The Essential Zen Habits of 2010

By Leo Babauta

I am overjoyed.

Zen Habits has just finished its 4th year of existence and every year has been better than the last. This year has been no exception.

How great a year has it been? Zen Habits grew from 150,000 subscribers to well over 200,000 and topped TIME magazine’s Top 25 blogs for 2010 (after also making it in 2009).

But the joy has gone beyond numbers — for me both professionally and personally:

The Essential Posts of 2010

Each year I choose the top posts from Zen Habits for the year but this year I decided to let you guys do the choosing. I don’t keep track of stats anymore so I don’t know which posts you guys liked best. It was interesting to see the results.

Here are the Top 20 posts as chosen by all of you:

  1. you’re already perfect
  2. the lost art of solitude
  3. The Case Against Christmas Presents
  4. Simplify, and Savor Life
  5. the best goal is no goal
  6. Why I don’t care about success
  7. the zen of doing
  8. the elements of living lightly
  9. Life’s missing white space
  10. The No. 1 Habit of Highly Creative People
  11. A simplified morning routine
  12. a brief guide to life
  13. Kill Your To-Do List
  14. How Not to Hurry
  15. kindfully + mindfully
  16. achieving, without goals
  17. How to Be a Positive Person, in Under 300 Words
  18. The Little Book of Procrastination Remedies
  19. the tao of productivity
  20. Get Inspired

A few other posts I’d recommend:

  1. the barefoot philosophy
  2. the insidious perfidiousness of doubts, overcome
  3. lessons from a car-free life
  4. The Little Guide to Inspiration

And more

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