Outer Order Inner Calm Declutter Organize to Make More Room for Happiness

Outer Order Inner Calm Declutter Organize to Make More Room for Happiness❮Download❯ ➾ Outer Order Inner Calm Declutter Organize to Make More Room for Happiness ➹ Author Gretchen Rubin – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Bestselling author of The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin illuminates one of her key realizations about happiness For most of us outer order contributes to inner calm In a new Bestselling author of The Four Tendencies and The Inner Calm PDF/EPUB Á Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin illuminates one of her key realizations about happiness For most of us outer order contributes to inner calm In a new book packed with than one hundred concrete ideas she helps us create the order Outer Order PDF/EPUB ² and organization that can make our lives happier healthier productive and creative In the context of a happy life a messy desk or crowded coat closet is a trivial problem–yet Gretchen Rubin has found that getting control of the stuff of life makes us feel in control of Order Inner Calm PDF ´ our lives generally By getting rid of things we don’t use don’t need or don’t love as well as things that don’t work don’t fit or don’t suit we free our mind and our shelves for what we truly value In this trim book filled with insights strategies Order Inner Calm Declutter Organize ePUB ô and sometimes surprising tips Gretchen tackles the key challenges of creating outer order by explaining how to “Make Choices” “Create Order” “Know Yourself–and Others” “Cultivate Helpful Habits” and of course “Add Beauty” When we get our possessions under control we feel both calmer and energetic With a sense of humor and also a clear sense of what’s realistic for most people Gretchen suggests dozens of manageable steps for creating a serene orderly environment–one that helps us to create the lives we yearn for. This is a uick read and an approachable little book about how to be organized The emphasis here is on little this is pretty light on content There's a lot of white space on each page the organization felt a bit redundant and there wasn't much practical doable advice I read it I took notes and I came away with a half page list of things to start doing I didn't hate it but I was hoping for I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway Gretchen Rubin's books always fill me with joy and delicious possibility This slim volume is the perfect inspiration for the new year Clear concise and yet pure fun with uick easy cheerful little chapters of tips for finding your personal clutter tolerance level and streamlining your spaces as it meets your personal needs and desires I had my first hour of power for the new year and I'm looking forward to going through the checklists and implementing going forward The last thing I really needed in my life was an organizingclutter clearing book but when I saw Gretchen Rubin had one out I picked it up one day at Target I absolutely loved Gretchen’s The Happiness Project so I hoped this would have some great info and something new or a new outlook at the very least 

The ‘Does this spark job’ method of clearing clutter doesn’t always work for me as random things say my rice maker I use weekly don't spark joy necessarily but is needed so I did like the Ruben way of keeping or getting rid of a possession When trying to decide the fate of a possession ask yourself
Do I need it? 
Do I love it? 
Do I use it? 
