is a simplicity blogger & author. He created Zen Habits, a Top 25 blog (according to TIME magazine) with 230,000 subscribers, mnmlist.com, and the best-selling books The Effortless Life, Focus, and The Power of Less. Babauta leads a simple life with his wife and children in San Francisco, and teaches courses on creating new habits, getting rid of clutter, and simplifying your life. He started Zen Habits to chronicle and share what he's learned while changing a number of habits:
Quit smoking (on Nov. 18, 2005).
Became a runner.
Ran several marathons and triathlons.
Began waking early.
Became organized and productive.
Began eating healthier.
Became a vegetarian.
Tripled his income.
Wrote a novel and a non-fiction book.
Eliminated his debt.
Simplified his life.
Lost weight (more than 50 pounds).
Wrote 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.