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2019
June
10 about
May
14 The Essential Zen Habits of 2018
12 Zen Mind in the Middle of Chaos & Stress
10 The Practice of Work Mind & Vacation Mind, Simultaneously
8 Parental Zen: How to Keep Your Cool as a Parent
6 The Zen Habits List of Perfect Books for Perfect Gifts
4 Please Support the Zen Habits Book
2 The Zen of Work
April
30 Zen To Slim: A Simple, 5-Step Weight Loss Plan
28 Zen To Done (ZTD): The Simple Productivity System
26 Zen To Done: The Simple Productivity E-Book
24 Zen Productivity
22 Zen Mind: How to Declutter
20 Zen Habits Update (with a Best of April 2008)
18 Zen Habits Declutters Its Ads
16 Decluttering as Zen Meditation
14 Your Most Frequently Asked Running Questions – Answered
12 Your Life, Simplified
10 The Practice of Year-End Reflection
8 Training to Be a Good Writer
6 What I’ve Learned as a Writer
4 The 7-Step Write a Book Fast Program
2 Write To Done: Unmissable Articles About Writing, Twice Weekly
March
31 Why You Should Write Daily
29 You’re Not Worse Than Other People
27 Get to the Root of Work Stress
25 Zen Productivity: A Workshop to Help You Find Focus, Mindfulness & Organization
23 Work as Play
21 A Year of Living Without
19 When Willpower is Trumped by Bad Habits
17 10 Reasons Why We Don’t Stick to Things
15 My Month Without a Smartphone
13 Why Zen Habits?
11 Why Your Email Inbox Is NOT a Good To-do List
9 Why You Should Think About Encouraging Others to Be Brilliant
7 Why You Should Celebrate Your Mistakes
5 Why You (Almost) Never See a Fat Japanese (or, How I Lost 5 lbs. in Tokyo)
3 Why ‘What’s the Next Action’ is the Most Important Question
1 Why the Law of Attraction is Wrong, But Why It Still Works
February
27 Why I Read (+ a Dozen Book Recommendations)
25 Why Living a Life of Gratitude Can Make You Happy
23 Why is GTD so popular?
21 Why I Love Being a Dad
19 The Brain’s Fast Mode
17 The Craving for Wholeness That Drives Our Actions
15 Three Practices for the Overwhelmed, Stressed, Anxious
13 What’s Your Groundhog Day Resolution?
11 What’s Wrong With the World? Not a Damn Thing
9 What Would You Do If You Only Had a Short Time to Live?
7 What is truly necessary? A guide to living frugal
5 Designing a Well-Lived Life
3 Overcoming the Social Costs of Being Different
1 Get Started: From Overweight to Healthy
January
30 Weekly Review: Key to GTD and achieving goals
28 Weekly Review: Goal revitalization time
26 Webinar: How I Used the Power of Bad Habits to Change My Life
24 32 Ways to Make Someone Happy Today
22 50 Ways to Be Romantic on the Cheap
20 The Secret Rule of Changing Anything
18 Don’t Waste a Moment
16 How to Want Very Little
14 Leave Yourself Wanting More
12 Want to gain weight? Focus on muscle-building, not calories
10 The Love of a Long Walk
8 Wake Up: A Guide to Living Your Life Consciously
6 How to Wait Less
4 Finding Your Voice
2 A Call for Compassion for the Defenseless