Overall this was a uick read with some good ideas but nothing special new or especially interesting I liked it well enough but after reading so many of these types of books it takes something special to wow me I really like Gretchen Rubin's books I feel like she spends a lot of time doing research before she writes her books and I always feel like I am better educated and understand myself after reading them but this book is just felt like a boring rip off of Marie Kondo and other how to organize your home for a better life books I am a bit disappointed I didn't think she would write a book like this just for the sake of writing a book and that is what it felt like If you need some common sense guidance and want to read this book I advise getting it from your local library because I felt it wasn't worth the money Let me start by saying I’m a huge fan of Gretchen Rubin I’ve read all her books on happiness and habits I listen to her podcast and I follow her on social media While this book is full of tips to understand and deal with clutter I felt like I’d heard it all previously either from her books or podcasts I’m disappointed there wasn’t original content I also felt it was somewhat superficial and lacking the deep research she normally provides in her books Book would be best for someone new to Gretchen Rubin per my last update of this book I decided not to rate this book because it does not deserve so And I was not going to write a review because of my huge disappointment frustration; but after much deliberation I decided to write one mainly venting for my goodreads friends as a friendship courtesy because you guys deserve to know not only why I’m feeling the way I am but in hopes of saving you time money and energyI know the author is on this site but someone needs to say it and I’ll do it This is mostly going to be me venting my frustration at the author publisher and publishing industry so if you’re looking for an in depth review of the book andor not interested in reading a reader venting feel free to stop here Please respect understand that people will have differing opinions thoughts regarding an author andor book and I try to never cross the line of writing negatively about the author I always try to stay focus on the book in itself There are few instances where I do have to mention something about the author it happens mostly for nonfiction books where I can be matter of factly where I deeply feel they could’ve done better for the level they’re on and when I strongly feel that their fans andor readers deserve much much betterFrom here I’ve taken bits of my own review of Bernstein’s “Judgement Detox” because I felt exactly the same after finishing Rubin’s book Whenever a book doesn’t work out for me I always say — there are no bad books just bad timing or chemistry First of all I’ve read all of Rubin’s books and listened to her podcast for awhile but no longer do Not a fan per say but somehow ended up riding along her popularity You guys know I love self help personal development and spirituality books so I’ve read it all heard it all I want to be respectful of author’s effort time I know it’s a lot of hard work not easy putting your work out there and certainly feel they should be rightly compensated for it However this book is just wrong It shouldn’t have ended up in a book form she should’ve kindly shared it in a blog or as an article To put this ultra popular declutter concept and writing it as if it’s something of your own andor making it sound like such a revolutionary concept just seems really silly to me also unfair to the readers her fans I cannot be the only person that felt like this book was written just for the sake of writing a book just to put something out there — nothing new nothing interesting nothing groundbreaking but certainly could be useful to some people It’s like “here let’s declutter so buy a book”I know there really isn’t anything “new” out there per say If you think about it everyone is just “borrowing” each other’s ideas and writing it in their voices for their readers Even for Marie it wasn’t that her idea was new or fresh but she took initiative to bring it mainstream popularized it so many people thing she created the conceptAs someone considered as though leader expert and guru of our generation she could’ve done better We deserve better as readers who is also spending hard earned money I never want to say don’t buy a book but try borrowing it from the library first This is where I’m upset about the publisher publishing industry I can’t even believe that the editors didn’t say we can’t publish this Is this something worth the value? There’s a popular topicconcept Rubin’s considered expert in living best life so let’s put together a book I know Rubin is well known for her painstaking research for her books but this was like gather ideas readers already know wrap it in a nice cover weasy to read formatting I am pissed of as an avid reader and someone who have supported her work that she thought this was deserving of our attention money and time I am pissed off at the publishers taking advantage of readers with a popular is topic popular author It’s frustrating that this will be one of the biggest bestselling books of the year and I guess that’s why publishers will publish it I am mad at myself for falling for it again I know this wasn’t fun to read but if you made it to the end thank you It certainly wasn’t fun to write it but someone needs to say it If you’ve never read a book on this topic you may like it or find it helpful it’s a pretty uick read Gretchen Rubin has jumped on the decluttering bandwagon Outer Order Inner Calm is an inspiring collection of tips and tricks for getting rid of unnecessary things with the goal of making your homeoffice a happier place to be This book is a fast