The Essential Zen Habits of 2011

Post written by Leo Babauta.

It has been a year of contentment for me, and Zen Habits.

Zen Habits has just finished its 5th year of existence, and every year has been better than the last. This year has been no exception.

Zen Habits grew from 200,000 to more than 230,000 subscribers, had more than 12 million unique visitors, and was named by TIME magazine as one of the Top 50 websites in the world.

But beyond those numbers, it was an amazing year for me, personally and professionally:

I did this mostly without goals, without copyright, and with contentment.

Most of all, I have to thank you, my dear readers. You have made my job fun, my work rewarding, and my life full of joy. Thank you for everything.

The Best Zen Habits Posts of 2011

Without further ado, these were the best posts from Zen Habits in 2011, as judged by me:

  1. How I Changed My Life, In Four Lines
  2. Best Procrastination Tip Ever
  3. 38 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 38 Years
  4. Joyfear
  5. How to Start
  6. How to Finish
  7. Create.
  8. Finding Your Voice
  9. The Half Step That Will Change Your Life
  10. Breaking Free From Consumerist Chains
  11. How to Read More: A Lover’s Guide

And more

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