2018
December
31 Vegan Guide to San Francisco
29 A Loving Guide to Going Vegan
27 How to Get Motivated After a Vacation
25 The Unprocrastination Month, and the Relaunch of the Sea Change Program
23 The Downward & Upward Spiral of Health & Productivity
21 The Universal Narrative: When You Feel Unworthy
19 Unwired: A Month With Limited Internet, & Now No Cell Phone
17 10 Ways to Do What You Don’t Want to Do
15 Untrack: Letting Go of the Stress of Measuring
13 What Productivity Systems Won’t Solve
11 Unschoolery: My New Blog on Unschooling
9 The Beginner’s Guide to Unschooling
7 The 8 Habits of Healthy Living
5 Unproductivity: 8 Fantabulous Ways to Make the Most of Your Laziest Days
3 How to Beat Procrastination with Daily Training
1 Unprocrastination Challenge: Train Yourself with Daily Sessions
November
29 A Case Against Optimizing Your Life
27 Simplify the Internet
25 9 Rules for a Simpler Day
23 The Not Knowing Path of Being an Entrepreneur
21 Video: How We Get Hooked, & How to Unlearn Our Patterns
19 An Education in the Majestic Sierra Nevada
17 A Guide to Finding Calm & Being Less Frustrated
15 Undone: How to Change Our Procrastination Patterns
13 The Time to Shut Down
11 How Not to Do It All
9 A Primer on Understanding & Compassion
7 Fail Faster at Habits
5 Happiness is Uncovering What You Already Have
3 Uncopyright
1 3 Simple Mindset Shifts to Transform Your Work Tasks
October
30 Unconditional Acceptance of Yourself
28 The Unprocrastination Challenge for September
26 A Mindful Shift of Focus
24 Finding Peace with Uncertainty
22 The Truth About Your Uncertain Life Path & Purpose
20 The Quiet Theory of Influence
18 Training in Uncertainty
16 Letter to an 18-year-old on the Career Path Less Traveled
14 34 Little Ways to Share With the World
12 End of Busy: A Deliberate Life vs. Reactive Life, with Jonathan Fields
10 How I Tackle a Big Writing Project
8 Shannon’s Method: Overcome Habit Procrastination
6 Toss Productivity Out
4 The Little Guide to Un-Procrastination
2 A Guide to Letting Go of Shame & Fear
September
30 The Reality of This Moment
28 Getting Started with Traveling Ultralight
26 Shaken By Life’s Beauty, Shaken
24 Ultralight: The Zen Habits Guide to Traveling Light & Living Light (short read ebook)
22 16 Surprising Lessons from My First 50-Mile Ultramarathon
20 On the Future of Books: A Discussion with Seth Godin
18 Ultra-Simple 3-Step Productivity System for Getting Amazing Things Done
16 The Ultimate Productivity, Simplicity, Finance, Happiness & Weight Loss Hack
14 Make It Your Job
12 Redesigning Your Life’s Interface
10 My Typical Day: How I Get People to Think I’m Productive
8 Developing Selfless Compassion
6 Tynan’s Rules for Living
4 Turning Habits into Goals
2 Self-Help List
August
31 Turn Off the TV Week
29 Riding the Turbulence of Life Like a Wave
27 Becoming Emotionally Self-Reliant
25 An Overlooked Factor in Creating Positive Change
23 All You Need, You Already Have
21 The Miracle of the Self-Compassion Habit
19 Trying to eat healthier? Make lifestyle changes, and have a weekly cheat day
17 Letting Go of the Need for Control
15 A Guide to Developing the Self-Discipline Habit
13 Avoid the Tendency to Think Your Way is the True Way
11 On Making It Through Tough Journeys
9 The Amazing Self-Confidence Habit
7 The Tao of Travel
5 The Joyful Results of My Grand Travel Experiment
3 A Simple, Powerful Self-Compassion Method
1 Travel Lessons with My Family
July
30 How to Keep Habits Going During Travel
28 Sea Change Program: Change Your Life in 2017
26 The 7 Things I Do to Stay Fit While Traveling
24 The Comparison Trap
22 Scott Dinsmore, I Miss You Deeply
20 Lessons We’re Learning Riding Mass Transit
18 Clutterfree Inspiration: Two Beautiful Transformations
16 Advice for People in Their Early 20s
14 Train Your Mind Using the Puppy Method
12 How I Train: Fitness for the Everyperson
10 How to Do Your Scariest Tasks of the Day, with Joy
8 A Beginner’s Guide to Trail Running
6 7 Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People
4 Becoming a Master of the Time-Scarcity Demon
2 Top 5 Online Apps That Ruin Your Productivity
June
30 Top 5 Most Inspirational Videos on YouTube
28 The Joy of Scarcity
26 Top 42 Exercise Hacks
24 Top 30 Tips for Staying Productive and Sane While Working From Home
22 Simplify, and Savor Life
20 Top 20 Motivation Tips
18 Top 25 Life-Improving Christmas Gifts for Under $10
16 Create a Sacred Space in Your Heart
14 Top 15 Diet Hacks
12 Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Work Week
10 Sacred Bow: An Intentional Way to Close Out the Year & Start the New Year
8 Top 10 Tips for a Great Easter
6 Top 10 Resources and Inspirations for Decluttering Your Home
4 The Rut, & the Way Out
2 Top 10 Productivity Hacks – Overview
May
31 Top 10 Productivity Hacks – #9
29 Instead of Goals or Resolutions, Try Creating Rules
27 Top 10 Productivity Hacks – #8
25 Top 10 Productivity Hacks – #7
23 Sleep Like a Baby
21 Top 10 Productivity Hacks – #6
19 Top 10 Productivity Hacks – #5
17 Staying Motivated to Work on the Road
15 Top 10 Productivity Hacks – #4
13 Top 10 Productivity Hacks – #3
11 9 Mindfulness Rituals to Make Your Day Better
9 Top 10 Productivity Hacks – #2
7 Top 10 Productivity Hacks – #10
5 The Most Important Moment
3 Top 10 Productivity Hacks – #1
1 Top 10 Most Hilarious YouTube Videos
April
29 You’re Not Doing Life Wrong
27 12 Indispensable Mindful Living Tools
25 Primer: When You Have Too Much to Do
23 Reward Yourself Without Spending a Lot
21 Tired of Being Tired
19 A Mindful Method for When You’re Tired
17 The Monthly Review
15 Tips to Establish a Morning & Evening Routine
13 Tips for GTD’s Ubiquitous Capture
11 Review Your Goals Weekly
9 Small Actions, Huge Impact
7 Tim Ferriss vs. SysBots Showdown: On Whether Goals Suck
5 The Eternal Dilemma: Revenge or Forgiveness?
3 Create Time to Change Your Life
1 The Work You Love is Waiting For You
March
30 Zen Mountain: Leave It All Behind
28 How to Thrive in the Midst of Personal Turbulence
26 Three Powerful Techniques to Get Better at Habits
24 Resting in the Open Nature of Life
22 Three Simple Changes To Get Fit and Green at the Same Time
20 The Moment You’ve Been Waiting For
18 A Father’s Manifesto: Raising Young Men Who Respect Women
16 Think about your life goals
14 There’s No Task Easier Than No Task
12 The 7-Step Method to Find Focus for Writing
10 The Zen of Tech: 12 Powerful Ways to Keep Your Online Life Simple and Peaceful
