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|Author||: Gretchen Rubin|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this lovely, easy-to-use illustrated guide to decluttering, the beloved author of The Happiness Project shows us how to take control of our stuff—and, by extension, our lives. Gretchen Rubin knows firsthand that creating order can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. But for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. When we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we can find inner calm. With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what’s realistic for most people, Rubin suggests dozens of manageable tips and tricks for creating a more serene, orderly environment, including: • Never label anything “miscellaneous.” • Ask yourself, “Do I need more than one?” • Don’t aim for minimalism. • Remember: If you can’t retrieve it, you won’t use it. • Stay current with a child’s interests. • Beware the urge to “procrasticlear.” By getting rid of things we don’t use, don’t need, or don’t love, we free our minds (and our shelves) for what we truly value.
|Author||: Gretchen Rubin|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'MOVE OVER, MARIE KONDO' Washington Post 'EXCELLENT' Telegraph 'YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOU CAN TAKE ON THE WORLD' Grazia 'WISHING I HAD A RUBIN TO HELP ME MAKE SENSE OF MY BELONGINGS' Red 'DECLUTTER YOUR WAY TO HAPPINESS' Good Housekeeping In the context of a happy life, a messy desk or a crowded wardrobe is a trivial problem - yet Gretchen Rubin found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives. Ask yourself: DO I NEED IT? DO I LOVE IT? DO I USE IT? With 150 concrete clutter-clearing ideas, insights, strategies, and sometimes surprising tips, Gretchen tackles the key challenges of creating outer order by explaining how to 'make choices', 'create order', 'know yourself', 'cultivate useful habits' and, of course, how to 'add beauty'. At home, at work, and in life, when we get our possessions under control, we can create a more serene environment. With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what's realistic for most people, Gretchen suggests dozens of manageable steps to help us achieve the lives we yearn for. ALSO BY GRETCHEN RUBIN The Four Tendencies: the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better AND Better Than Before: learn how to make good habits and break bad ones, for good AND Happier At Home: a year-long experiment in making the everyday extraordinary
|Author||: ZIP Reads|
|Editor||: ZIP Reads|
PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2FcIrIO Author and happiness expert Gretchen Rubin breaks down the nitty-gritty of how to live a more fulfilling life by creating order in your external environment in her latest bestseller, Outer Order, Inner Calm What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - The five steps towards decluttering your life - Tips to beautify your space - How to find calm with messy roommates - Editorial Review - Background on Gretchen Rubin About the Original Book: We all want to be happier, more productive, more creative, and healthier. But we fail to realize that our surroundings are not aligned with the desires of our heart. In Outer Order, Inner Calm, Gretchen Rubin lays out a simple plan that will help you achieve these goals. All you have to do is clean and declutter your environment, whether it’s at home or the office. How you do it is up to you - You can go hard and spend an entire day cleaning up or you can spend a few minutes every day decluttering your surroundings. If you have ever felt the desire to achieve balance and harmony in your home and life, then Outer Order, Inner Calm is the blueprint to your success! DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Outer Order, Inner Calm. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2FcIrIO to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
|Author||: Gretchen Rubin|
In the spirit of her blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place. One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick—why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. “Of all the elements of a happy life,” she thought, “my home is the most important.” In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home. And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her, and energized her. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. Also, while Rubin wanted to be happier at home, she wanted to appreciate how much happiness was there already. So, starting in September (the new January), Rubin dedicated a school year—September through May—to making her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love. In The Happiness Project, she worked out general theories of happiness. Here she goes deeper on factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, and parenthood. How can she control the cubicle in her pocket? How might she spotlight her family’s treasured possessions? And it really was time to replace that dud toaster. Each month, Rubin tackles a different theme as she experiments with concrete, manageable resolutions—and this time, she coaxes her family to try some resolutions, as well. With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy, and experimentation, Rubin’s passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives.
