The Zen Habits Handbook for Life is a compilation of Leo Babauta's best articles on living from a Zen Habits perspective. What will this book teach you to do? Basically the same things that Zen Habits aims for overall: how to simplify your life, how to live a happier life, how to be more productive with less stress, how to achieve your dreams. The book includes chapters on decluttering, single-tasking, eliminating nonessentials, planning your day, clearing your inbox, getting motivated, cultivating compassion, boosting self-confidence, living consciously, and much more! Think of it as a little handbook for a better life.
Leo Babauta is a simplicity blogger and author. He created Zen Habits, a Top 25 blog (according to TIME magazine) with 260,000 subscribers, mnmlist.com, and the best-selling books focus, The Power of Less, and Zen To Done.
Babauta is a former journalist of 18 years, a husband, father of six children, and in 2010 moved from Guam to San Francisco, where he leads a simple life.
He started Zen Habits to chronicle and share what he's learned while changing a number of habits.
Leo Babauta's blog, Zen Habits is great and there's a lot of useful stuff on there.
This book started out great but ended up just being trite. With a blog you can say 'I'm interested in this but I'll skip that. That's not for me'. The parts of this book that are about minimalism and getting things done were very interesting to me but so much of it was repetitive lists and 'inspirational' quotes that had my eyes on a near continuous roll. It starts humble and ends sanctimonious.
I would recommend the Zen Habits blog but if you read that, this book isn't going to teach you anything new and may end up irritating you. If you were hankering after a book in this vein I'd recommend Stuffocation by James Wallman.
This book had some good things in it but I expected more since it was published so recently. I really didn't read anything brand new, it was more of principles recycled from books prior to this one. I did really enjoy the conscious living section though.
I also think the book could have better organized. He repeats a lot of things, it would have been nice if we could figure out a unifying theme to tie alot of the concepts together.
If you're the type of person that loves step-by-step guides, this is for you. I give it 3.5 stars.
This is a good basic “get your sh*t together” book but honestly most of the stuff in here isn’t ground breaking. It’s basically your typical self help book with advice like “exercise, good hygiene, clear your inbox” so I dunno if you’ve heard this all before maybe this book only has redundant information. It was a good reminder of all of those things for me so I still gained value from reading it.
It was fine. I liked some of the stuff about minimizing and cleaning, but a lot of it was pretty basic and redundant. I’m sure the blog is better, where you can pick and choose the topics you like — and he has an effortless writing style.
Some very good hints, suggestions and ideas for live if you are looking to live a higher quality of life. It's more a collection of thoughts and less an actual book. The only reason for a 3 star and not a 4 is that I have a hard time considering a book in that sense.
It's a pretty simple book, or rather a booklet. Very straightforward and rather simplistic. I skipped through it and didn't read it thoroughly because everything is as common-sensical as possible or you've surely heard it somewhere else or thought it yourself. It still might prove useful because it works as a reminder of those nice ideas we and projects or tips we had for ourself but somehow lost sight of them because of all the clutter of day to day life. I've personally took away just one tip which I am going to try to implement - that of being an early riser.
Fabulous! Huge fan of Leo Babauta and his blog...and just wanted to post here to spread the word for him. His blog zenhabits.net is one of my favorites. This book is FANTASTIC for anyone who is looking to be more productive or for someone trying to make a life change/break a habit (exercise more, etc.) Super fast...you can read it in a day.
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This book is a collection of blog posts made by Babauta on his blog Zen Habits. The focus of each post is to improve an area of your life with a few simple habits. It is clear that Babauta loves his lists because every post contains a list of actionable steps to improve a certain area of your life. It just so happens that I love lists as well.
I actually listened to this book on Audible. I was not a huge fan of listening to long lists getting read off to me. It was a little overwhelming. I decided to take notes on the items that stood out to me most on each list. I began to notice about halfway through that there were a lot of the same items on multiple lists. In the end, I highlighted the items that I felt would give me the biggest bang for my buck. Many of these items helped Babauta improve several different areas of his life.
My list of 10 items that will improve my life: 1. Journal 2. Exercise & Eat Healthy 3. Set Goals & Prioritize 4. Breathing Practice 5. Watch Less TV & Minimize Media Consumption 6. Declutter My Space 7. Drive Slow & Eat Slow 8. Find a Creative Outlet 9. Morning & Evening Routine 10. Volunteer I know most of these items are super obvious however it was nice hearing just how many different areas of your life a simple act like journaling can impact.