8 The Zen of Running, and 10 Ways to Make It Work for You
6 Developing Extraordinary Resilience
4 The Zen Habits Story
2 The Worry That You’re Doing the Wrong Thing Right Now
February
28 Mental Resiliency: Letting Go of the Guilt of Not Getting Things Done
26 The Way of the Peaceful Parent
24 The Value of a Parent Staying Home with Kids, and Tips on How to Do It
22 How Repetition Can Kickstart a Habit
20 The Unsurpassable Productivity List: A Handy Guide to Getting Important Things Done
18 The Ultimate Guide to Motivation – How to Achieve Any Goal
16 The Rules of Effortless Parenting
14 The Two Okinawan Diet Rules (or How I’m Getting Leaner During the Holidays)
12 The Top 50 Productivity Blogs (most of which you haven’t heard about)
10 Relax Into the Moment
8 The Time When We’ll Be Present & Content
6 The Three Secrets to Happiness
4 The Mental Habit of Feeling Rushed & Overwhelmed
2 The Slow Secret: How to Make Lasting Changes in Your Life
January
31 The Six Greatest Gifts You Can Give Your Loved Ones (Plus Audio Tips on Achieving Goals)
29 Habit Relapse: What To Do If You Fall From Your Diet or Good Habits
27 The Single Secret to Making 2009 Your Best Year Ever
25 The Simplest Way to Clear Out Your Email Inbox
23 Why We Have Regret
21 The Simple Life
19 The Simple Fitness Rules
17 Refresh Your Focus Every Week to Achieve More
15 The Short but Powerful Guide to Finding Your Passion
13 The Seven Deadly Sins of a Relationship
11 Defeat Distraction: Refocusing with Purpose
9 The Secret Habit to Success
7 The Rules of the Unbelievable Lightness of Being Club, and How I’m Gonna Get in Shape
5 Reclaim Your Time: 20 Great Ways to Find More Free Time
3 The Power of Less Has Launched
1 The Only Way to Become Amazingly Great at Something


2017
December
30 How to Reclaim Your Attention
28 The Only Two Secrets to Motivating Yourself You’ll Ever Need
26 The Only Guide to Happiness You’ll Ever Need
24 Recipe: Best … soup … ever
22 The Minimalist’s Guide to Simple Housework
20 The Minimalist’s Guide to Fighting (and Beating) Clutter Entropy
18 Really Simple Goal Setting
16 The Minimalist Principle: Omit Needless Things
14 The Minimalist Gmail Firefox Extension
12 The Realization
10 The Mindfulness Guide for the Super Busy: How to Live Life to the Fullest
8 The Many Paths to Simplicity
6 Your Internet Habits Create Your Reality
4 The Magical Power of Focus
2 The Little Rules of Action
November
30 The Ideal vs. the Reality of Changing Your Life
28 The Little But Really Useful Guide to Creativity
26 The List to Beat All Lists: Top 20 Productivity Lists to Rock Your Tasks
24 The Delightfully Short Guide to Reading More Books
22 The Leo vs. Bellyfat Challenge
20 The Key to Dying Happy
18 A Challenge: Create a Daily Reading Habit
16 The Joys of Moving, the Comfort of Friends and Family
14 The Incredible Power of Contentment
12 Reader Contest: Design a Zen Habits T-shirt or Mug
10 The Habit Change Cheatsheet: 29 Ways to Successfully Ingrain a Behavior
8 The Getting Things Done (GTD) FAQ
6 How to Read More: A Lover’s Guide
4 The Get-Started-Now Guide to Becoming Self-Employed
2 The Four Laws of Simplicity, and How to Apply Them to Life
October
31 Procrastination is a Mindfulness Problem
29 The First Rule of Simplifying: Identify the Essential (or, How to avoid the Void)
27 The Essential Zen Habits of 2008
25 Read about me on Balanced Life Center
23 The Essential Time-Saving Guide for Busy People
21 The Essential Motivation Handbook
19 Ramit Sethi’s Entrepreneurial Habits
17 The Dirty Little Secrets of Productivity Bloggers
15 The Definitive Guide to Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions
13 Rainy days and Sundays are great family days
11 The Cure for What Ails You: How to Beat the Misery of Discontentment
9 The Culture of Free, and The Power of Less
7 How to Stop Your Habit Changes From Getting Derailed
5 The Coolest, Cheapest Mother’s Day Gift Ever
3 The Cheapskate’s Bible: The Complete Tightwad Gazette
1 I Tried to Quit & It’s Too Hard!
September
29 The Cheapskate Guide: 50 Tips for Frugal Living
27 The Building Blocks of a Super Healthy Diet (with a sample meal plan)
25 Living the Quiet Life
23 The Breath of God Inspiration Method
21 The Best Way to Successfully Overhaul Your Life
19 Questions and Answers on Compassion with the Dalai Lama
17 The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Habits – A Guided Tour
15 The Beauty and Culture of the Island of Guam
13 The Key Habits of Organization
11 The Art of the Small: How to Make an Impact
9 The Art of Doing Nothing
7 The Futility of Always Pushing Myself to Be More
5 The Art of Artlessness: On Living Simply and Naturally
3 The Anti-Fast Food Diet
1 Pursuing Happiness When It’s Already Within You
August
30 The 7 Keys to Turning Bad Habits Into Good Habits
28 The 12-Step Get-Out-of-Debt Program
26 A Guide to a Life of Purpose
24 The 10 Key Actions That Finally Got Me Out of Debt; or, Why Living Frugally is Only Part of the Solution
22 The 10 Essential Rules for Slowing Down and Enjoying Life More
20 Purpose Your Day: Most Important Task (MIT)
18 The 10 Biggest Influences on Zen Habits
16 Easier Decision-Making: Conduct Experiments
14 The Mindfulness of Pure Experience
12 What I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Zen Habits
10 The Zen Habits of Teen-agers
8 How to Put Your Writing in Public
6 6 Ways For Teens to Avoid Distractions and Finish Homework
4 Simplify Technology with Limits
2 The Incredible Progress of Daily Practice
July
31 A Tea Trip for the Ages
29 Tea Rituals for Focus, Health & Slowness
27 The 5 Principles of a Profound Workday
25 Essential Zen Habits of 2017
23 Burn Down the Farm
21 Flavorless: My Month of Food Boringness
19 My Most Important Productivity Method
17 Liking Healthy Foods is a Choice
15 Task Ninja: Form the Action Habit
13 Productivity 2.0: How the New Rules of Work Are Changing the Game
11 Grand Canyon Focus: The Practice of Full Devotion to a Single Task
9 the tao of productivity
7 Unconventional Productivity
5 Taming Your Email: Audio Tips on Finding Inbox Zen
3 Best Procrastination Tip Ever
1 The Little Book of Procrastination Remedies
June
29 How to Tackle Your Clutter
27 The Perfect System
25 The No Procrastination Challenge
23 Constant Task Switching
21 Procrastination is a Practice Ground for Life Mastery
19 Questions of Priority
17 A Month Without Sugar
15 Dealing with the Sweat-Inducing Fear of Launching a Major Project


