Zen Habits Handbook for Life Review


Leo Babauta of Zenhabits has done it once again when he unleashed his second ebook Zen Habits Handbook for Life. You may remember when I reviewed his first ebook, Zen To Done, which had many invaluable productivity principles I use to this very day.

This time Leo tackles the simplicity, productivity and happiness aspects of life in this easy to read 76 page ebook. This ebook contains all those lessons that Leo wishes he was taught before starting out on his adult life. Instead, Leo had to learn the hard way, but through his trials and tribulations was able to achieve success in many aspects of life.

Here are some of Leo’s accomplishments:

  • became a runner
  • became a vegetarian
  • ran a marathon
  • became organized and productive
  • doubled his income
  • completed a triathlon
  • started a VERY successful blog
  • eliminated his debt
  • lost 30 pounds
  • sold a successful ebook
  • became an early riser
  • created a minimalist home

Not to put down what Leo has accomplished, but these goals are not THAT hard to reach. In fact, using principles outlined in Leo’s book, ANYONE can enjoy this level of success. It just takes following the road already layed out, and finding our passions.

Buy this ebook for $6.95

Here’s the table of contents:

Section 1: Simplicity

  • Decluttering
  • Single-tasking
  • Edit Your Commitments
  • Eiminate All But the Essentials
  • Don’t Do Everything on Your To-do List
  • The Art of Doing Nothing
  • Declutter Your Mind
  • 72 Simplicity Tips
  • Eat Slower

Section 2: Productivity

  • Purpose Your Day: Most Important Tasks
  • Focus on the Big Rocks
  • Clear Out Your Inbox
  • Clear Your Desk
  • Become an Early Riser
  • Become Motivated When You’re in a Slump
  • Make the Most of Your Laziest Days
  • Decompress After High Stress

Section 3: Happiness

  • Cultivate Compassion in Your Life
  • Escape Materialism
  • Practical Tips for Living the Golden Rule
  • Accept Criticism With Grace and Appreciation
  • Have Faith in Humanity, and Restore Kindness
  • Boost Your Self-Con?dence
  • Live Your Life Consciously

Buy this ebook for $6.95

As soon as I got home, I couldn’t wait to get into my inbox, open this ZH Handbook for Life, and start reading. It was such an easy and inspirational read, and I can’t wait to apply as many of these things to my life immediately.

If you want more info on the book, you can see Leo’s review. As you can tell, I highly recommend the purchase of this book, and you can’t beat the price.

Posted by in Book Review | February 22, 2008 | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumble | Print | 1 comment

  • Diana

    this is a pretty great book – very useful and easy to read. I definitely recommend it!