|Author||: Gill Hasson|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
CLEAR OUT CLUTTER AND CONFUSION! Do you ever wonder what's stopping you from parting with it, or how it would feel to let go of the stuff that consumes so much of your time and energy? Decluttering doesn't mean making do with less – it's about creating a space so that you can live your life unburdened by things, obligations, and people you don't really need. THINK ABOUT THINGS IN A NEW LIGHT Declutter Your Life opens your eyes to the effect all the stuff is having on your life. It explains how to let go of the things that don't matter so that you have more time, energy, and enthusiasm for the things that do. With a bonus chapter on building confidence and self-esteem, you'll improve your ability to declutter. The more you believe in yourself, the better your decisions and optimism. This book helps you: Simplify and improve your home and work life Let go of guilt and the emotional obstacles that keep you stuck in the past Feel less overwhelmed and stressed out by information overload Identify and clear out unnecessary commitments Move on from negative relationships
|Author||: Gretchen Rubin|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER OBLIGER? REBEL? QUESTIONER? UPHOLDER? Which one are you? Everyone falls into 1 of 4 personality types and knowing yours could make you happier and more successful. During her investigation to understand human nature, explored most recently in her bestselling Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin realised that by asking the seemingly dry question 'How do I respond to expectations?' we gain life changing self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behaviour, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively. More than 800,000 people have taken her online quiz, and managers, doctors, teachers, spouses, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, lasting change. The Four Tendencies hold practical answers if you've ever thought... - People can rely on me, but I can't rely on myself - How can I help someone to follow good advice? - People say I ask too many questions - How do I work with someone who refuses to do what I ask - or who keeps telling me what to do? With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. 'I love Gretchen Rubin - she helps me understand both myself and the people around me' CATHY RENTZENBRINK, OBLIGER 'If you want to change anything in your life you need Gretchen Rubin' VIV GROSKOP, REBEL ALSO BY GRETCHEN RUBIN Outer Order Inner Calm: declutter and organize to make more room for happiness AND Better Than Before: learn how to make good habits and break bad ones, for good AND Happier At Home: a year-long experiment in making the everyday extraordinary
|Author||: Gretchen Rubin|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
'A LOT OF US WOULD LIKE A RUBIN IN OUR LIVES' The Times 'EXTRAORDINARY' Viv Groskop 'FASCINATING, PERSUASIVE' Guardian 'A LIFE-CHANGER' The Pool HABITS ARE THE INVISIBLE ARCHITECTURE OF EVERYDAY LIFE. Most of us have a habit we'd like to change, and there's no shortage of expert advice. But as we all know from tough experience, there is no magic 'one-size-fits-all' solution for everything from weight loss to personal organisation. In Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin explores her theory of 'The Four Tendencies' dividing people into four basic groups: Upholder, Obliger, Questioner and Rebel. She answers the most perplexing questions about habits with her signature mix of rigorous research and engaging storytelling (and a personality quiz to establish which of the Four Tendencies fits you): - Why do we find it tough to create a habit for something we love to do? - How can we keep our healthy habits when we're surrounded by temptations? - How can we help someone else change a habit? Rubin reveals the true secret to habit change: first, we must know ourselves. When we shape our habits to suit ourselves, we can find success- even if we've failed before. Whether you want to eat more healthfully, stop checking your phone, or finish a project, the invaluable ideas in Better Than Before will start you working on your own habits - even before you've finished the book. ALSO BY GRETCHEN RUBIN The Four Tendencies: the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better AND Outer Order Inner Calm: declutter and organize to make more room for happiness AND Happier At Home: a year-long experiment in making the everyday extraordinary
|Author||: Gretchen Rubin|
|Editor||: Random House Incorporated|
An accessible portrait of the legendary British leader captures the contradictions and complexities of Winston Churchill as it presents forty contrasting views of the man, his life, his accomplishments, and his contributions to history. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
|Author||: Gretchen Rubin|
“This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.