2016
December
19 What We Lack in a Hyperconnected World
18 How to Be Prepared for Anything
17 Surround Yourself with Passionate People
17 Pretend You’re Who You Want to Be
16 Create a Superhealth Community
15 The End of the Day Philosophy
15 Our Relationship with the Present Moment
14 I Suck at Habits: How Do I Get Better?
13 The Gentle Art of Trying Something & Sucking at It
13 6 Practical Ways to Practice Being Present
12 Success Isn’t a Competition: Boosting Others Helps You in the Long Run
11 Subscribe
11 Practicing Slowness & Being Present
10 Fear Is Why We Have Too Much Stuff
9 Stuff I’ve Been Reading and (Mostly) Love
9 Stillness is a Powerful Action
8 To Those Who Are Struggling
7 Coming Back From a Setback
7 A Hidden Source of Power
6 My New Video Course: Dealing with Struggles
5 The Busy Person’s Guide to Reducing Stress
5 The Little Trick to Make Any Moment Better
4 A Method for Dealing with Feeling Stressed & Overwhelmed
3 The Joy of Letting Go of Stress
3 The Case for Replacing Exercise with Play
2 How to Beat the Exhaustiveness of Stressful Work
1 A Guide to Letting Go of Stress
1 When Your Plate is Too Full
November
30 Streamline Your Life
29 The Stories That Stop Us From Being Present & Taking Action
29 Becoming Strong & Healthy as a Vegan
28 A Guide for All of Us: Getting Good at Storytelling & Other Superhuman Social Skills
27 To Create a Habit, Tell a Good Story
27 A Guide to Eating a Plant-Based Diet
26 Stop Reading About It and Do It
25 Finding Stillness
25 The Healthful Vegan Diet
24 Finding Stillness: Resting at Home in the Middle of Chaos
23 Sticking to a Habit: The Definitive Guide
23 The free Eat More Plants! cookbook
22 What Really Motivates Us to Stick to a Project?
21 The Smart Way to Stick to Habits
21 8 Creativity Lessons from a Pixar Animator
20 Steps Towards a More Sustainable Life of Less
19 3 Steps to a Permanently Clear Desk
19 Cooking Healthful Joyful Meals with a Picky Family
18 Stateless Mindset
17 My Advice for Starting a Business
17 Inspiration + Aspiration
16 Starting, Over and Over Again
15 The Habit of Starting
15 Personal Branding: Be Aware of Your Pigeonhole – It’s Hard to Switch
14 Where in the World Do I Start?
13 The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Habits – A Guided Tour
13 31 Perfect Things
12 A Short Guide to Starting, if You’re Struggling
11 Getting Started with the Discipline Habit
11 you’re already perfect
10 The Productive Sprint
9 The Spiral of Successful Habits
9 A Life of Peacefulness
8 Spend time with family and loved ones
7 Fearlessness: How to Stop Running from Space
7 Peaceful Simplicity: How to Live a Life of Contentment
6 Life’s missing white space
5 Finally, the Truth About Soy
5 The Pause Upon Which All Else Relies
4 The Source of Contentment
3 Sound of Silence: How to Find Some Quietude in Your Life
3 The Voice of Patience
2 Some Days, You Just Have Nothing
1 the lost art of solitude
1 4 Step Guide to Letting Go of the Past
October
31 A Quick Guide to Gaining Confidence When You Socialize
30 So I Quit My Day Job – Holy Cow! I Took the Plunge
30 The Simple, Ridiculously Useful Guide to Earning a Living from Your Passion
29 Your Emails are Too Long
28 Smile in Each Moment
28 5 Shortcuts to Finding Your Passion
27 Vast Mind: 3 Ways to Open Beyond the Self-Concern of Our Small Mind
26 The Frustratingly Slow Pace of Making Changes
26 Paring Down Your Life
25 Slow Wealth: The Fantasmic JD Roth Interview
24 Slow Down … to Enjoy Life
24 The Parent I Aspire to Be
23 The Simplest Cure for Insomnia
22 The Practice of Vast Open Sky
22 Parent Survival Kit: A Be Prepared Checklist
21 The Six Key Steps to Healthy Finances in Your Relationship
20 Six Simple Steps to Avoid Credit Problems in a Bad Economy
20 Pare Down with the Declutter Habit
19 Sitting and Watching
18 I’m Returning to Single-Tasking
18 Pare It Down: Cut Away the Extraneous to Leave the Awesome
17 A Training Program for Single-Tasking & Focus
16 Single-Minded Devotion to a Task
16 Simplifying Is Painful
15 Single Best Productivity Tip
14 Simplify.
14 A Simple Strategy for Simplifying
13 13 small things to simplify your workday
12 Simplify Your Eating Habits and Meals
12 Why We Overplan
11 5 Ways to Simplify Today
10 How to Simplify the Holidays
10 Too Much to Do, Not Enough Time
9 Simplifying Your Digital Life
8 Simplicity Redefined: Be Open to What Emerges
8 A New Approach for When You Realize You’re Overcommitted & Overloaded
7 Coding Simplicity: How to Avoid Feature Creep in Your Life
6 Simplicity as Spiritual Practice: Declutter for Deep Personal Growth
6 Act with Devotion & Intention, Letting Go of Attachment to Outcome
5 Living the Simple Life
4 Simple Way to Save $3,000 a Year: Brown Bag It
4 Opt Out: A Simplicity Manifesto
3 The Wastefulness of Decluttering; or How to Make Less Count for More
2 Simple Things You Can Do to Lose Weight
2 Overcoming Our Biggest Obstacle to Creating Habits
1 Simple Systems: Clean Your House as You Go (with an added burst)
September
30 7 Rules That Keep My Life Simple
30 When Resistance Smacks You in the Face
29 A simplified morning routine
28 Simple Manifesto: Break Free from the Tyranny of the Clock
28 What if You Didn’t Have to Worry About Yourself?
27 8 Key Lessons for Living a Simple Life
26 Simple Living Simplified: 10 Things You Can Do Today to Simplify Your Life
26 Organize Your Family with a Family Binder
25 Simple Living Manifesto: 72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life
24 My New Course: Living the Simple Life
24 Optimize Your Productivity with Daily, Weekly Routines
23 5 Questions to Simplify Your Life During the Holidays
22 Simple Finances: How and Why to Build Up a Cushion in the Bank
22 Not Doing All the Things We Want to Do
20 A Call for Revolt: Advertising is the Anti-Minimalism
18 Don’t Waste Your Opportunity
16 Constantly Worried About How Others Perceive Us
14 The Way of Openness: Moving Away from Comfort & Security
12 How to Become Open to Life
10 Open Source Blogging: Feel Free to Steal My Content
8 The Willingness to Think Differently
6 Beating the Anxiety of Online Reading
4 Do One Thing Well
2 The Most Important Skill to Master
August
31 The Little Productivity Tip of a Zen Teacher
29 On minimalism
27 On Compassion Towards Our Children
25 On Compassion Towards Animals
23 You’ll Be OK
21 How I Finally Faced My Weight & Debt Problems
19 Limit Screen Time, Limit Sitting
17 Office Zen: Audio Tips on Focusing on One Task at a Time
15 3 Little Tricks to Deal With People Who Offend You
13 Warm Ocean Mind: Becoming Immersed in the Moment
11 The Obstacle is the Path
9 Working with the Obstacles in Your Path
7 Obsessive- Compulsive’s Guide: Top 12 Organizing Tips, Plus Resources
5 A Vegan Tour of NYC
3 Refraining From Letting Ourselves Numb Out
1 Now Do This, and The Single- Tasking Philosophy
July
30 How to Develop a Mind That Clings to Nothing
28 Love Notes
26 Notes on Life: Positive Thinking, Speeding, “Flow” in Meetings, Reading with My Kids
24 Notes on Life: Mantras, Small Things, Lists, and Such
22 Notes on Fatherhood
20 Notes from San Francisco
18 It’s Not Too Late to Change Your Habits
16 Worried About What You’re Not Doing
14 When Being Who You Are Challenges the Norms
12 Habit Mastery: Creating the New Normal
10 It’s Not a Problem, It’s an Experience
8 Finding Motivation on Important But Non-Urgent Tasks
6 Why We Struggle to Make Time for Solitude
4 10 Ways to Deal With the Non-Simplifying Others in Your Life
2 Two Simple Habits of Non-Procrastinators (Plus One Bonus Habit)
June
30 Filter Out the Noise
28 A Month Without TV or Video
26 A Simple Declutter Habit: Leave No Trace
24 My Month of (Almost) No Internet
22 Struggles with My Morning Internet Fast
20 A Month Without Coffee
18 When You Run Out of Ideas
16 How Not to Hurry
14 the best goal is no goal
12 The Way of No Debt
10 3 Small Discipline Habits You Can Train
8 New Year: The Beautiful Minimalism of a Blank Slate
6 The Zen Habits Handbook for Life
4 Mental Badassery: Becoming Aware of the Stories We Tell Ourselves
2 My Story
May
31 My Parenting Interview; and Everything Else You Ever Wanted To Know About SysBots
29 The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life
27 My Most Recent Failures and What I’ve Learned
25 My Kick-Butt Marathon Strategy: Smile, Breathe and Go Slowly (Plus, Why I LOVED Honolulu)
23 My GTD & Productivity Interview; Plus How to Kill Meetings
21 My GTD Implementation
19 My Four Commandments
17 My Fav Procrastination Hack – 30-10
15 My Boss and Friend Died Last Night. I Will Miss Him.
13 My Auntie Kerry Just Died … I’ll Truly Miss Her
11 The Empty Container
9 The Three Most Powerful Motivations
7 Creating a Lovely Morning
5 More
3 What You Can Say Instead of “I Don’t Feel Like It”
1 Monitor Your Impulse Spending Urges
April
29 Neither Averting Nor Craving in Each Moment
27 This Moment
25 How My Mom Makes Everyone Around Her Better
23 How to Savor Life
21 Savor Discipline: Merge the Interests of Your Future & Present Selves
19 Why We Struggle with Change
17 Conquer Your Day with Mini-Missions
15 My Mission: Help the World Transform Fear into Openness & Joy
13 The Tragedy of Missing Out
11 Become Happy in the Face of Physical Misery
9 The Miracle of Suspending Mis-Belief
7 The Contentment Habit
5 The Necessary Art of Subtraction
3 My Most Minimal Travel Setup Yet
1 Frictionless Work: How to Clear Your Life of Non-Essential Tasks
March
30 Minimalist fitness: your kids are the gym
28 Minimalist Gmail: How to Get Rid of the Non-Essentials
26 Minimalist Fun: The 100 Things Challenge
24 Minimalist Fitness II: Yardwork Workouts, Prisoner Workout and Other Non-traditional Exercises
22 Minimalist Fitness: How to Get In Lean Shape With Little or No Equipment
20 minimalism, rethunk
18 Minimal ZTD: The Simplest System Possible
16 No Excuses: Minimalism with Kids
14 Short Read: The Zen Habits Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness (ebook)
12 How to Cultivate a Year of Mindfulness
10 The Amazing Power of Being Present
8 Bring Purpose & Mindfulness to Your Work
6 Surrender, Mindfulness & Entrepreneurship
4 Mindful Simplicity: Decluttering, Cleaning & Leaving No Trace
2 Mind Like Water
February
29 The Meditation Diet: How I Lost 60+ lbs. by Savoring
27 My Mission to Change a Million Lives Through Uncertainty Training
25 The Mindful Fitness Challenge
23 What to Think About During Exercise
21 Startup Founder Megan Casey’s Habits of Priorities
19 Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind
17 How to Meditate Daily
15 Connecting Your Work Tasks to Meaning
13 The Simple Way to Stick to a Meal Plan
11 How to Master the Art of Living
9 Massive GTD Resource List
7 How to Make a Marriage Work
5 Confidence in Your Business
3 The March Challenge: One Small Change, One Big Impact
1 Overwhelmed by All the Changes You Want to Make
January
30 Things Every Man Should Own
28 Make Today Your Personal Miracle
26 The Main Reason Changing Your Life is Tough
24 The Magic of Being Held By the World
22 New Course: The Magic of Forming New Relationships
20 Lyrical Learning, & Why We Learn Habits Wrong
18 The Unexpected Pleasures of More Than a Decade of Reading Harry Potter
16 Low-Stress Ways To Move House and Declutter Your Life
14 What’s the Most Loving Thing You Can Do?
12 How to Become the World’s Greatest Lover
10 Creating the Time to Do What You Love Every Day
8 Looking for Love
6 Love Life, Not Stuff
4 Crazy Talk: The Do-What-You-Love Guide
2 Essential Zen Habits of 2016


