My New Book: Essential Zen Habits


By Leo Babauta

I’m so excited to share my new book with you that I’ve been working on for the last few months!

My new book is called Essential Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change, Briefly.

It’s a concise guide to changing habits and dealing with struggles. I made it intentionally brief so that you don’t have to dig for the “tell me what to do” bits. It’s mean to get to the point, quickly, with no stories and not many explanations. The “just do this” book you’ve been wanting, to help you take action.

It’s on Amazon & the iBooks store:

Essential Zen Habits – paperback edition
Essential Zen Habits in the Kindle store
Essential Zen Habits – iBooks edition

What does this book cover? Here are the key topics:

How to change a habit, using a 6-week process.
Troubleshooting habit changes if you’re having difficulties.
How to change a bad habit (advanced topic).
How to deal with life struggles.

This book is very similar to the Zen Habits book I published on Kickstarter last year, but I did three things: 1) I took reader feedback and changed a bunch of things in the book (thank you, readers!); 2) I added some ideas I’ve been practicing with this year; and 3) I changed the format of the book into a very compact “just do this” format based on a post by Derek Sivers.

Here’s a sample of the book (a PDF download).

What do you think?