You may or may not have noticed, but it’s been a while since I last posted to my blog. I could make many excuses for this, but instead I will recommend a blog that can help us all simplify our lives to really focus on what is important. Too often we get caught up in being “busy” and lose track of what is important – mainly relationships, exercise, and beloved hobbies. Sometimes this can’t be helped. There are just times of the year when the stars align to run you off your feet. However, when you get a moment to step back and take stock of where your energies are being spent, sometimes there are choices we have to make to let some of that busy work go. We especially need to let these tasks or errands go if they don’t align with our goals or values.
One of my favourite blogs to help remind me to live more simply is Zen Habits: Simple Productivity by Leo Babauta. “Zen Habits is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.” For me, he speaks of a more simple life that I hope to some day live. One spent taking walks with my family, reading that new book that I’m excited about, and reducing the amount of clutter in my home. Each new day is a new opportunity to live more simply. Zen Habits provides 3 posts a week to help guide us in how to get there.
The best place to start on Zen Habits is the beginning – The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Habits – A Guided Tour. Here you will be able to see Mr. Babauta’s most popular posts, his category breakdown, his recommended reading, and a list of his own book offerings. It doesn’t get much more simple than that.
Please check out Zen Habits and let me know what you think. What article from Zen Habits speaks to you the most? Let me know, as I have just scratched the surface of this wonderful site myself.
I hope you all are well, and hopefully not too busy to enjoy the simple treasures of life. Take care and thank you for visiting.