Summary of Outer Order Inner Calm Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness Book by Gretchen Rubin Cityprint
|Editor||: Independently Published|
NOTE: This is a summary guide and is meant as a companion to, not a replacement for, the original book.Please follow this link to purchase a copy of the original book: https: //amzn.to/2WogbJ3 ABOUT BOOK: Outеr Ordеr, Innеr Cаlm (2019) еxрlаіnѕ hоw you саn dесluttеr уоur hоmе and kеер it nеаt and bеаutіful. Exploring thе rеаѕоnѕ whу оrdеrlу surroundings are ѕо іmроrtаnt fоr оur wеllbеіng, thеѕе summary оffеr practical tips аnd аdvісе оn hоw to оvеrсоmе messiness fоr gооd. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR; Grеtсhеn Rubіn is аn American аuthоr аnd blоggеr. Rubіn'ѕ writing fосuѕеѕ оn habits аnd hарріnеѕѕ, and hеr bооkѕ Bеttеr Than Before, Hарріеr at Home, аnd Thе Hарріnеѕѕ Project wеrе New Yоrk Times bеѕt-ѕеllеrѕ. Rubіn hаѕ sold over twо million bооkѕ wоrldwіdе, аnd her wоrk hаѕ been translated іntо mоrе thаn 30 languages. INTRODUCTION.In a wоrld оf mаѕѕ соnѕumрtіоn and реrѕuаѕіvе advertising, іt'ѕ еаѕіеr thаn ever tо fіll уоur home with thіngѕ уоu nеіthеr wаnt, nееd nоr love. Bеfоrе you knоw іt, уоur bеlоngіngѕ аrе ѕріllіng out оf сlоѕеtѕ, hеареd in piles оn thе flооr аnd bursting out of уоur garage. The rеѕult? Yоu'rе lеft feeling stressed, оut оf control, and оvеrwhеlmеd wіth сluttеr. Sо hоw уоu саn уоu dесіdе whаt to keep аnd whаt tо thrоw аwау? And how саn уоu еnѕurе уоur hоmе rеmаіnѕ unсluttеrеd? Hарріnеѕѕ and hаbіtѕ expert Gretchen Rubin hаѕ the answer. In thеѕе summary you'll discover why mаіntаіnіng a сluttеr-frее home іѕ ѕо іmроrtаnt fоr уоur wellbeing аnd уоu'll lеаrn simple trісkѕ, tірѕ and habits to keep уоur реrѕоnаl surroundings conducive tо іnnеr саlm, аll wіth mіnіmum еffоrt.In thеѕе summary, уоu'll learn -Thе thrее ԛuеѕtіоnѕ thаt dеtеrmіnе whеthеr ѕоmеthіng is trаѕh or trеаѕurе; -Whаt сlеаnіng уоur kitchen has to do with your nеxt career mоvе; and -Whу dесluttеrіng bесоmеѕ ѕо much harder іn old аgе.
|Author||: Rha Goddess|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Essentials|
A game-changing book offering a six-step approach on how to find and follow your true calling and redefine success from entrepreneur and soul coach Rha Goddess. Are you willing to believe in you? Every single one of us has a calling. For most it’s the thing you have to force yourself not to do. When you try to ignore it, you can’t stop thinking about. It is the thing that both terrifies you and brings you the most joy. Already living yours? Great! How do you make the most of it? The Calling will provide readers with a road map, via 3 fundamental shifts, on how to stay true, get paid and do good. The steps that will help lead you there include: RECOGNIZING—it always begins with awareness. If you can’t see it then you can’t do anything about it. ACCEPTING—means embracing, and taking responsibility for yourself, your life, and the things that want or need to be changed. FORGIVING—yourself and others. AND MORE! The Calling will be the resource that people have been asking Rha to write for years, and there has never been a better time for her to share her proven method.