2015
December
31 The 3 Do-What-You-Love Conundrums
29 Getting Lost in Just Doing
27 When You’re Lonely
25 5 Tips For When You Have Too Much to Do
23 Living Simply: The Ultimate Guide to Conquering Your Clutter
21 How to Live Well
19 Live Simply, and Save the Drama for Your Mother
17 The Little Guide to Inspiration
15 Little Changes Can Make a Huge Difference
13 The Little Book of Contentment
11 To Find Your Deeper Purpose, Listen
9 In Praise of Limits
7 The Little Habits
5 A Method to Find Balance
3 Living Lightly with the One-Bag Lifestyle
1 The Elements of Living Lightly
November
29 Are You a Lift or Drag Force?
27 Life’s Enough: Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
25 Lifehacker’s Gina Trapani: Her Top 3 Productivity Tips and Much More
23 Lifehack founder Leon Ho on success and staying focused
21 How to Find Your Life Purpose: An Unconventional Approach
19 Life Laundry Day: Get Your Affairs in Order Each Week to Clear Your Mind
17 Life is Poetry
15 Finding the Motivation to Change Your Entire Life
13 Finding the Elusive Work-Life Balance
11 A Guide to the Basic Anxiety of Life
9 The Letting Go Ebook, Free
7 Level Up to Lose Weight
5 The Practice of Letting Go
3 How to Let Go of Any Possession
1 Let Everything Breathe
October
30 Let the World Pass You By
28 The 11 Life Lessons It Turns Out I’ve Taught My Six Kids
26 Do Less: A Short Guide
24 Leo’s Book: The Power of Less Video and Website
22 How I Learned to Stop Procrastinating, & Love Letting Go
20 My Most Effective Learning Tools
18 Learning Tips for the Top 8 Learning Challenges
16 What I’ve Learned About Learning
14 The Ultimate How to Get Lean Guide
12 A Simple Technique for Launching Your Project in 20 Minutes
10 It’s Not Too Late to Change Bad Habits
8 The 4 Keys to Learning Anything
6 How to find opportunity
4 What I Learned From Taking a Knife Defense Class
2 kindfully + mindfully
September
30 Killing Email: How and Why I Ditched My Inbox
28 Kill Your To-Do List
26 Why Killing Time Isn’t a Sin
24 Teaching Kids to Pack Ultralight
22 Tips for Traveling with Kids
20 9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn
18 Help Me by Funding My Habit App on Kickstarter!
16 Kickstarter Bonus: Dealing with Struggles Video Course
14 Key Question: How Much Is Enough?
12 Keeping a stress-free, clean house
10 Karate Chop
8 Jumpstart your day (the night before) – an evening routine
6 Jump-Start Your Workspace: Small Changes That Improve Focus and Shorten Your Work Day
4 Letting Go of Judging People
2 Joyfear
August
31 The Fear of Being Alone
29 A Journey Without a Goal
27 An Exceedingly Simple Guide to Keeping a Journal
25 The Art of Being My Dad
23 Can’t Find a Dream Job? Create Your Own
21 Jealousy & Suffering
19 It’s Time for a New Relationship With Food
17 Don’t Scratch the Itch
15 The Hard Stuff Often Matters Most
13 Challenge: Create an Iron Will with Consistent Daily Meditation
11 The Secret to Interpersonal Happiness
9 The Zen Habits Guide to Spending Your Time Intentionally
7 An Intentional System for Working with Goals
5 An Intentional Life
3 The Mindfulness of Social Photo Sharing
1 Be Inspired
July
30 Inspiration file: Positive thinking when faced with life crisis
28 A Roadmap to Overcoming Insecurities
26 The Guide to Insecurities You’ve Been Waiting For
24 Inhabit the Moment
22 Infusing Play into Mundane Tasks
20 A Survival Guide for Beating Information Addiction
18 Inbox Master: Get all your inboxes to zero, and have fewer inboxes
16 The Power of Delay
14 Quashing the Self-Improvement Urge
12 The Dive Into Important Tasks Challenge
10 Simplify Your Day to Have a Greater Impact
8 Creating Your Habit Environment
6 Advice to My Kids
4 The Girl Who Saw Through the Illusions
2 Mindfully Free of Wanting People to Be a Certain Way
June
30 The Practice of One Thing at a Time
28 Why I’m Always in a Hurry, & What I’m Doing About It
26 The Things That Get in the Way of Doing
24 The No New Gifts Holiday Challenge
22 The Way to Finding Powerful Human Connection
20 How Do You Help Out a Blogger?
18 How to Teach Your Kids Good Habits
16 How to Survive (and Thrive) During the Holidays When You Feel Alone
14 How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck
12 How to Stop Being a Workaholic
10 How to Stick to Your Goals When Life Disrupts ‘Em
8 How to Simplify Your Filing System; or, Why Stacking Just Doesn’t Work
6 How to NOT do everything on your to-do list
4 How to Never Lose a Thing Again
2 How to Make Your Finances Automagical
May
31 How to Make the Time for Your Personal Goals
29 How to Make Gmail Your Ultimate Productivity Center
27 How to Make Exercise a Daily Habit
25 How to Live a Better Life with Less
23 How to Let Go of Hyperparenting and Learn to Relax With Your Kids
21 How to Let Go and Forgive
19 How to Kill Your Excuses
17 How to Instill the Love of Reading – In Your Child, or Yourself
15 How to Go From Sedentary to Running in Five Steps
13 How to Give Yourself to Whatever the Moment Brings, and Forget Stress
11 How to Give Kind Criticism, and Avoid Being Critical
9 How to get your credit score up, and how not to care
7 How to Get Things Done with Twitter
5 How to Get Back on the Exercise Train
3 How to Find Your Amazing Work
1 How To Find That Elusive Balance Between Work and Life
April
29 How to Find Peace Living With a Packrat
27 How to Drop an RSS Feed Like a Bad Habit
25 How to Doggedly Pursue Your Dreams in the Face of Naysayers
23 How to do a Weekly Review in Under an Hour
21 How to Declutter an Entire Room in One Go
19 How to Deal With Major Disruptions to Your Routine
17 How to Create a Minimalist Computer Experience
15 How to Connect With Humanity When You Feel All Alone
13 How to Become a Vegetarian, the Easy Way
11 How to Become a Patient Parent
9 How to Be Mindful During the Holidays, in 350 words
7 How to Be Childlike
5 How to be a Great Dad – 12 Awesome Tips
3 How to Actually Execute Your To-Do List: or, Why Writing It Down Doesn’t Actually Get It Done
1 How to Accept Criticism with Grace and Appreciation
March
30 How Simplicity Can Help Creativity, Briefly
28 How NOT to Multitask – Work Simpler and Saner
26 How Many Hours Are In Your Day?
24 How I Work: Zen Habits Applied to My Life
22 How I Work 2 Jobs, Blog and Still Find Time for My Wife and 6 Kids
20 How I save money
18 How I Ended My Love Affair With the Credit Card (and Why I Use Cash)
16 How I Became an Early Riser
14 How I Cleaned House & Simplified My Work Life
12 How to Get Fitter During the Holidays
10 The Simple Fitness Habit Holiday Challenge
8 A Simple Practice for Stressful Holidays
6 Change Your Story to Change Your Life
4 The Place Where You Are
2 Tremors of Psychitude: One Little Trick to Find Purpose and Motivation
February
28 Help Me Become a Full-time Blogger
26 In Love with the Heartbreaking Beauty of the Discomfort
24 The Simple Health Plan
22 My Healthiest Travel Routine Yet
20 The Two Most Powerful Ways to Create a Healthy Eating Pattern
18 The March Healthy Eating Challenge
16 The Spring Healthy Eating Challenge
14 Health Tip: Try Eating Vegetarian Sometimes
12 Hassle-free Weight Loss: The Zen Habits Meal Plan
10 How to Be Happy Anytime
8 How to Be Happy When You’re in an Unhappy Situation
6 Happy 1st Birthday Zen Habits – Celebrating One Wonderful Year
4 Happiness tip: Volunteer at least once this month
2 Happiness Tip: Smile at a Stranger
January
31 Savor the Little Things
29 Handle Chores, House Cleaning and Errands with Simple Systems
27 Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity
25 The Half Step That Will Change Your Life
23 Haiku Productivity: The Power of Limits to Increase Our Focus
21 Haiku Productivity: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential
19 Haiku Productivity: Limit Your Work Week
17 Haiku Productivity: Limit Your Projects to Achieve Completion
15 The Four Habits that Form Habits
13 The Simple Guide to Creating Habits for a Great Year
11 A Guide to Habit Resilience
9 Habit Mastery: My New Course to Help You Level Up Your Skills
7 The 5 Keys to Forming Any Habit
5 The Habit Guide Ebook: My Most Effective Habit Methods & Solutions
3 My Morning Routine
1 Get Back on Track


