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focus - a simplicity manifesto in the Age of Distraction by Leo Babauta

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why letting go can be difficult

6: why letting go can be difficult

While it might seem appealing to give up distractions and let go of the addiction to information, email or news, it’s not always easy. It’s definitely easier said than done.

the value of distraction

5: the value of distraction

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t

how not to live in your inbox

4: how not to live in your inbox

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The

let go of the need to stay updated

3: let go of the need to stay updated

“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.”
– German proverb

Many of us are slaves to the news, to the need to keep updated with what’s happening in the world, in our business niche, with our friends.

you don't need to respond

2: you don’t need to respond

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is

limiting the stream

1: limiting the stream

“Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.”
– Henry David Thoreau

The stream of news, information, and messages we get these days is enough to drown us. It’s staggering in its volume.

It’s a wonder anyone can find any focus with an information stream like that.

focus rituals

5: focus rituals

“My only ritual is to just sit down and write, write
every day.”
– Augusten Burroughs

Focus and creating are about more than just disconnecting. You can be connected and focus too, if you get into the habit of blocking out everything else and bringing your focus back to what’s important.

the beauty of disconnection

4: the beauty of disconnection

“Without great solitude no serious work is possible.”
– Pablo Picasso

There are days when I wake up and refuse to turn on the Internet, and sit still with my cup of coffee in the hush that fills the hours just before dawn. I’ll listen to the quiet. I’ll reflect on life.

the importance of finding focus

3: the importance of finding focus

“Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you
can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more
tranquillity. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this
necessary?’”
– Marcus Aurelius

If you’re someone who creates, in any way, focus should be important to you.

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