Articles tagged with "Resiliency & Change"


  • 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 […] …

  • A Guide to Letting Go of Stress

    By Leo Babauta We all deal with stress on a daily basis — whether it’s the stress of being busy and overwhelmed at work, having to deal with personal crises, traffic, relationships, health, finances … stress can be a big part of our lives. And stress has some strong effects: it makes us less happy, […] …

  • A Guide to Habit Resilience

    By Leo Babauta I’ve coached thousands of people who want to change habits, in my Sea Change Program, and I’ve found there’s a key difference between those who actually make changes and those who don’t. That key difference is what I like to call “habit resilience.” Habit resilience is the ability to bounce back when […] …

  • The Underestimated Importance of Encouragement in Habit Change

    By Leo Babauta When we’re trying to change a habit — whether its exercise or meditation or writing or quitting smoking — there are two key factors whose power most people don’t understand. The two factors are encouragement and discouragement. Let me walk you through an example. Michael wants to change his diet, and so […] …

  • A Simple Mindful Method to Deal with Tiredness, Loneliness & Stress

    “I discovered that when I believed my thoughts, I suffered, but that when I didn’t believe them, I didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Freedom is as simple as that. I found a joy within me that has never disappeared, not for a single moment. That joy is in everyone, […] …

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