Wednesday, March 19, 2008

a little of Zen Habits goes a long way

Though I may not always implement all the great things I read about simplifying, dejunking, eating healthy, and organizing I still like reading about them. If anything reading about these things gives me goals to which I can continually aspire. Zen Habits is a perfect fit for wonderful web wednesday, for it is a site that is all about excellence through implementing good habits.

Leo Babauta, the site's author, is married with six kids, lives on Guam, and is "a writer and a runner and a vegetarian." Just the married with six kids part is enough to grab my attention, but even more impressive are his writings on everything from achieving goals to being organized to eliminating debt to eating healthy to simplifying. (I probably could've used some help simplifying that last sentence!) I love the quote from Aristotle on his About page: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."

How about getting into the habit of being a great friend? I love "A User's Guide to Fabulous Friendships," a guest post from Kelly Rigby of She-Power. Here's just a taste of what's inside this great post: "Friendship is like a marriage. It cannot be created once. It must be created over and over again. ... We must nurture our friendships so they may flourish with us through our changing lives. ..." With how busy our lives are these days it might be a good time to reconsider what are truly our highest priorities.

"Make Today Your Personal Miracle" from Zen Habits' author is a must read for everyone, and probably a must read on a daily basis. "Today is a gift, for each of us. What are you going to do with it? How will you make the most of this life?" Good question. Now what's your answer? --Emily

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