2014
December
30 9 Steps to Achieving Flow (and Happiness) in Your Work
28 The Little Handbook for Getting Stuff Done
26 The Grounded Challenge: Practice Mindfulness with Your Difficulties
24 Place Yourself in the Presence of Greatness
22 How to Be Great
20 The Tiny Guide to Being a Great Dad
18 Gratitude to Overcome Boredom, Difficulties, Complaining, & Feeling Overwhelmed
16 A Brief Guide to Overcoming Instant Gratification
14 The Transformative Power of the Gratitude Habit
12 The Thinking Habit That Changed My Life
10 A Gradual Approach to Healthy Eating
8 Gradual Vegetarianism: The Easy Way to a Slim Waist
6 How I Became (Mostly) Google-free in About a Day
4 Google Features I’d Like To See
2 When You Have a Voice Telling You You’re Inadequate
November
30 How to Love Your Dark Side
28 The Golden Money List: Hundreds of Tips for Turning Your Financial Life Around
26 Golden Goals: Trent of The Simple Dollar: Baby boy is his inspiration
24 Golden Goals series: Secrets to the success of J.D. Roth (of Get Rich Slowly)
22 Golden Goals series: Kyle Pott of Lifehacker.com on losing weight, waking early and GTD
20 Golden Goals series: Gina Trapani of Lifehacker on productivity hacks and success
18 Golden Goals series: David Seah on clarity, creativity and productivity
16 Golden Goals series: Cyan Ta’eed of FreelanceSwitch on taking on more than you can handle
14 Golden Goals series: Adam Pash of Lifehacker on writing code and determination
12 Golden Goals: Mark Frauenfelder of bOING bOING: Bills motivate him to work
10 Golden Goals: Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project on taking the plunge
8 Golden Goals: Anne Zelenka of Web Worker Daily on finding your place in the world
6 Golden Goals: Alexander Kjerulf, the Chief Happiness Officer, on staying true to yourself
4 The Gods of This Day
2 Become a God of Learning Your Trade
October
31 Achieving Without Goals
29 7 Little Things That Make Life Effortless
27 The Zen Habits Holiday Gift Guide
25 Kids Who Are Gift-less are Gifted
23 The Gift
21 20 Simple Strategies for Getting Healthy
19 The Incredible Importance of Sleep for Habits & Motivation
17 Get Off Your Butt: 16 Ways to Get Motivated When You’re in a Slump
15 Get Less Done: Stop Being Productive and Enjoy Yourself
13 Get the Kids Outdoors
11 Get Inspired
9 Get Healthy and Fit, Part 2 – Exercise Edition
7 Get Healthy and Fit, Part 1
5 The Other Person is Never the Problem
3 6 Things to Know About How to Get Out of Funk Town
1 Meditation: The Most Fundamental Habit
September
29 12 Tips For Beating the Social Overeating Habit
27 A Primer on Full-Screen Living
25 Wanting Someone Else to Fulfill Our Lives
23 The Habit of Calm When You’re Feeling Frustrated
21 A Mini-Guide to Not Being Frustrated All the Time
19 When Others Frustrate You
17 How to Make Friends
15 How to Make the Most of the Fresh Start of a New Year
13 Breaking Free From Consumerist Chains
11 Free Ebook: Thriving on Less – Simplifying in a Tough Economy
9 The Fear of Being Found a Fraud
7 The Habits of Five Amazing Founders
5 How We Lose Sight of the Profound Awesomeness of Life
3 Why You Can’t Eat Healthier
1 A Guide to Overcoming Procrastination & Finding Focus
August
30 Three Little Habits to Find Focus
28 Monk Mind: How to Increase Your Focus
26 How to Train Yourself to Stay Focused
24 Develop the Powerful Habit of Mindful Focus
22 Focus: My new book on simplicity in the age of distractions
20 Focus as an Antidote for Wanting to Do Everything
18 The Tiny Guide to Creating the Flossing Habit
16 Effortless Decision-Making
14 Flip Your Karma: 8 Tricks to Turn the Bad Into the Awesome
12 Developing a More Flexible Mind
10 Traveling Lightly & Being Grounded in the Middle of Chaos
8 The Flexible Mind
6 My Struggles with Eating Boring Food
4 The Biggest Reasons You Haven’t Changed Your Habits
2 Five Simple Exercise Programs for Beginners
July
31 Why the Fitness Habit is More Important Than the Plan
29 20-plus Amazing Fitness Blogs to Inspire You
27 A Compact Guide to Creating the Fitness Habit
25 The New Rules of Fitness for 2013
23 A Simple Fitness Plan for Travelers
21 20 Small Actions to Create a Fit Environment
19 The 38 Best Methods of Successful Exercisers
17 Fiscal Fitness: Eliminate Debt with 10 Successful Diet Principles
15 First Sprint Triathlon Completed! (Race Report)
13 The First Hour: Creating Powerful Mornings
11 Hold Your Own Feet to the Fire
9 The Five Things You Need to Know About Finding the Work You Love
7 Finding the Natural Rhythms and Flows of Working
5 Finding Focus
3 Find Stillness to Cure the Illness
1 Financial Zen: How to Get Financial Peace of Mind
June
29 How Taking Care of My Finances Changed My Life
27 Feeling Down? 7 Ways to Pick Yourself Back Up!
25 Improve Every Moment
23 Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway (or, the Privatization of the English Language)
19 Seized by the Thunderhold of Fear
17 The Path of Fearlessness
15 Join My Fearless Training Program & Be a Part of My Mission
13 The Fearless Challenge
11 When Fear is Stopping You From Pursuing Meaningful Work
9 Develop Resiliency: How to Move Towards Your Fears
7 Fear is the Root of Your Problems
5 A Guide to Fear Mastery
3 Walled-in: Life Without Facebook
1 My Personal Fat-Loss Plan
May
30 The Essence of Fatherhood: 6 Simple Lessons
28 What to Eat for Fat Loss
26 Zen Habits Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
24 The Delusional Fantasies We Live With Each Day
22 How to Deal with Your Family’s Bad Habits
20 16 Essential Tips for Traveling with a Family
18 Family day and family meetings – a rewarding routine
16 Getting Your Family On Board with Life Changes
14 How to Handle the Difficult Times
12 Faith in Humanity: How to Bring People Closer, and Restore Kindness
10 What I Do When I Fail
8 I Failed
6 How to Fail at Habits
4 Turn Toward the Problem
2 The Face Everything Technique: Why Avoiding Difficulties Doesn’t Work
April
30 The Four Hidden Habit Skills
28 8 Experiments in Motivation
26 My Grand Travel Experiment
24 Powerful Courageousness: Practices to Expand Yourself & Your Gift
22 The Biggest Reason We Don’t Stay on a Regular Exercise Habit
20 What the Exercise Habit Did For Me
18 The Get Fit For Summer Exercise Challenge
16 15 Great Excuses Not to Form the Fitness Habit
14 Exclusive Interview: Stephen Covey on His Morning Routine, Blogs, Technology, GTD and The Secret
12 Exclusive Interview: Leo Talks With Tim Ferriss of 4-Hour Workweek
10 Leo Interviews Merlin Mann
8 What I’ve Been Excited About (& How I Work)
6 The Universe of a Single Task
4 Everything You Wanted to Know About Simplifying Your Life, and Way More
2 The Ground of Your Basic Goodness
March
31 How to Get Good at Dealing With Massive Change
29 Eva’s List: Traveling Light for Women
27 The Destructive Habit of Evaluating Everything We Do
25 My New Book: Essential Zen Habits
23 My Essential Mac Setup
21 The Essential Zen Habits of 2009
19 Escape Your Location: How to Become Free From the Office
17 The Best & Less-than-Best Motivations for Learning
15 This Moment is Enough
13 The importance of enjoying the habit
11 Enjoy Life Now, AND Save for Later; or, Why Delayed Gratification is a False Dichotomy
9 Engineer Life: Set Up Habit Changes So It’s Hard to Fail
7 The end of busy
5 The Underestimated Importance of Encouragement in Habit Change
3 Empty-Handed, Full-Hearted
1 How to Build an Empire
February
27 The Unpredictable Freedom and Sweetness of Chaos
25 A Mindful Guide to Email in 20 Minutes a Day
23 Email Zen: Clear Out Your Inbox
21 Email Sanity: How to Clear Your Inbox When You’re Drowning
19 Eliminate Debt with the Snowball
17 Eliminate All But the Absolute Essential Tasks
15 The Elements of a Healthy Diet, & How to Change
13 The elements of change
11 Creating the Elegance of Simplicity & Focus in Your Work Day
9 Compassion in the Midst of Madness
7 The Effortless Life: A Manual for Contentment, Mindfulness, & Flow
5 Two Ways to Form Habits Effortlessly
3 Efficient Google Searches and a Zen-like Work Space
1 Education Needs to Be Turned on Its Head
January
30 Edit Your Life, Part 6: A Media Fast
28 Edit Your Life, Part 4: Your Work Space
26 Edit Your Life, Part 5: Your Wardrobe
24 Edit Your Life, Part 3: Closets and Drawers
22 Edit Your Life, Part 2: Your Rooms
20 Edit Your Life, Part 1: Commitments
18 The Rule of the Edge
16 How to Change Your Eating Patterns
14 June Challenge: Eat Healthy Meals to Get Sexier
12 The Most Successful Techniques for Rising Early
10 Early Riser: Three Quick Ways to Help Cure Insomnia
8 My 10 Essential Email Habits
6 Ego Dropping: The Magic of Breaking Free from Self-Concern
4 The Drop Deeper into Mindfulness Challenge
2 Dream Come True: I’ve Got a Book Deal!
1 Essential Zen Habits of 2014


