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2016
June
19 The Biggest Reason We Don’t Stay on a Regular Exercise Habit
19 The Get Fit For Summer Exercise Challenge
19 The Face Everything Technique: Why Avoiding Difficulties Doesn’t Work
May
16 This Moment is Enough
16 Relationship Salve: The Practice of Intentional Dialogues
16 How to Develop an Awesome Sense of Direction
6 The Downward & Upward Spiral of Health & Productivity
6 Set Powerful Deadlines
April
23 How to Handle the Difficult Times
23 A Mini-Guide to Not Being Frustrated All the Time
23 The Spring Healthy Eating Challenge
13 The Elements of a Healthy Diet, & How to Change
3 Fear Is Why We Have Too Much Stuff
3 Join Me for a Retreat on Happiness, Mindfulness & Living a Full Life
3 Shannon’s Method: Overcome Habit Procrastination
March
16 A Roadmap to Overcoming Insecurities
16 Get to the Root of Work Stress
6 The Zen Habits Guide to Letting Go of Attachments
6 Our Everloving Quest to Control Our Lives
6 Opt Out: A Simplicity Manifesto
February
23 Why We Struggle with Change
23 How to Become the World’s Greatest Lover
12 Our Relationship with the Present Moment
12 Let Everything Breathe
12 The Monthly Review
January
31 Unconventional Productivity
24 What I Learned From Taking a Knife Defense Class
17 Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind
17 Rules for Getting Organized & Decluttered
10 Instead of Goals or Resolutions, Try Creating Rules
4 6 Ways to Create an Awesome 2016
4 The Practice of Year-End Reflection
4 Essential Zen Habits of 2015
4 My New Book: Essential Zen Habits
1 What I’ve Been Excited About (& How I Work)
1 31 Perfect Things


