Meet a Minimalist: Leo Babauta – Creating the Right Habits

By Tico+Tina

Last updated September 26, 2022


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This entry is part 29 of 31 in the series Exploring Minimalism

Leo Babauta is arguably the most well-known minimalist, and he applies his minimalist mindset to everything but kids – he has 6! 🙂

In the past 9 years he has

  • Quit smoking (on Nov. 18, 2005).
  • Become a runner.
  • Run several marathons and triathlons.
  • Begun waking early.
  • Become organized and productive.
  • Begun eating healthier
  • Become a vegetarian.
  • Tripled his income.
  • Written a novel and a non-fiction book.
  • Eliminated his debt.
  • Simplified his life.
  • Lost weight (more than 50 pounds).
  • Written several best-selling ebooks.
  • Started a successful Top 25 blog.
  • Started a second blog for writers and bloggers.
  • Created a leading blog on minimalism.
  • Gave up his car, and is now car-free.

I think it’s safe to say that Leo has developed some good habits. Here are a few of our favorite things he has said recently:

What kinds of habits are you developing today and what do they say about what your life will look like tomorrow?

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