By Leo Babauta
The New Year somehow brings out the desire, always present but usually at a hum rather than a buzz, to make changes in your life. It’s a fresh start, a time of renewal and optimism and determination.
I’ve written a guide to help you make those changes.
Actually, it can be done anytime, whether in January or June — just pick one of the 52 changes in the book, and start on the plan.
One change a week. The 52 changes I recommend. A plan for each.
The inspiration for the book came from a desire to help people learn to make profound changes through doing, and to show the world how life changing habits can be made in small steps.
The price of the ebook is $10, or free if you enroll in the Sea Change program. If you’d like to purchase a copy of the ebook, simply click the Add to Cart button below. If you’re in the Sea Change program there’s a download link in the members area.
Table of Contents
- How to Use This Book
- The Principles
- Change 1: Meditate
- Change 2: Unprocrastinate
- Change 3: Walking
- Change 4: Flexible Mind
- Change 5: Identify Your Essentials
- Change 6: Mindful Eating
- Change 7: Most Important Things (MITs)
- Change 8: Clear a Shelf
- Change 9: Start Saving
- Change 10: Yoga or strength training
- Change 11: Floss
- Change 12: Pay a small debt
- Change 13: Mindful Exercise
- Change 14: Budget Simply
- Change 15: Create a support crew
- Change 16: Eat some veggies
- Change 17: Gratitude
- Change 18: Clear counters
- Change 19: Slow down
- Change 20: Play
- Change 21: Flow
- Change 22: Let go of a vice
- Change 23: Don’t wish things were different
- Change 24: Clear a closet
- Change 25: Let go of TV
- Change 26: Get more sleep
- Change 27: Value time over money
- Change 28: Replace opinions with curiosity
- Change 29: Read
- Change 30: Cut out shopping
- Change 31: Learn that you’re good enough
- Change 32: Create
- Change 33: Eat real food
- Change 34: Explore work you love
- Change 35: Help others
- Change 36: Breathe
- Change 37: Enjoy the habit
- Change 38: Solitude
- Change 39: Unclutter a room
- Change 40: Iterate the habit
- Change 41: Less busywork, more impact
- Change 42: Disconnect
- Change 43: Let go of a goal
- Change 44: Treat failure as a learning opportunity
- Change 45: Reduce commitments
- Change 46: Turn problems into opportunities
- Change 47: Savor
- Change 48: Clear your inbox
- Change 49: Teach
- Change 50: Compassion
- Change 51: Reflect
- Change 52: Realize you’re not missing out
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Questions & Answers
Q: I’m currently enrolled in the Sea Change program. How do I get my free copy of the book?
A: There’s a download link in the members area.
Q: I was enrolled in the Sea Change program, but am not currently – can I get the book for free?
A: Unfortunately no. However, you can enroll in Sea Change for just $10/month now.
Q: I just bought the book but don’t know what to do next. How do I get it?
A: You should receive an email (the one you used to pay for the book) that contains a download link. You only get 5 attempts to download the file, so don’t click on it until you’re at the computer you want to download the book to. the download should contain the book with several files, including a PDF, Kindle (.mobi) file, epub file, and a “readme” file.
Q: But I never received an email with a download link … what now?
A: No worries … just email Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let him know you bought “52 changes” but didn’t receive the link, and he’ll send it to you.
Q: What about an audiobook or print version?
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