2015
December
13 Constantly Worried About How Others Perceive Us
13 Inspiration + Aspiration
6 How to Build an Empire
6 The Joy of Letting Go of Stress
November
29 Gratitude to Cure the Impulse to Buy More Stuff
29 Change Your Story to Change Your Life
29 How to Want Very Little
20 A Healthy Way to Aspire to a Better Life
20 The Most Important Moment
20 Living Lightly with the One-Bag Lifestyle
20 Overcoming the 10 Biggest Obstacles to Creating
October
30 Avoid the Tendency to Think Your Way is the True Way
30 The Underrated, Essential Art of Coping
30 Redesigning Your Life’s Interface
30 Habit Relapse: What To Do If You Fall From Your Diet or Good Habits
8 Letting Go of the Need for Control
8 The Transformative Power of the Gratitude Habit
8 A Guide for All of Us: Getting Good at Storytelling & Other Superhuman Social Skills
September
26 The Truth About Your Uncertain Life Path & Purpose
26 I’m Returning to Single-Tasking
26 Scott Dinsmore, I Miss You Deeply
13 The Gentle Art of Trying Something & Sucking at It
7 How Not to Do It All
7 A Guide to Dealing with Frustration & Disappointment in Yourself
7 The Daybreak: Make an Important Goal Happen with a Morning Habit
August
31 How to Deal with Your Family’s Bad Habits
31 The Simple Health Plan
24 How My Mom Makes Everyone Around Her Better
24 Too Much to Do, Not Enough Time
24 Level Up to Lose Weight
9 3 Small Discipline Habits You Can Train
9 Advice for People in Their Early 20s
2 A Brief Guide to Quitting a Bad Habit
2 Worried About What You’re Not Doing
2 The Gods of This Day
July
26 The Joyful Results of My Grand Travel Experiment
26 I Suck at Habits: How Do I Get Better?
26 The 7 Things I Do to Stay Fit While Traveling
26 6 Things to Know About How to Get Out of Funk Town
26 Staying Motivated to Work on the Road
7 Neither Averting Nor Craving in Each Moment
7 How Taking Care of My Finances Changed My Life
7 Tips for Traveling with Kids
7 My Grand Travel Experiment
June
28 The Parent I Aspire to Be
28 The Best & Less-than-Best Motivations for Learning
28 The Miracle of Suspending Mis-Belief
28 7 Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People
9 Finding Motivation on Important But Non-Urgent Tasks
9 Learning Tips for the Top 8 Learning Challenges
May
31 The 30-Day Learning Challenge
31 The Place Where You Are
25 Feeling Determined to Change
17 Practicing Non-Judgment
17 Hold Your Own Feet to the Fire
10 Don’t Waste Your Opportunity
4 How to Beat Procrastination with Daily Training
April
19 The Time When We’ll Be Present & Content
19 A Simple, Powerful Self-Compassion Method
19 When Others Frustrate You
19 Your Internet Habits Create Your Reality
16 The Case for Replacing Exercise with Play
16 Leave Yourself Wanting More
16 Fail Faster at Habits
13 The Anti-Bucket List
13 Getting Started with the Discipline Habit
13 The Case for Caring About Your Work
March
11 Questions of Priority
11 The Futility of Always Pushing Myself to Be More
11 Pare Down with the Declutter Habit
February
27 You’re Not Doing Life Wrong
27 Getting Lost in Just Doing
22 An Addict’s Guide to Overcoming the Distraction Habit
22 The Source of Contentment
15 Savor Discipline: Merge the Interests of Your Future & Present Selves
15 What You Can Say Instead of “I Don’t Feel Like It”
8 The Things That Get in the Way of Doing
8 The Girl Who Saw Through the Illusions
1 A Gradual Approach to Healthy Eating
1 Unconditional Acceptance of Yourself
January
25 My Typical Day: How I Get People to Think I’m Productive
25 The Contentment Habit
19 The Delightfully Short Guide to Reading More Books
19 In Praise of Limits
13 The Art of Being My Dad
6 5 Ideas to Create an Amazing 2015
6 Essential Zen Habits of 2014


