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Leave Yourself Wanting More

What could you do less of?
By Leo Babauta. I think most of us have a tendency to do as much as we possibly can. But doing less might be better. When we go to a great restaurant, we want to try all the dishes, eat as much of the delicious food as we can. And we leave overstuffed, sometimes painfully so, and our waistlines ...
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Pare Down with the Declutter Habit.

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By Leo Babauta. It's a fact of life that without constant vigilance, clutter creeps up in our lives, accumulating into piles and closets and drawers and shelves so that it can overwhelm us. One of the best things I've done is simplify my life and pare down the clutter.
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My dear  SON  BABAUTA
LIFE  IS  NOT  EASY  BECAUSE  AS  BIBLE TELLS  WE  ARE  CARRYING  ADAM &  EVE GUILT.   BUT  I am  not  in those  philosophy.... because  I am  fallowing my LORD  JESUS  CHRIST.... HE NEVER TELLS  ABOUT  CARING THE  COLORS  RELIGIOUS  BUSINESS...  ...   HE TELLS  ABOUT  SIMPLICITY  ...LOVE... AS MUCH AS  YOUR  LIFE BE SIMPLE YOU ARE MORE  COMFORTABLE. ALWAYS YOUR  MONEY  &  RICHNESS  ARE CARRYING ON YOUR  SHOULDERS  < THIS IS  WHAT MY  GRAND FATHER TEACHED  ME WHICH HE WAS PRIEST  700 YRS  GENERATION TO GENERATION....  WAS  PRIEST &  THEIR OWN CHURCH....  FIRST  CHRISTIAN WHO  BUILT CHURCH  IN THE  MOSLEM  COUNTRY.  AS HE TOLD  ME YOU CAN  ALSO  LEARN  MY CHILD  FROM  BAD  PEOPLE  VERY  GOOD  THINGS  SO DON'T  RUN AWAY  FROM THEM....YOU CAN LEARN FROM  ANIMALS  TOO  EITHER DONKEYS....  WHILE  WE WENT TO MOUNTAIN  WE  WAS  GETTING  DONKEY  NOT  HORSE....REASON  NOT  GETTING  THIRSTY  FAST  ...NOT  GETTING TIRE...  CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN SLOWLY.  SO MY  SON.  SOMETIMES  I WAS GETTING  MAD  FROM MY  CHILDREN  ...WHY  YOU ARE NOT  GOOD  AS  MUCH  AS  I AM?  JESUS  CHRIST ONE  NIGHT  WHICH  I GOT  SO TIRED  FROM  MY 3 CHILDREN  I ASKED  JESUS  .... PLEASE  YOU  SHOULD  ANSWER  MY  ANSWER....  WHILE  I WAS  SLEEP  I SAW  IN MY  DREAM....   EMELIA  WAKE UP  GET YOUR  ANSWER...  ***  WHY YOU ARE CRYING?  WHY  YOU  ARE SO SORRY... FOR YOUR CHILDREN?  @AS MUCH AS YOU LOVE ALL OF THE  CHILDREN IN THE WORLD....  AS YOUR  CHILD.       WHY  YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR  3 CHILDREN?    ASK ME  ALWAYS  ANYTHING.TILL I GIVE YOU  THE  BEST.Amen