If you enjoy lists as much as I do and you are looking to take steps to improve your life, I recommend checking out this book or his blog. I do not, however, recommend listening to this on Audible. I give the content of the book a 4 star rating and I give the audio version a 2 star rating.
Jak by tu streścić tą książkę? Może "od porządków na biurku do porządków w własnej głowie i życiu". W książce znajdziemy wszystko co spotyka nas w życiu i co nam towarzyszy.
Z tej pozycji można rozwinąć wiele książek do rozwoju i jest ona takim mini kompendium dzięki któremu możemy się rozwijać. Autor sugeruje, że mniej posiadać to lepiej dla nas, naszej głowy/psychiki oraz pisze minn o trzymaniu porządku nie tylko na biurku, mieszkaniu, miejscu pracy/ komputerze ale także w naszej głowie.
Książka podzielona jest na trzy rozdziały: 1.Prostota 2.Wydajność 3.Szczęście
Czyli od minimalizmu poprzez zostanie rannym ptaszkiem do ucieczki od materializmu.
Kilka zagadnień które mógłbym wymienić np z działu "prostota" to: - trzymanie porządku/pozbycie się bałaganu - jedna rzecz naraz -minimalizm -listy "to do" -sztuka nic nie robienia -oczyszczanie umysłu -prostota -wolne spożywanie pokarmów
Po prostu skrótowe kompendium rozwoju. Tak jak napisałem wcześniej z tej mało liczącej stron książki można zaczerpnąć wiele tematów do rozwoju a przy okazji zapoznać się z ich esencją.
Autor czytał chyba wielu twórców rozwoju i postanowił tą wiedzę spisać na około trochę ponad stu stronach i wyciągnąć jej esencję co sądzę, że mu się udało, choć są niedoróbki - np parę punktów jest nie rozwiniętych (pomniejszych) ale książka jak drogowskaz i taki eliksir esencja zasługuje na 5 STAR gdyż w większości mu się to udało.
I am torn on this one. First of all, I did not enjoy it. The advice was basic. It lacked real persuasiveness. On the other hand, basic does not mean useless. I think the basic advice in this book can have powerful effects on one's life if they were to implement them. I know much of the advice in this book I have already implemented in my life before reading this book and I can attest that the advice works. Also, the author released the text freely which is a noble gesture and I applaud. I think the author genuinely has found things that work in his life and he wants to share simply to benefit his fellowman. Where it gets difficult is when reviews demand a star rating from me. My personal enjoyment of the book was a 2 while his goals and the fact that this could be incredibly useful to those who have not heard this advice before rates it a 5. So in the generous spirit of the author, where my review may spark purchases of this book I will give it a 5. Where I simply review this book for my own records I give it a 2.
#43 begins with "I'm not a spiritual person but..." This is a lesson learned for me. That sometimes book titles can be misleading! I definitely did not realize I was picking up a book full of common sense advice. Notwithstanding, Babauta made some great points, I particularly liked his points on compassion and conscientiousness. In addition, he spoke of a remedy for impulse buying by writing every desired purchase (outside of food and bills) on a 30-day list, and only purchasing the item after that 30 days had passed (brilliant!). Babauta references his lengthy fan emails a lot - I can think of four different times. With that, it's offputting if you don't know who Babauta is before reading this book - like me. Most people don't have inbox's full of a plethora of fan emails, so reference to this isn't relatable by the general public, and Babauta's handbook is geared for the general public.
Take David Allen's GTD. Mix a liberal amount of Marie Kando's passion for tidying up. Add a dash of Greg McKeown Essentialism. Finish with a dash of Dr. Robert Maurer's kaizen. That is the recipe you have for the book Zen Habits.
This collection of blog posts assembled into a book does a good job of giving you some habits to try to make your life decluttered, productive, peaceful. None of the concepts are new but, the author gives many practical tips on how to apply the concepts. The topics covered are not so deep that they become unapproachable or simply become philosophy. They are practical, tactical things you can do starting today.
I think this is a good starting point to exploring your inner peace and perhaps a good refresher for those of us who have been practicing these methods for years.
The audiobook is short, around 3 hours, and is well narrated.
