The Essential Zen Habits of 2019 : zen habits
By Leo Babauta
It’s onerous to imagine we’re remaining out no longer simply every other 12 months, however a whole decade!
It’s been moderately a decade for Zen Habits, and likewise a truly robust 12 months for me and my project.
To get started with, let’s discuss what I’ve accomplished this 12 months:
- Hired a Director of Operations to assist my industry (Coyote Jackson) and my project on the earth, and labored with him a lot of the 12 months to broaden a super machine for our staff running in combination.
- Completely relaunched the Fearless Training Program. Coyote and I moved this system, which is on the center of our project, from Patreon platform to its personal website online, and entirely redesigned this system and made it one thousand occasions higher. It’s now a formidable program with a neighborhood, small groups for duty, a per month reside name, and extra. Check it out right here.
- Completely made over the Sea Change Program. We then took on Sea Change, my program for converting your habits … and we utterly redesigned this system. New website online, new curated set of demanding situations, new coaching for inexperienced persons, and extra. Check out Sea Change.
- Wrote & introduced the Fearless Purpose Training Package in lower than 2 weeks. I challenged myself to put in writing a ebook in per week, and it took me about five days. Then I grew to become it into a coaching package deal, whole with movies and guided meditations, and introduced it. I’m truly proud of it!
- Launched the Mindful Focus Course. I introduced this self-paced video route in April, and I feel it’s a super useful resource for locating center of attention and for dealing mindfully with procrastination and distractions. Check out the route right here.
- Dived deep into training. I took on five training purchasers this 12 months, and feature been diving deep into their objectives, patterns, and struggles. It has been enlightening for me, and I’ve gotten much better at training over the route of this 12 months. I truly love this mode of running with other folks. Btw, I’ve two spots opening up in a couple of month, should you’re .
- Conducted two workshops. I performed a workshop in Northern California as phase of a retreat via my buddy Jeffrey, and every other at a retreat in Costa Rica via my pals Phil and Janice. Working reside with other folks in retreats is one of my favourite issues on the earth. I can be protecting a retreat in 2020!! More in this quickly.
- Moved my circle of relatives from Guam to San Diego. An enormous private endeavor this 12 months, my spouse and I and our two youngest youngsters (the 2 youngsters — the opposite 4 are grown!) moved from Guam, the place we had been dwelling with circle of relatives for approximately nine months, to San Diego. We truly beloved being again in Guam, it used to be nourishing and beautiful. We even have loved San Diego, although we haven’t reached out to somebody to broaden friendships but. Still settling in. This transfer took a ton of time and effort across the center of the 12 months.
- And any other stuff: I did a self-trust cultivator problem, a 45-day self-discipline problem, were given again into studying the sport of Go, again into power coaching, and dove into other meditation practices.
I traveled much less this 12 months than within the remaining 5 years (although I did move to Costa Rica, Japan, Vietnam, Las Vegas and of route Guam). I stayed house extra. I targeted extra. I labored extra intently with other folks, in my project. It used to be an exquisite 12 months.
The Decade for Zen Habits
This has been an incredible 12 months for me individually, and for Zen Habits. Some of the highlights:
- I created the Sea Change Program in 2012, and feature been including content material to it and making improvements to it for the remaining of the last decade.
- My circle of relatives & I moved from Guam to San Francisco in 2010. It used to be an enormous transfer for us. We truly beloved dwelling in that town. We later moved to Davis, CA, then in short remaining 12 months again to Guam, now San Diego.
- I printed a lot of books: center of attention, Effortless Life, Little Book of Contentment, the One Skill, Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness, the Habit Guide e-book, and Ultralight: The Zen Habits Guide to Traveling Light & Living Light.
- I introduced a massively a success Kickstarter marketing campaign for my self-published Zen Habits ebook. Now to be had because the Essential Zen Habits ebook.
- I got rid of advertisements from Zen Habits in 2010, then a 12 months later, redesigned it via hand to its present minimalist design.
- I did the Goruck Challenge in 2011, then a 50-mile ultramarathon with my buddy Scott in 2013.
- I misplaced my father in 2015, then my spouse’s father in 2016. Also my buddy Scott Dinsmore in 2015.
- Created the 7-Day Vegan Challenge in 2013.
- Four of my youngsters was adults! The two more youthful ones was youngsters. I’m an previous dad now. 🙂
- I made just right pals. I traveled. Often, I traveled with the ones just right pals. I realized so much about meditation and mindfulness. It used to be an exquisite decade for me individually.
Essential Zen Habit Posts of 2019
To wrap up this 12 months, listed here are my favourite Zen Habits posts from 2019:
- Meditation: Sitting with Your Basic Goodness
- The 11 Life Lessons It Turns Out I’ve Taught My Six Kids
- How to Have More Focused Hours in Your Day
- Meaningful paintings: A Simple Three-Step Method for Getting Your “One Thing” Done
- A Mindful Method for When You’re Tired
- New Year: The Beautiful Minimalism of a Blank Slate
- Why We Never Have Enough Time & What to Do About It
- Working with the Heartbreaking Feeling That Something is Wrong with You
- The Deliciousness of Dealing with a Negative Person
- The Most Neglected & Powerful Act of Self-Care
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