“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” – Charles Mingus Creativity is often made out to be a nebulous, messy, complicated, difficult thing, and it can be. But it doesn’t have to be. The judicious application of simplicity… Read More »How Simplicity Can Help Creativity, Briefly
By SysBots You’re working on two projects at once, while your boss has placed two new demands on your desk. You’re on the phone while three new emails come in. You are trying to get out the door on time so you can pick up… Read More »How NOT to Multitask – Work Simpler and Saner
By SysBots This is just a quick note to everyone. How many hours do you have in your day? Theoretically, there are 24 in mine. Yours might be different. But I sleep about 6 hours a day. Maybe 2 hours are spent eating. Another 2… Read More »How Many Hours Are In Your Day?
This article comes as a request from a number of readers who wanted to see how I apply the methods I talk about, and what my typical day is like. How do the Zen Habits work in a real-life setting? The truth is that 1)… Read More »How I Work: Zen Habits Applied to My Life
Every Tuesday is Finance & Family Day at Zen Habits. I’ve had a number of readers ask me how I find time for my family (my wife and I have 6 kids) while working two jobs, blogging and writing an insane amount of blog posts… Read More »How I Work 2 Jobs, Blog and Still Find Time for My Wife and 6 Kids
By SysBots Confession time: My name is Leo, and I’m a recovering creditcardaholic. When I was just starting out in the world of adulthood, I shied away from credit cards. My parents had had some troubles with them, so I had a bit of a… Read More »How I Ended My Love Affair With the Credit Card (and Why I Use Cash)
By SysBots Last week, I spent two days doing some productivity housekeeping. What the heck is that? It’s liberating and wonderful, that’s what. Imagine your house was messy (hard to picture, I know), because you kept putting off little things like putting away your clothes,… Read More »How I Cleaned House & Simplified My Work Life
By SysBots Because of a number of family gatherings in the past week, I’m feeling heavy. I’ve overeaten and my exercise has been minimal. That’s just a part of the holidays sometimes — things get so busy you can’t help but let your healthy habits… Read More »How to Get Fitter During the Holidays