Nie ma to wielkiej wartości literackiej, ale jest przydatne jako zbiór różnych porad i metod ze źródeł dostępnych w wielu innych książkach. Sądzę, że dla pewnych ludzi może to być wartościowe. Zamiast czytać te "wszystkie inne książki", które rozklepują tematy w najdrobniejszych szczegółach, można sięgnąć po ściągę "The best of", wybraną przez autora Leo Babauta i pójść na skróty. Może nawet taka metoda jest skuteczniejsza niż filozofowanie nad każdym kolejnym aspektem naszego marnego żywota na tym łez padole? Ostatecznie wszystkie rady są bez znaczenia, jeśli nie zostaną wdrożone. Kto potrzebuję ściągi, a z wdrożeniami nie ma kłopotów, ten może ocenić Nawyki Zen całkiem wysoko. Dla mnie to trochę zbyt płytkie, a jednak nie potępiam - takie pozycje też mają swoje miejsce.
Zen Habits is a compilation of Leo Babauta’s blog posts from this blog Zen Habits.
From someone who lives through the height of blogs it was clear that the formatting of each article very much felt like a blog post, while the formatting and some references may feel like they belong at a specific place in time, the content of these articles is still perennial.
Wonderful advice and concrete actions to lead a more intentional and simpler life, from finances to decluttering your home, Babauta’s words are insightful and helpful.
Highly recommend it for people embarking on a minimalism journey or looking to have a more streamlined and simpler life.
EN: I find it really funny how things I’ve been practising for years are here considered ‘zen habits’. This is not a bad lecture, but the same concepts have been mentioned before by other authors and actually repeated a couple of times across this book. Everyone should consider this as the sort of self help book/audiobook that keeps reminding you from time how optimise your work, how to maintain a good hygiene, eat healthy and declutter your home. I particularly liked his views on minimalism and compassion and the solution he found for combating consumerism by writing down all items before buying them.
"Do less. This is both a happiness and productivity tip. Doing less will make you happier, because your life won’t be so hectic and filled with stress. You will have time for things that give you pleasure, for the loved ones in your life, for life itself. It’s also a productivity tip: if you focus on the essential tasks, the big ones, the ones that will give you the most return for your time, and eliminate the rest, you will actually be more productive. You’ll get fewer tasks done, but you will be more effective. "
Disappointed.. not anything different than the blog
I have enjoyed the author's blog for a couple of years now, but I was a little disappointed that the book ended up being a very clear copy/paste of blog articles (complete with typos and lists of tips with "read more here" after each which didn't link anywhere). Also, the AmAre chapters at the end were very different in tone and did not flow well with Leo's style at all. This was a gift, otherwise I would have seriously considered trying to get a refund.
Zen habits is a collection of tips on how to live well. To my satisfaction, it turned out I have already developed a number of habits that the author recommends to follow, such as doing sports, getting thigs done, spending time in a nature instead of in front of TV, leaving my life consciously. Much of the content seemed obvious to me. On the other hand, it is nice to have such advices collected in one place, memorize them and focus on those that I could make a part pf my life, making myself happier and allowing me to live more fully. Definitely time not wasted on listening to this audiobook.
I'm not going to say it didn't have any good advise, in fact, I think it got better as it went on. However, as was stated in the introduction, this book is collected blog posts and reads as such. The author has collected them into three sections, but there's not really a connecting thread tying them together, and a lot of information is repeated. worth skimming for things pertaining to the reader, but not something I would buy again. Especially in the first section, I felt that all the information was things I had read elsewhere, and sometimes written in a more engaging fashion.
I listened to this on Audiobook, I believe the e-book is part of the public domain and can be found for free. If you've followed my reading for a while now you'll see a lot of books like this that I enjoy. It's not that this one was less fantastic but even though it's a positive message, I'm getting used to hearing the same things over and over - this is to be expected. Overall, it's a wonderful book and I definitely enjoyed listening to it as I went for afternoon walks as a quick reminder/pick me up.
Es muy similar a otro libro del mismo autor, "El Poder de lo Simple". Son básicamente los mismos conceptos pero explicados de otra manera; es decir, céntrate en una sola cosa. Si no conoces el otro libro, este puede ser una buena opción (o leer el otro, indistintamente) pero si ya lo has leído, quizá es mejor que te ahorres esta lectura a no ser que quieras profundizar y repasar bien los conceptos para afianzar bien todo y concienciarte mejor de esta manera de funcionar.
"Single tasking is new sexy" is the main idea of this book and I like it a lot. Not that good book, but really interesting topic. I quite enjoyed the first half of the book, but then it went south. The book itself is not well structured, most probably just a lot of blog posts put together. Repeating a lot. But again, the topic is quite nice, it is a good starting point for me to start a life with less stress in it.