Zen Habits

I recently come across a photo that is a list of 12 zen habits, that I really wanted to share with you because I feel like it has really helped me!

Definition of "zen":
a form of Buddhism, originally developed in Kapan, that emphasises that religious knowledge is achieved through emptying the mind of thoughts and giving attention to only one thing.

I wanted to share this because every time I see this list, it reminds me to just simply chill out. 
I also find that when I follow this list - I get more done and I actually do it better.

I feel like this sort of relates to minimalism as well, in terms of your mindset & living simply.


I think that my favourite point is "make cleaning and cooking become meditation". This relates to me a lot because when I think about cooking or cleaning (mainly cooking - cleaning is not so bad), I'm always like ugh, I can't be bothered. So this is definitely one I am trying to master!

What's your favourite one, or relates to you the most?


1. Do one thing at a time

2. Do it slowly and deliberately

3. Do it completely

4. Do less

5. Put space between things

6. Develop rituals

7. Designate time for certain things

8. Devote time to sitting

9. Smile and serve others

10. Make cleaning and cooking become meditation

11. Think about what is necessary

12. Live simply

LifestyleClaire Wakefield