|Author||: Liz Davenport|
The Six Steps to Organizational Freedom Do you: *Miss important deadlines at work? *Forget to return urgent phone calls? *Lose papers that were “just here a minute ago”? *Have multiple layers of sticky notes on your computer? *Leave projects unfinished for days, weeks, or even months at a time? If any of these sound familiar, then you are among the ranks of the disorganized—whether mildly or completely—and Liz Davenport has written this book just for you. Order from Chaos is the organizing book for disorganized people. In six easy steps she offers a system that will help you clean up your act. She demonstrates how to clear your desk by teaching you what's trash and why, reveals what a calendar is really meant to be, and provides a no-fail system for prioritization. At the end of the day, your desk will be clear and your mind will be free to relax. Rather than offering overcomplicated instructions for filing systems and time management plans, Order from Chaos focuses on ease of use. There is not one person—from office assistant to CEO—who will not benefit from this straightforward, easy-to-maintain plan.
|Author||: Dilly Carter|
Cut the clutter, live better with less, give yourself headspace, and enjoy life more. Create Space shows you how taking steps to clear and simplify your living space can also clear your mind, improve your relationships, and enhance your well-being. This room-by-room guide to organizing and decluttering your home is packed with ideas, advice, tips, and techniques that are practical and functional as well as beautiful. Turn chaos into calm with step-by-step methods that you can adapt and sustain for your own needs. When you stop allowing your life to revolve around things that don't matter, you instantly gain energy to focus on the things that do. Reclaim your space, your time, and your mind right now, to reorganize your living space into a place of sanctuary.
|Author||: Charles MacPherson|
|Editor||: Appetite by Random House|
Everyone's favourite butler is back! Get your home spic and span with Charles MacPherson's expert tips and tricks for everything from polishing silverware to organizing the garage. After over 30 years as a professional butler and household manager, Charles MacPherson knows a thing or two about keeping a home clean and organized. He has poured his vast knowledge and expertise into this pocket-sized volume, perfect for easy day-to-day reference or to guide your next marathon cleaning session. Everything you need to know is here. With step-by-step instructions for cleaning, organizing, and maintaining every room in your home, The Pocket Butler's Guide to Housekeeping comprises information-packed chapters on cleaning, laundry, organization, and more. Wondering how to tackle a fresh stain? Looking for recipes for natural and gentle cleaning products? Want to finally master those crisp hospital corners for making your bed? Look no further than this definitive cleaning caddy companion. With handy checklists for daily, weekly, monthly, and annual cleaning; a complete guide to laundry symbols and fabric types; advice for hosting guests; and even tips for dealing with pests, damage, and long-term maintenance, this is a volume no home should be without.
|Author||: Michelle Ogundehin|
|Editor||: Random House|
‘I love this book. Strong, clever, intelligent advice with soul.’ Mary Portas ‘A wonderful look at how to transform our homes to be more mindfully aligned with our true nature and a reflection of who we are.’ Fearne Cotton ‘A happy home is a fundamental building block of happiness, and Michelle’s book is an essential, step-by-step guide to creating a home we love.’ Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global ‘A must-have read for anyone looking to improve not just their home but also their quality of life within it.’ Matthew Williamson Be happier, healthier and more empowered with Michelle Ogundehin’s step-by-step practical guide to creating a home that supports your well-being. Whether that home is owned or rented, small or large, and regardless of how much money you have, Happy Inside shows you how to harness its potential in pursuit of becoming your best self. If you want to feel calm, content, soothed or energized, you must begin with what surrounds you. This comprehensive guide covers everything from how to create more light and space to how to get a good night’s sleep; the path to a perfect sofa and why a dining table is your most vital piece of furniture. Plus, how to decorate to promote joy; the importance of play (and circular side tables); your definitive capsule kitchen kit; and why your hallway is where it all starts. Combining Michelle’s knowledge of Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness, colour psychology and good design, Happy Inside is your one-stop guide to living well. Welcome to the healthy home revolution!
