The Habits of Mindfulness
While many of us want to create good habits, what is the most fundamental habit to start with? In changing dozens of his own habits, and working with thousands of people to change theirs, Leo Babauta has found one habit changes helps form all others: mindfulness.
But “mindfulness” can be a vague buzzword — specifically, Leo will dive into the habit of daily meditation, how to start with just a couple minutes a day, and how to use these two minutes as a goldmine of learning for habit change and peace, contentment and happiness in the rest of your life.
We’ll look at why people fail at habits and how mindfulness can help. Perhaps most importantly, we’ll look at how to dissolve the attachments that lead to frustration, anger, procrastination, fear, resistance, and anxiety. We’ll work on developing a flexible mind, and contentment in the present moment.
Leo Babauta is the creator of Zen Habits, one of the most-read blogs on simplicity, mindfulness and habits in the world, and an author of numerous books on simplicity and habits.
Leo transformed his life starting in 2005, going from an overweight smoker who was deeply in debt with a life full of clutter and junk food … to someone who lost 70 lbs., became debt-free, decluttered his life, ran several marathons, became vegan, and much more. He and his wife also started unschooling their kids (they have six kids, four of whom have been unschooled) and finding simple ways to enjoy life.
They moved from their home in Guam to San Francisco in 2010, and now live in Northern California. Leo loves reading, running, meditating, and writing about all the crazy experiments he’s undergoing for the sake of his readers!