2013
December
31 Essential Zen Habits of 2015
29 When You’re Feeling Self-Doubt & a Lack of Motivation
27 the insidious perfidiousness of doubts, overcome
25 Don’t Have Time for Goals? Simplify Your Commitments
23 How to Finish
21 Done: Reduce Task Friction to Get to Task Completion
19 Family Gatherings: The Ultimate Mindfulness Training Ground
17 the zen of doing
15 6 Money Lessons for My College-Aged Daughter
13 The Do Plan, or Why We Know But Don’t Do
11 Making Yourself Work
9 Do Interesting Things
7 The Magic of Seeing Everything as Sacred
5 Letting Go of Distractions
3 The Cure for Your Distraction Syndrome
1 An Addict’s Guide to Overcoming the Distraction Habit
November
29 A Guide to Dealing with Dissatisfaction with Ourselves
27 How We’re Harmed by Our Dissatisfaction with Ourselves
25 Practicing Non-Judgment
23 Discomfort Zone: How to Master the Universe
21 Why Fear of Discomfort Might Be Ruining Your Life
19 Self-Discipline in 5 Sentences
17 The Myth of Discipline
15 7 Discipline-Mastering Practices
13 Discipline is an illusion; Motivate yourself instead
11 The Building Self-Discipline Challenge
9 A Guide to Dealing with Frustration & Disappointment in Yourself
7 How to Develop an Awesome Sense of Direction
5 Pushing Past the Terrifying Dip in Motivation
3 The Simplest Diet for Lean Fitness
1 Relationship Salve: The Practice of Intentional Dialogues
October
30 Develop clean-house habits one at a time
28 Feeling Determined to Change
26 A Guide to Changing Self-Destructive Behaviors
24 Design Your Life: What Would You Do If You Had Nothing To Do?
22 My Depth Year 2018: The Constraints of Deep Focus
20 A More Deliberate Way of Living
18 Stepping Out of Old Habits & Deeper Into Mindfulness
16 The Deep Uncertainty of Meaningful Work
14 Creating Structure to Go Deep
12 Deep Focus: Training to Open in the Middle of Shakiness
10 Declutter Your Life
8 Rules for Getting Organized & Decluttered
6 The Quickstart Guide to a Decluttered Home
4 The Minimalist Way to Declutter
2 The Declutter Your Space Challenge
September
30 How to Form the Decisiveness Habit
28 A Simple Mindful Method to Deal with Tiredness, Loneliness & Stress
26 The One Deadly Sin of Changing Habits
24 Set Powerful Deadlines
22 Dead Simple Guide to Beating Procrastination
20 The Daybreak: Make an Important Goal Happen with a Morning Habit
18 Darren Rowse’s undisciplined productivity
16 How to Write Every Day
14 On Being a Dad
12 A Secret to Dad Greatness
10 The Simplicity Cycle: Returning to Paring Down to Find Your True Needs
8 Cyber Minimalist: How to Work (Almost) Completely Online
6 Cut Your Work Week to Get More Done
4 Gratitude to Cure the Impulse to Buy More Stuff
2 Soaking in the Wonder of the Emerging Moment
August
31 The Many Reasons We Rely Upon Our Clutter
29 Simplify: Let Go of Your Crutches
27 The Habits That Crush Us
25 The Art of Handling Criticism Gracefully
23 How Creativity Works, & How to Do It
21 The No. 1 Habit of Highly Creative People
19 Overcoming the 10 Biggest Obstacles to Creating
17 Create.
15 Create Structure When You’re Floundering
13 Creating Silence from Chaos
11 How I Created Great Rituals in January
9 Create a New Habit in February
7 Cranking Widgets: Turn Your Work into Stress-free Productivity
5 A Guide to Moving Courageously Into a New Uncertain Space
3 The Underrated, Essential Art of Coping
1 Our Everloving Quest to Control Our Lives
July
30 The Illusion of Control
28 Zen of Busy: Continual Letting Go When You’re Overwhelmed
26 A Guide to Practical Contentment
24 The Little Guide to Contentedness
22 Life as a Conscious Practice
20 Conquer the Fears Lurking in the Dark Corners of Your Mind
18 Creating the Genuine Connections We Long For
16 How I Conduct My Business
14 4 Simple Principles of Getting to Completion
12 The Compassionate Way to Health & Fitness
10 A Guide to Practical Compassion
8 The Heartbreaking Cruelty of Comparing Yourself to Others
6 The Futility of Comparing Yourself to Others
4 Becoming More Deeply Committed to My Commitments
2 Give Up Comfort
June
30 Zen Habits Coaching
28 Clutterfree, Finally
26 The Clutter-free Holiday Guide
24 The Clutterfat Challenge: Transform Your Living Space in a Month
22 Your Top 10 Clutter Questions, Answered
20 The Beautiful and Scary Practice of Moving Closer
18 Let Go of Stress: Nothing to Cling To
16 Being Mindful of Your Stress
14 The Simple Pleasure of Clearing Piled Up Work & Chores
12 Clearing Your Life for a New Year
10 The Clean-as-You-Go Principle
8 The Best Things I’ve Learned About Raising Children
6 The Child That Holds Us Back
4 The Daily Checklist
2 Cheap but great dates
May
31 A Guide to Getting Good at Dealing with Chaos
29 Living With Chaos
27 Meditating in the Middle of Chaos
25 The Pain & Beauty of Life Changes
23 How to Change Your Life: A User’s Guide
21 How to Change Other People
19 How to Build the Muscle of Change
17 The 30-Day Learning Challenge
15 My Failed Month of ‘No Sitting’
13 Removing Ourselves From the Center of Everything
11 Herding Cats: A Simple Method for Working with the Disorder of Our Lives
9 Simple Budgeting for Lazy People
7 A Guide for Young People: What to Do With Your Life
5 How to Choose Your Purpose-Filled Career
3 The Case for Caring About Your Work
1 lessons from a car-free life
April
29 Can You Spot These 10 Thinking Sins?
27 The 7 Habits of Calmness
25 Calm as a Monk: How Equanimity Can Save Your Sanity
23 Buying Too Much Stuff is Driven By Uncertainty
21 Challenge: Buy Nothing Until 2013
19 How to Stick to a Habit When Life Falls Apart
17 5 Lessons in Contentment from Billionaires Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger
15 Exercises for the Terminally Busy
13 The Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes
11 The Habits of Happiness
9 a brief guide to life
7 The Calm Approach
5 Breathe.
3 How to Breathe
1 In Memory of Juan “Brand” Cruz, a Man Who Inspired Me to Be Better
March
30 Books & Courses
28 Zen Habits Book Now For Sale
26 Book review: Your Money or Your Life
24 Book review: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
22 Book review: Simplify Your Life
20 Book review: Greatest Salesman in the World
18 The Zen Habits Book is Almost Done
16 Bonus Video Podcasts for The Essential Motivation Handbook
14 The Exquisite Habits of the Founder of Blue Bottle Coffee
12 The Painful Beauty of Impermanence
10 Blogging God Steve Pavlina Interview: On Motivation, Handling Email, Daily Routines, How He Got Started, and Much More
8 Big Rocks First: Double Your Productivity This Week
6 How to Make Health Insurance a Bad Bet
4 A Guide to Making This Your Best Year Ever
2 All The Best Tips on Getting In Shape, In One Handy List
February
28 Best of Zen Habits: March 2008
26 Best of Zen Habits, January 2008
24 Best of Zen Habits in 2007
22 Best of Zen Habits, February 2008
20 Best All-Time Children’s Books
18 Best 8 Ways to Deal with Detractors
16 Ben Franklin’s hack tweaked – tracking my goals
14 How to Believe in Yourself
12 The Key Mental Habit of Simplicity
10 The Feeling That You’re Always Behind on Work
8 Beginner’s Guide to Running
6 Beginner’s Guide to GTD
4 Beginner’s Guide to Cycling
2 Approaching Life with Beginner’s Mind
January
31 How to Start
29 Become a Career Renegade: Interview with Career Expert Jonathan Fields
27 How to Be Calm
25 Finding Beauty in Every Freakin’ Moment, No Matter What
23 Beautiful Practice Ground: The Secret to Training Your Mind
21 The Beautiful Mornings Challenge: Create a Sacred Morning Routine
19 The Way to Be
17 Be Still.
15 The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Barefoot Running
13 the barefoot philosophy
11 The Zen of the Barbell
9 The Power of Habit Investments
7 The Intersection of Fit and Fun
5 The Case Against Buying Christmas Presents
3 The Quickstart Guide to Quitting a Bad Habit
1 Essential Zen Habits of 2013
1 A Brief Guide to Quitting a Bad Habit


