Welcome Zen Habits Readers!

I just wrote an article for Zen Habits here: The Really Simple Way to Get Work Done.

If you’re new to the site, I post once per week about motivation, productivity, learning and just generally getting more from life. Here are some good articles to start with:


  1. Taoism and The Way of Productivity
  2. The Art of the Finish: How to Go From Busy To Accomplished
  3. Twenty Ways to Stay Productive When Working From Home

Faster Learning

  1. Double Your Reading Rate
  2. How to Ace Your Finals Without Studying

Life, Goals and Motivation

  1. Should You Wander the World or Build a Home?
  2. What Do You Want to Do With Your Life?
  3. What are You Going to Be Exceptional at in 10 Years?

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  • Santi

    You rock!

  • Les Hutchinson

    Great entry over at Zen. Coincidentally, I’ve just started a wee series on procrastination over at my blog. I need to think about some of your ideas, but I absolutely agree with you about energy management.

  • Shannan

    Great article on ZenHabits Scott! I’ve been following your blog on and off for a while now and I must say that the quality of your posts are getting better and better!

  • Scott Young

    Thanks Shannan, I take that as a big compliment, since after writing around 900 posts the hardest part is to not get complacent and have my best posts way back in the archives.

  • Gabii

    I found your blog post over at Zen Habits incredibly helpful.
    So thank you for that!
    I look forward to implementing your ideas, point 1 about not knowing when to stop is exactly me!
    Have just signed up for your newsletter and look forward to browsing your site.
    Thanks again,

  • Floortime Lite Mama

    Adored your article
    Subscribing to your newslettet now

  • chumbiuma

    Thanks for you welcome entry! I came to you blog from ZenHabits, and I just read the articles you linked. The questions you discuss about exploring what to do with your life are so relateable and helpful–like listening to a wise, empathetic friend.
    Look forward to reading more from you.

  • Jozef Benko

    Hey Scott, I’m another newcomer here at your blog, reached you from Zen Habits. The post there had just perfect timing, exactly what I needed at the moment — 3rd way of getting things done. I’m just too disorganized to adopt complex GTD systems 🙂

    Subscribing to your newsletter and RSS.