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The Power of Less by Leo Babauta is a guide on how to de-clutter you life and work to create more time for the important things. We live in a world that is fast-paced and very-full, this book helps show you that slowing down and having less can actually be beneficial. We live in a fast-paced world, this book is a great read for anyone looking to slow down a little and get rid of the clutter with the aim of focusing on only the important aspects of life. Leo Babauta is an author and blogger. His popular blog Zen Habits focuses on the simplicity and mindfulness that we need to find in order to manage our chaotic lives. Babauta began to make some dramatic changes in his life as of December and credits the simple way of life and a lot of mindfulness for his progress. As a husband and father of 6, Babauta lives in California, enjoys running, writing and eating vegan food. We are constantly told that we need to have more and do more. However, Babauta explains that the time in our day is limited, as is the space in our lives. It simply means that you own more possessions. Whenever you consider taking on a new task, identify whether it has a high or a low impact.

Doing multiple errands at once, like going to the post office right before you go grocery shopping, is even better. Having a set time to batch non-critical tasks makes it much easier to stay focused, while still keeping on top of routine tasks like paying bills, cleaning, and routine car maintenance.

When attempting to create positive Habits , most people make the mistake of trying to make too many changes at once.

Installing or changing habits takes willpower, and willpower is a very limited resource. For best results, focus only on installing or changing one habit at a time, and start with small increments.

If you want to start doing pushups a day, start with one. Every day, add another. Building on momentum makes it much easier to make the habit stick.

Whatever you do, focus on ONE and only one habit at a time. Practice that habit until it becomes second-nature, requiring no thought or willpower to do every day. Then, and only then, should you choose another habit to install.

Life can quickly pass us by unless we choose to slow down. Slowing down is the best gift you can give yourself, your friends, and your loved ones. When all is said and done, no one really cares how many zeros you have in your bank balance, what your job title is, or how many followers you have on Twitter. Recent research indicates that memorable experiences do impact your happiness and life satisfaction, so it pays to focus on ways to create memorable experiences.

Slowing down and mindfully enjoying your daily experience of life is simple, effective, and free. A world-class business education in a single volume.

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At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information. Remember that you need to stick with this goal until it is complete. Have a clear deadline and understand exactly what it is you want to achieve. Babauta stresses the importance of identifying your most important tasks MITs each day.

The goal you should have each day is to complete all three MITs. Anything else you achieve can be considered a bonus. Babauta also recommends having one of your MITs dedicated to your own goal, the other two can be work-related.

The best way to ensure that these tasks are achieved daily is to do them first. Never leave them until the end f the day.

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A lot of productivity authors recommend scheduling your entire day and relying on your calendar. But for a lot of people, this can be overwhelming.

Babauta actually recommends living in the moment rather than being ruled by a calendar. If you understand your priorities, and only ever have a few MITs and goals going at one time, you should be in a position to make decisions on what work needs to be done and where. Reducing your tasks is a good way to manage your time better, delegate anything you can and eliminate the unnecessary. Continue to simplify and reduce your tasks. The less you have to do, the less you have to organise.

Babauta also recommends batching tasks together for optimum effectiveness.

Many people have multiple email addresses or chat services that deliver messages and information all day. Babauta explains that limiting your inboxes is going to be extremely beneficial in increasing your effectiveness. Do you really need more than one email address? Consider which sources of messages are the most important and eliminate the rest. Also, only check your emails and messages twice a day, no more. Babauta recommends doing this at 10 am and 4 pm. The best way to do this is from the bottom to the top.

Take action on each email, never leave them sitting in the inbox. Your options are: Babauta recommends you use the delete key as much as possible, we often hold on to these kinds of things unnecessarily. There are three key things you need to consider when it comes to your internet usage. Awareness, consciousness, and focus. Babauta recommends you track your online time to become aware of your usage.

You can use an app or tool to do this. This can identify some of the top ways you are wasting time. Understand why you are using the internet and what your purpose is. Once you have achieved the desired result, disconnect. Finally, focus is critical, you need to be able to work on tasks without distraction and the internet is a huge distraction.

Eliminate the risk of distraction by shutting down your browsers and logging off. Plan a set amount of time to work on focused work without the internet. Babauta stresses the importance of a clear and clean desk. It should be a calm workspace, not a place of chaos. The first step you should take when aiming to clear up your workspace is to establish an organisation system for all of your files and paperwork. The key to maintaining this system is to never let paper pile up on your desk.

Further to that, Babauta recommends reducing paper altogether when possible and storing information online and on your computer. Instead of printing out emails unnecessarily, keep them on the computer in a corresponding filing system.

Further to organising your workspace and your desk, you should also declutter your home. You want to keep your home as simple as possible. Having a simple home is beneficial because it is less stressful, easier to maintain and keep clean and is aesthetically pleasing. Babauta encourages everyone to set aside some time every day to ensure that both the home and workspace is clear.

By doing this every day it will never pile up or get out of hand. Babauta encourages you to reduce your commitments which will free up more of your time so you can focus on your goals. The first step to reducing your commitments is to identify what commitments you currently have, consider work, family, religions, hobbies, home etc. Establish your most important commitments, no more than and eliminate the rest.

Start by eliminating just one at a time and see how you go. And get comfortable with saying no when new things come up. Establishing a simple routine for your day, especially your morning and evening can be really beneficial.

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