read — I think I read it in less than an hour — with some good advice about how to finally let go of stuff you don't need any A lot of these tips I've seen elsewhere Rubin does reference Marie Kondo's bestselling books about only keeping items that spark joy for you but it's always good to be reminded about the benefits of decluttering RecommendedOpening PassageIn my study of happiness I've realized that for most of us outer order contributes to inner calm More than it shouldIn the context of a happy life a messy desk or a crowded coat closet is a trivial problem —yet getting control of the stuff of life often makes it easier to feel in control of our lives generallyWhen I'm surrounded by a mess I feel restless and unsettled When I clean up that mess I'm always surprised by the disproportionate energy and cheer I gain plus I'm able to find my keys A friend once told me I finally cleaned out my fridge and now I know I can switch careers I knew exactly what she meantBy getting rid of the things I don't use don't need or don't love as well as the things that don't work don't fit or don't suit I free my mind — and my shelves — for what I truly value 35 What with all the debate over Marie Kondo’s clutter reducing tactics the timing is perfect for this practical guide to culling andor organizing all the stuff that piles up around us at home and at work Unlike the rest of Rubin’s self help books this is not written as a narrative but as a set of tips – 150 of them That means it’s not so much a book to read straight through as one to keep at your bedside or on your desk and read a few pages of – whether in seuence or at random – to summon up motivation for the next tidying challengeFamously Kondo advises one to ask whether an item sparks joy Rubin’s central uestion is in three parts and a little down to earth Do I need it? Do I love it? Do I use it? She’s also I suspect much less ruthless than Kondo in that she understands that we attach emotional meaning to our belongings But that doesn’t mean we need to hold onto all our childhood finger paintings or college T shirts; just keep one of each We can still buy holiday souvenirs but make sure they’re small and easy to display like Christmas ornamentsAlthough the book is divided into five sections the advice seems in something of a random order and can be slightly repetitive making the same point in a different way a corollary of another tip etc With no index I feel like it’s a bit difficult to navigate; any time I want to find my way back to a certain section I’ll just have to flip through until I find it But since this is really meant as a book of inspiration I still think it will be a useful jumping off point for anyone who’s trying to get on top of clutter It’s been put together attractively with lots of illustrations by Jon McNaught and various pages of uotations bullet points or aphorismsHere are a few pieces of advice that stood out for me• Be selective about what you acuire in the first place “If you never possess an item you don’t have to store it dust it find it or figure out how to give it away”• Deal with all those half finished projects “The easiest way to complete a project is to abandon it”• It’s easy to neglect certain rooms or corners “Make sure that no area in your home smells bad feels dirty or seems abandoned” Then your whole house will feel usable• Don’t nag other people about their clutter always a challenge for me in dealing with my husband Instead let your tidying set an example “people often get inspired to clean up their own areas when they see other areas getting cleared”• A few time challenges never put off any task that takes a minute or less to complete eg hanging up your clothes; finish every work day with 10 minutes of tidying; and each week schedule a “power hour” where you achieve all the cleaning and organizing you’ve been meaning to doI also plan to go through her closet checklist before I pass on this book to my sister – who’s still dealing with a whole basement full of extra stuff after she and her second husband merged their households and families Since I work from home I tend to wear just the same few sets of very casual clothing all the time so there are a lot of unworn items in my closet and in our spillover wardrobe including lots of dresswork clothes I haven’t found occasion to wear in yearsIf I could add one pagespread to the book it would be a flowchart of what to do with unwanted stuff that corresponds to the latest green recommendations ie refuse rehome repurpose reuse and recycle all before the last resort of putting something in the trash A phrase like “get rid of” is too open ended because a lot of people through ignorance laziness or lack of imagination will simply throw a thing away rather than get it to someone who will use it Gretchen Rubin drew me close right away as if she were there in my living room talking with me I remained in her thrall as I gobbled this book up In fact I need to buy this book so that I can refer to it again at my leisure and apply it to my daily life and pattern of storing things neatly in containers rather than dealing with them In the first section about making choices Rubin includes 25 possible explanations of why we might want to keep an item One explanation jumped off the page I never had this thing as a child so I want to have it as an adult This is a good illustration of what I think the author does so well which is to bring our attention to our emotional attachment to things so that we can make a better reasoned and accepted decision rather than a rash or unexplored one I loved the way Rubin ignited my interest and enthusiasm and then gave me options that were practical and achievable for creating an environment of outer order inner calm AT ONE POINT SHE REFRAMES “SPARKS JOY” AS “ENERGIZES” WHICH LOL OK