YES,  MY  SON.   GO IN THE NATURE  CLOSED  YOUR  EYES....  GET  SUN  OR  STARS OR MOON  ENERGY  CALL .... JESUS  YOU TOLD ME  COME TO ME  NOT  HUMANS.... BECAUSE  IF  YOU  ARE BELONG TO HEAVEN  ...  YOU  SHOULD GO TO JESUS  ONCE  I TOLD  JESUS  I LOST MY  UNIVERSITY'S TEST    THEY  SOLD IT  TO ANOTHER  PERSON.... HE  TOLD  WHO  HUMAN.   IF  YOU  ARE FROM THE HEAVEN.... WHY  YOU  ARE  LOOKING  ON THE  EARTH....  COME  TO GOD  &  ME  ...  WE  WILL GIVE  YOU  THE  BEST....  SO I PRAY  I GOT  INTERVIEW  IN AMERICA'S  EMBASSY  ....  THEY  HUG  ME  &  KISS....  MY  CHILD  WHY YOU  WANT TO GO  AMERICA....   I TOLD  I WANT  TO HELP  CHILDRENT  WHOSE  MOTHERS  ARE  WORKING  THEY HAVE NO TIME  TO TAKE CARE OF THE  CHILDREN  ... I WANT TO BE MISSIONARY.  THE  EMBASADOR  TOLD: My  little  child  you  are  this  much  short  &  skinny  you  feel  yourself very  strong....  I told  but I know  karate..   he  laughed &  told .  honey  you  are welcome  to America....  I called my  Mother.... Mom  come on  come  I  want to go  America  I passed  it.... She  told  my  child  who  told  you  to go to embassy.... I told  if  I got  massage  from  my  LORD  I SHOULD GO....  MY  SON....FOR  4 TIMES  I BE KILLED.... BUT  AS  FATHER  MERCY  TOLD  ME  FROM THE  ST  VICTORE  CHURCH  CATHOLIC.....  BUT  YOU  ARE  STILL  ALIFE.....  JESUS  TOLD ME GO THERE  HEAL  TILL  YOU  GET  HEALLED  I WENT THERE  I SAW  FATHER  IS  THE ONLY PATIENT  HE GOT  STROKE  I CAME  ON KNEE...  I TOLD  FATHER  I CAME TO PRAY  ON YOU....  EVERYBODY  LAUGHED ON ME  ...   I TOLD THIS IS  MY  LORD'S MASSAGE....   HEAL ...  TILL  YOU  GET  HEALLED  FATHER  I GOT  BAD  FLUE  FROM  DOWNTOWN  WHILE  I WAS  HEALING  HOMELESSES  FROM   ANGELOUS  TEMPLE... I GOT  INFECTION  VIROUS....  PLEASE  FATHER  LET ME  I GOT  HIS  HAND  HE  DIDN'T  SHAKE HIS  HAND.  I DIDN'T  KNOW  HE  CAN NOT  MOVE  HIS  HAND  I  SHAKED  IT THE  MEMBERS  OF THE  CHURCH THEY LAUGHED TO ME. IS  SHE  CRAZY....  SHE  CAME TO PRAY  BISHOP?  WHILE  FATHER  HEAR   HEAL  TILL YOU  GET  HEALED   HE CAME DOWN  &  SMILE....  I TOLD  PLEASE  FATHER  5 TIMES  MY HUSBAND  TRYED  TO KILL ME   PLEASE  FATHER  I CAN'T  LEAVE  MY  CHILDREN  TILL THEY  GRADUATE  UNIVERSITY?   I SMELL THEM  EVERY  NIGHT...   HE  TOLD   YES,  EMELIA....  HEAL  TILL YOU  GET  HEALED.... RIGHT  &  STILL YOU  ARE  ALIFE                           AMEN
YES MY SON,I HOPE YOU GOT YOUR  RESULT
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Phew! Glad we wash our dishes by hand. :)
 