2012
December
30 How to Get Back on Track with Motivation & Habits
28 Baby Makes Eight: Raising Six Kids – Part 2, organization edition
26 Baby Makes Eight: Raising Six Kids – Part 1
24 6 Ways to Create an Awesome 2016
22 How to Not Be Driven by Your Aversions
20 Autopilot Achievement: How to Turn Your Goals Into Habits
18 Automate Your Income to Simplify Your Life
16 An Autodidact’s Schedule
14 Attack Your Limitations: Turn Your Weaknesses Into Strengths
12 The Zen Habits Guide to Letting Go of Attachments
10 Overwhelmed & Rushed? Do a Stress Assess
8 A Healthy Way to Aspire to a Better Life
6 The Buy-Nothing Holiday Survival Guide
4 Are Your Days Crazy? Take Control
2 Flowing with the Stresses of Kids (or anyone else)
November
30 The Only Way to Respond to Life
28 My Pursuit of the Art of Living
26 Four Antidotes to Procrastination
24 The Antidote to Self-Harshness & Resentment
22 Why I don’t care about success
20 The Anti-Bucket List
18 A Mantra for Dealing with Life’s Annoyances
16 A Practice For When You Find Yourself Annoyed by Other People
14 Announcing Zen Family Habits
12 Get Better at Dealing with Anger
10 Expanding the Envelope: A Method for Beating Anger
8 5 Ideas to Create an Amazing 2015
6 How to Be Mindful All the Time
4 When In Doubt Simplify
2 Alow yourself to be happy and proud of your progress
October
31 Learning to Sit Alone, in a Quiet Empty Room
29 How to Learn Anything
27 Habits: A Simple Change in Mindset Changes Everything
25 The Wisdom of Allowing Things to Happen
23 All the Advice on Happiness You’ll Ever Need in One Post
21 Relaxing Into the Feeling of Being Alive
19 Toss Your Expectations Into the Ocean
17 Writer as Coder: The Iterative Way to Write a Book
15 One Simple Shift to Turn Life Into an Adventure
13 Mindfully Coping with Urges & Addictions
11 7 Strategies for Facing Your Internet/TV Addiction
9 The Habit Action List
7 The Action Habit: Put Everything Into the First Step
5 Turn Inspiration Into Action
3 achieving, without goals
1 Achieving Goals with my Son: Our Harry Potter Marathon
September
29 Achieve Your Dreams Despite Pressures of Work and Family
27 Accept What Is — Don’t Judge as Good or Bad
25 A Time for Gratitude
23 A Simple Playlist for Tranquil Exercise, Productivity and Calm Living
21 A Simple Method to Avoid Being Judgmental (yes, that means you!)
19 A Simple Guide to Setting and Achieving Your Life Goals
17 A Simple Guide to Keeping Your Counters Clutter-free
15 A Simple Guide to Being Present for the Overworked and Overwhelmed
13 A Minimalist’s Guide to Using Twitter Simply, Productively, and Funly
11 A Letter to My Son, on Starting Out In Life
9 A Guide to Escaping Materialism and Finding Happiness
7 A Guide to Cutting Back When You Feel Overwhelmed
5 A Guide to Cultivating Compassion in Your Life, With 7 Practices
3 A Guide to Creating a Minimalist Home
1 A Guide to Beating the Fears That Are Holding You Back
August
30 A Beautiful Method to Find Peace of Mind
28 A 3-Step Cure for Digital Packrats, and How to Know If You’re One of Them
26 A 12-Step Program to Eating Healthier Than Ever Before
24 9 Fail-proof Tips for Eating Healthy at Social Gatherings
22 80 Awesome Weight Loss Tips
20 8 Ways to Make Huge Savings in Your Budget
18 8 Ways Doing Less Can Transform Your Work & Life
16 8 Tremendously Important Ways That Gratitude Can Change Your Life
14 8 Liberating Strategies for Clearing the Queues in Your Life
12 Create the Habits of Being Lean, in 7 Years
10 The 7-Day Vegan Challenge
8 75 Simple Pleasures to Brighten Your Day
6 73 Great Debt Elimination Tips
4 7 Things You Can Do Today to Prepare for Retirement
2 7 Steps to Turn Your Self-Improvement Desires Into Reality
July
31 7 Powerful Steps to Overcoming Resistance and Actually Getting Stuff Done
29 7 Little Habits That Can Change Your Life, and How to Form Them
27 7 Fail-proof Ways to Rev Up Your Fat Burning and Get Lean
25 7 Essential Tips to Make 2008 Your Best Year Ever
23 7 Current Writers I’m In Love With
21 6 Tips for Commuting to Work by Bike
19 6 Small Things You Can Do When You Lack Discipline
17 6 Simple Steps to Make Mail & Paperwork Painless
15 6 Rules for Dealing With Habits vs. Tasks
13 6 Questions to Ask Yourself to Get the Most Out of Life
11 6 Annoying Fetishes I Talk Too Much About
9 52 Changes for 2013
7 50 Tips for Grocery Shopping
5 50 Amazing and Essential Novels to Enrich Your Library
3 5 Ways GTD Helps You Achieve Your Goals
1 5 Tiny Steps to Quit Being Such a Jerk
June
29 5 Simple, Effective GTD Tools
27 5 Powerful Reasons to Make Reflection a Daily Habit, and How to Do It
25 5 Powerful Reasons to Eat Slower
23 5 Powerful Reasons to Drive Slower, and How to Do It
21 5 Inspirations for Being in the Moment
19 5 Amazing Mac Apps for Getting Things Done (Plus a Custom-Rigged Setup)
17 48 Fun Ways to Exercise
15 How I Changed My Life, In Four Lines
13 4 Simple Steps to Start the Exercise Habit
11 The 39th Lesson
9 38 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 38 Years
7 36 Lessons I’ve Learned About Habits
5 36 Great Tips for Keeping Travel as Simple as Possible (and Two Poems)
3 31 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise
1 How to Be a Positive Person, in Under 300 Words
May
30 30 Things to Do to Keep From Getting Bored Out of Your Skull at Work
28 30 Incredible Places to Turn When You Need Inspiration
26 30 Frugal Gift Ideas to Show You Appreciate Someone
24 A Powerful Three-Step Algorithm for Happiness
22 The Three-Day Monk Syndrome
20 28 Brilliant Tips for Living Life
18 27 Skills Your Child Needs to Know That She’s Not Getting In School
16 27 Great Tips to Keep Your Life Organized
14 25 Ways to Simplify Your Life with Kids
12 25 Ways to Help a Fellow Human Being Today
10 25 Painless Ways to Free Up an Hour a Day for Your Goals
8 25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence
6 21 Tips on Keeping a Simple Home with Kids
4 21 Strategies for Creating an Emergency Fund, and Why It’s Critical
2 21 Easy Hacks to Simplify Your Life
April
30 Join Me: The Zen Habits Mindfulness Retreat in April
28 My 2014 Successes and Failures
26 2007: My Greatest Year Ever
24 2006 Year in Review – A great year!
22 20 Ways to Get Free or Cheap Books, and Give Away Your Old Ones
20 20 Ways to Eliminate Stress From Your Life
18 20 Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting Out in Life
16 20 Strategies to Defeat the Urge to Do Useless Tasks
14 20 Key Questions on Motivation and Habits, Answered
12 20 Money Hacks: Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Finances
10 20 Great Tools to Keep Your Life Organized
8 20 Classic Zen Habits Posts You Might Not Have Seen Yet
6 20 Amazing and Essential Non-fiction Books to Enrich Your Library
4 18 Practical Tips for Living the Golden Rule
2 18 Five-Minute Decluttering Tips to Start Conquering Your Mess
March
31 17 Unbeatable Ways to Create a Peaceful, Relaxed Workday
29 17 Tips to Help You Get Leaner and Fitter
27 17 Fitness Truths To Get You In Great Shape
25 17 Arse-kicking Strategies to Stick to Your Diet and Get Fit
23 16 Tips to Triple Your Workout Effectiveness
21 16 Great, Healthy Dinners in 10-minutes or Less
19 15 Ways to Create an Hour a Day of Extra Time … for Solitude
17 15 Tips for Becoming as Patient as Job
15 15 Great Decluttering Tips
13 15 Can’t-Miss Ways to Declutter Your Mind
11 14 Stress-Free Ways to Kick Weight Loss in the Butt
9 14 Simple Tips for Super Fast Web Browsing
7 13 Things to Avoid When Changing Habits
5 13 Ideas to Keep Your Wedding As Simple As Possible
3 12 Changes for 2014
1 The Most Important Two Minutes of Your Life
February
28 12 Ways to Decompress after High Stress
26 12 Practical Steps for Learning to Go With the Flow
24 12 New Rules of Working You Should Embrace Today
22 12 Ideas for Establishing a Calming Routine
20 12 Essential Rules to Live More Like a Zen Monk
18 12 Classic Zen Habits Posts You Might Not Have Read
16 The Thousand Cuts Fitness Program
14 100 Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids for Free or Cheap
12 10 Ways to Simplify Your Budget
10 10 Ways to Deal With Zen Habits
8 10 Ways to Beat the “Can’t Get No Satisfaction” Syndrome
6 10 Tips for Quitting Smoking
4 10 Tips for Life’s Greatest Challenge: Love Thy Enemy
2 10 Things I Learned From My Second Marathon
January
31 10 Tasty, Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas
29 10 Steps to Take Action and Eliminate Bureaucracy
27 10 Simple Ways to Live a Less Stressful Life
25 10 Simple, Sure-fire Ways to Make Today Your Best Day Ever
23 10 Odd Little Minimalist Things I Do
21 10 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Money
19 10 Ideas for Living a Life Without Credit or Debt
17 10 Ideas for Connecting With Your Kids
15 10 Habits to Develop for Financial Stability and Success
13 10 Great Workouts to Spice Up Your Running Program
11 10 Great Ways to Show You’re Grateful Today
9 10 Books That Shaped My Life, and 40 Others I Love
7 10 Benefits of Rising Early, and How to Do It
5 The Single-Changing Method
1 Essential Zen Habits of 2012


2011
January
1 The Essential Zen Habits of 2011


2010
January
1 The Essential Zen Habits of 2010