Maniac Book Club: The Power of Less by Leo Babauta
The Power of Less by Leo Babauta is the perfect book for anyone who is tired of trying to cram more into the same 24 hours and not getting any results.
“Small tasks are always better than large ones.” Leo Baubata
In The Power of Less, Babauta’s message is rooted in the idea that having fewer things to own, to manage, and to be responsible for, can result in you having more time, more space, and experiencing a more joy-filled life.
Leo’s six principles of “simple productivity”
- Set limitations
- Choose the essentials
- Create new habits
- Start small
The Power of Less is a good read for anyone interested in significantly reducing their all-around clutter. Babauta is an evangelist for the Minimalism Revolution, which interestingly enough, is led by men. That’s a book in itself! He begins by explaining how we can eliminate the non-essentials in our lives and dive deep into minimizing our emails and photos, eventually reminding us to just say no! No is a complete sentence!
Focus on one goal at the time
- Find the support you need. Silence may seem like the best course of action. However, surrounding yourself with a community of people who understand how you feel and what your needs are can be very empowering.
- Knowledge is power. There are a lot of resources available to best understand how your brain works.
- Learning new habits can be challenging. Don’t try to change everything about your life in one week, or even one year. Pick one thing at a time and start making small changes.
The Power of Less by Leo Babauta is available on Amazon.
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