enough. We’re always behind. It goes by too fast. We can’t do important things because we don’t have enough time. None of it is helpful. Most of it is bullshit. Let’s take the first one: there’s never […] …

  • Working with the Ebbs & Flows of Your Resistance

    By Leo Babauta There is a part of us that resists things that are hard, uncomfortable, overwhelming, or a big change. Even if we really want to do it. What is this resistance, and how do we work with it? The resistance is simply our mind not wanting to do something that feels uncomfortable: anything […] …

  • You Can’t Do Anything That is Shamefully Wrong

    By Leo Babauta I work with a lot of people on their difficulties, and one of the biggest ones people have is some variation of, “I am falling short of my expectations (or others’ expectations and I feel guilty, shameful, inadequate.” In fact, I would guess that most people feel that they’re letting themselves and […] …

  • Discipline Challenge: What My Mind Does When I Commit to Hard Things

    By Leo Babauta In the middle of last month, I set myself a 45-day discipline challenge, just to see what my mind would do. I like the idea of pushing myself out of my comfort zone, and so I decided to take on 12 things at once, which is against my usual advice! The challenge […] …

  • Embrace Groundlessness: When Everything Seems Out of Control

    “To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again.” ~Pema Chodron By Leo Babauta It’s a […] …

  • How Shift Happens in Our Lives

    By Leo Babauta There are a lot of us who would like to change something, but find it difficult to make that change. I’m here to share with you the fact that making a shift like this is absolutely possible, and share how that shift might happen. So let’s start with this: making a shift […] …

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