2014
December
28 Karate Chop
28 Practicing Slowness & Being Present
22 My 2014 Successes and Failures
22 Overwhelmed by All the Changes You Want to Make
14 Finding the Motivation to Change Your Entire Life
14 When You’re Lonely
7 The Brain’s Fast Mode
7 5 Questions to Simplify Your Life During the Holidays
1 The Zen Habits Holiday Gift Guide
1 The Four Hidden Habit Skills
1 The Power of Delay
November
23 Overwhelmed & Rushed? Do a Stress Assess
23 Writer as Coder: The Iterative Way to Write a Book
18 Please Support the Zen Habits Book
18 Are You a Lift or Drag Force?
18 When Resistance Smacks You in the Face
18 When Your Plate is Too Full
10 The Quickstart Guide to Quitting a Bad Habit
10 The Zen Habits Book is Almost Done
10 A Quick Guide to Gaining Confidence When You Socialize
3 The Empty Container
October
26 The Realization
26 A Guide to Changing Self-Destructive Behaviors
26 Pushing Past the Terrifying Dip in Motivation
19 It’s Not Too Late to Change Bad Habits
14 The Smart Way to Stick to Habits
14 My Most Effective Learning Tools
14 What I Do When I Fail
14 How to Put Your Writing in Public
2 The Productive Sprint
2 The Biggest Reasons You Haven’t Changed Your Habits
2 Seized by the Thunderhold of Fear
September
20 What to Eat for Fat Loss
20 The Heartbreaking Cruelty of Comparing Yourself to Others
20 A Brief Guide to Overcoming Instant Gratification
20 How to Get Motivated After a Vacation
12 7 Strategies for Facing Your Internet/TV Addiction
12 How to Breathe
6 7 Discipline-Mastering Practices
2 7 Rules That Keep My Life Simple
2 An Education in the Majestic Sierra Nevada
August
24 How to Believe in Yourself
24 The Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes
17 Don’t Waste a Moment
17 How to Find Your Life Purpose: An Unconventional Approach
10 How to Be Great
10 Making Yourself Work
3 Inhabit the Moment
3 How to Master the Art of Living
3 The Delusional Fantasies We Live With Each Day
July
27 Living the Simple Life
27 How to Be Prepared for Anything
20 Turn Toward the Problem
20 The End of the Day Philosophy
12 The Painful Beauty of Impermanence
12 How to Change Other People
8 Pursuing Happiness When It’s Already Within You
1 The Quickstart Guide to a Decluttered Home
June
29 Parental Zen: How to Keep Your Cool as a Parent
28 Looking for Love
28 How to Stop Your Habit Changes From Getting Derailed
21 Why We Have Regret
21 The Essence of Fatherhood: 6 Simple Lessons
13 A Call for Revolt: Advertising is the Anti-Minimalism
13 The Frustratingly Slow Pace of Making Changes
6 My Struggles with Eating Boring Food
6 The No Procrastination Challenge
2 Creating a Lovely Morning
2 A Father’s Manifesto: Raising Young Men Who Respect Women
May
28 Turn Inspiration Into Action
26 Coming Back from a Setback
24 The Gift
24 A Guide for Young People: What to Do With Your Life
23 Unable to Post Recordings
11 No Excuses: Minimalism with Kids
11 How to Make a Marriage Work
11 Love Notes
4 Flavorless: My Month of Food Boringness
2 The Miracle of the Self-Compassion Habit
2 The Letting Go Ebook, Free
April
29 How I Tackle a Big Writing Project
24 The Habit Action List
22 The Reality of This Moment
19 Confidence in Your Business
19 Ten Ways to Do What You Don’t Want to Do
16 On Making It Through Tough Journeys
12 The Hard Stuff Often Matters Most
9 What to Think About During Exercise
6 You’ll Be OK
3 The Most Important Two Minutes of Your Life
3 A Call for Compassion for the Defenseless
2 The Cure for Your Distraction Syndrome
1 You’re Not Worse Than Other People
1 Being Mindful of Your Stress
1 What if You Didn’t Have to Worry About Yourself?
March
23 The Universe of a Single Task
23 Simplifying Is Painful
23 Becoming Emotionally Self-Reliant
23 How I Cleaned House & Simplified My Work Life
15 The Busy Person’s Guide to Reducing Stress
9 What I’ve Learned as a Writer
8 My Month Without a Smartphone
8 What the Exercise Habit Did For Me
3 Fear is the Root of Your Problems
2 This Moment
2 36 Lessons I’ve Learned About Habits
February
18 How I Conduct My Business
17 Constant Task Switching
17 The Incredible Importance of Sleep for Habits & Motivation
14 What Really Motivates Us to Stick to a Project?
11 I Tried to Quit & It’s Too Hard!
8 Unwired: A Month With Limited Internet, & Now No Cell Phone
7 Procrastination is a Mindfulness Problem
2 Letting Go of Judging People
January
26 Don’t Scratch the Itch – Zen Habits Radio and Podcast
26 Become Happy in the Face of Physical Misery – Podcast
20 How Repetition Can Kickstart a Habit
20 Zen Productivity
15 When You’re Feeling Self-Doubt & a Lack of Motivation
11 The Child That Holds Us Back
10 Steve Jobs – Secrets of Life
10 Stateless Mindset
6 My Month of (Almost) No Internet
5 12 Changes for 2014
5 Sea Change – Letting Go of Distraction


2013
December
30 The Fear of Being Alone
29 The Calm Approach
20 Things Every Man Should Own
19 Family Gatherings: The Ultimate Mindfulness Training Ground
18 Letter to an 18-year-old on the Career Path Less Traveled
16 A Method to Find Balance
12 16 Surprising Lessons from My First 50-Mile Ultramarathon
8 The Simple Fitness Habit Holiday Challenge
6 Letting Go – Appreciating the Moment – Sea Change
5 Struggles with My Morning Internet Fast
5 Surrender, Mindfulness & Entrepreneurship
1 How I Learned to Stop Procrastinating, & Love Letting Go
November
26 Finding Focus
26 The Necessary Art of Subtraction
22 Jealousy & Suffering
22 How Creativity Works, & How to Do It
17 Self-Discipline in 5 Sentences
17 Make It Your Job
8 Developing Selfless Compassion
7 Lyrical Learning, & Why We Learn Habits Wrong
1 Why I Read (+ a Dozen Book Recommendations)
1 12 Indispensable Mindful Living Tools
1 Burn Down the Farm
October
27 My Most Minimal Travel Setup Yet
19 3 Little Tricks to Deal With People Who Offend You
15 My Healthiest Travel Routine Yet
7 My Pursuit of the Art of Living
4 A Month Without TV or Video
1 The Way of No Debt
September
28 Letting Go: How to Live With the Loss of a Loved One
26 The Way To Be
23 Ramit Sethi’s Entrepreneurial Habits
21 The Time to Shut Down
19 The Pain and Beauty of Life Changes
17 8 Creativity Lessons from a Pixar Animator
14 Zen Mountain: Leave It All Behind
11 Overcoming the Social Costs of Being Different
7 Finding Quiet and Mindfulness Through Food
2 The Thinking Habit That Changed My Life
2 Liking Healthy Foods is a Choice
2 Unschoolery: My New Blog on Unschooling
1 Download Your Free Audio Gift
1 My Advice for Starting a Business
August
23 Creating Your Habit Environment
23 Travel Lessons with My Family