Ha ha! Keep washing the dishes kids!
A new study shows kids in families who hand-wash their dishes have fewer allergies
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An Addict's Guide to Overcoming the Distraction Habit.

What works for you?
An Addict's Guide to Overcoming the Distraction Habit. By Leo Babauta. Yesterday wasn't a very focused day for me — I got work done, but I also researched a bunch of newish personal interests (mostly programming and cycling), played an iPhone trivia game with my kids, read a bunch of online ...
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I've been reading this blog for sometime now. Initially, I used to come here only when I felt low but lately, I've been trying to do it everyday and it's so nice that you have positive thoughts to share with the world everyday! Thank you for growing as a person and for helping people like me grow by sending such powerful positive vibrations. Keep writing. 

p.s: Do you like Mary Oliver?
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Savor Discipline: Merge the Interests of Your Future & Present Selves.

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By Leo Babauta. There's a conflict that often happens when we try to be disciplined about something: I want that cinnamon roll right now, but I know I'll regret it later. Which interest should win out: your future self, who doesn't want you to get fat and unhealthy … or your present self, ...
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I have question:-
I am newly diagnose with MS. Every months on the first week, we be quite busy. I feel so stressful.. and I am desperately looking for improvement. Unfortunately, I feel my body doesn't cooperate with me. Pls help me.. need advice as I began to lose hope :'(
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The Things That Get in the Way of Doing.

What gets in your way? What works for you?
By Leo Babauta. After working on my procrastination, mindfulness and productivity habits for the last 9 years, I've gotten much better at doing and accomplishing. Today I sent out the digital editions of my book to Kickstarter backers, for example, while working on a 13-person coaching program, ...
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once again a substantial view on possible hazards being balanced - thanks 
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The Futility of Always Pushing Myself to Be More.

Do you do these things too?
By Leo Babauta. For the last 8 years, I've had an internal struggle: between wanting to improve myself, and wanting to be content. To be honest, I haven't completely figured out how to resolve that struggle. But I'm working on it. What's the root of this struggle? Well, when I started Zen Habits ...
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Hey Jonny. You think???? Of course each person is different, in every way. Everyone is unique and so are their lives and experiences. You have a long way to go if you still only "thinking" this shit mate.
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You’re Not Doing Life Wrong.

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By Leo Babauta. There's an everpresent underlying feeling that most of us have that we could be doing things better. That we're not sure how to live life. That we're doing things wrong. This leads us to try to optimize, to try to improve, but also to feel bad, to seek comfort and distraction, ...
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This post couldn't have had better timing. Lately I've been contemplating my life, where it is heading, and whether I'm 'missing out' in some way. I am rather unconventional, in that I don't really covet material wealth or adhere to social propriety. And, I'm usually cool with it -- that' just who I am. But, sometimes I get that anxious feeling in my gut, and I start wondering what 'would be' if I do what everyone else is doing. Your post really hit home for me. Thanks for taking the time to write it.

P.S. I read most of your posts, and I have to agree with the comments above: the short posts are usually much more effective in conveying your point. Though, I understand that sometimes there needs to be a lead-in story or anecdote to get the point across.
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Getting Lost in Just Doing.

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By Leo Babauta. Sometimes we get discouraged about ourselves: we think, “I'm not doing a good job, I'm not disciplined, I'm not good enough, I suck.” Or something like that. What can we do? Give ourselves a pep talk? (Sure!) Find something to appreciate about ourselves that's awesome? (Yes!) ...
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The Source of Contentment.

Who are you?
By Leo Babauta. My friend Jesse sent me this video of Henri Nouwen (worth a watch) that talked about three sources of happiness that are very unreliable. They're based on different ways to answer the fundamental question, “Who am I?”: What I do: If we are what we do, then when we do good things, ...
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nice thoughts so. like the pretend-approach in a situation possibly loosing my focus
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What You Can Say Instead of "I Don't Feel Like It"

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By Leo Babauta. Too often we let ourselves be ruled by our moods — which leads to procrastination, a lack of exercise, eating poorly, constant online distractions, and more. Mood is a poor indicator of whether you should do something. Consider the following examples: You want to write a book, ...
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So true!
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The Girl Who Saw Through the Illusions.

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By Leo Babauta. The girl was at work when one of her coworkers said something demeaning about her work, and she immediately got upset, felt defensive, and thought all day about how the coworker was wrong and how she could prove it to him. At home, her boyfriend left his dirty dishes in the sink ...
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Thank you for sharing this. Your posts are truly inspiring! 
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