|Author||: Brooks Palmer|
|Editor||: New World Library|
Piles of junk in garages and closets, overflowing papers on desks, items unused for years, masses of unanswered email, clothing never worn, useless gifts that collect dust; all these things, says Brooks Palmer, come weighted with shame and guilt and have a suffocating effect on spirit and soul. In this insightful book, Palmer shows how to get rid of the things in our lives that no longer serve us. By tossing out these unneeded items, we are also eliminating their negative influences, freeing up energy, and unlocking our potential. Loaded with inspiring anecdotes and practical tips, Clutter Busting is based on the premise that your things are not sacred, but you are. The book explores such fundamental topics as the false identities we assume through clutter, the fear of change those junk piles represent, the addictive nature of holding on to objects, how clearing clutter makes room for clarity and sweeps away confusion and stasis, and much more. With Brooks’s upbeat and compassionate guidance, you’ll find yourself clearing the way for new and exciting things to come into your life.
|Author||: Caroline Knapp|
|Editor||: Dial Press|
At the age of 36, Caroline Knapp, author of the acclaimed bestseller Drinking:A Love Story, found herself confronted with a monumental task: redefining her world. She had faced the loss of both her parents, given up a twenty-year relationship with alcohol, and, as she writes, "I was wandering around in a haze of uncertainty, blinking up at the biggest questions: Who am I without parents and without alcohol? How to form attachments, and where to find comfort, in the face of such daunting vulnerability?" An answer materialized in the most unlikely form: that of a dog. Eighteen months to the day after she quit drinking, Knapp stumbled upon an eight-week-old puppy at a local animal shelter, took her home, and named her Lucille. Now two years old, Lucille has become a central force in Knapp's life: "In her," she writes, "I have found solace, joy, a bridge to the world." Caroline Knapp has been celebrated as much for her fresh insight into emotional and psychological issues as she has been for her gifts as a writer. In Pack of Two, she brings the same perception and talent to bear on the rich, complicated terrain of human-animal relationships. In addition to mining her own experience with Lucille, Knapp speaks to a wide variety of dog people--from animal behaviorists and psychologists to other owners whose dogs have deeply affected their lives--about this emotionally complex, sometimes daunting, often profoundly healing alliance. Throughout, she explores the shift in canine roles from working partners to intimate companions and looks, too, at how this new kinship, this wordless bond, becomes a template for what we most desire ourselves.
|Author||: Dick Hoyt|
|Editor||: Da Capo Press|
The remarkable story of a father’s devotion to his wheelchair-bound son and how their bond inspired millions of people worldwide. Born a spastic quadraplegic, Rick Hoyt was written off by numerous doctors. They advised his parents, Dick and Judy, to put their firstborn son in an institution. But Rick’s parents refused. Determined to give their son every opportunity that “normal” kids had, they made sure to include Rick in everything they did, especially with their other two sons, Rob and Russ. But home was one thing, the world at large, another. Repeatedly rebuffed by school administrators who resisted their attempts to enroll Rick in school, Rick’s mother worked tirelessly to help pass a landmark bill, Chapter 766, the first special-education reform law in the country. As a result, Rick and other physically disabled kids were able to attend public school in Massachusetts. But how would Rick communicate when he couldn’t talk? To overcome this daunting obstacle, Dick and Judy worked with Dr. William Crochetiere, then chairman of the engineering department at Tufts University, and several enterprising graduate students, including Rick Foulds, to create the Tufts Interactive Communication device (TCI). In the Hoyt household, it became known as the “Hope machine,” as it enabled Rick to create sentences by pressing his head against a metal bar. For the first time ever, Rick was able to communicate. Then one day Rick asked his dad to enter a charity race, but there was a twist. Rick wanted to run too. Dick had never run a race before, but more challenging still, he would have to push his son’s wheelchair at the same time. But once again, the Hoyts were determined to overcome whatever obstacle was put in their way. Now, over one thousand races later, including numerous marathons and triathlons, Dick Hoyt continues to push Rick’s wheelchair. Affectionately known worldwide as Team Hoyt, they are as devoted as ever, continuing to inspire millions and embodying their trademark motto of “Yes, you can.”
|Author||: Gretchen Craft Rubin|
An accessible portrait of the America's thirty-fifth president captures the contradictions and complexities of John Fitzgerald Kennedy as it presents forty contrasting views of the man, his life, his accomplishments, his contributions to history, and his legacy. 30,000 first printing.
|Author||: Ingrid Fetell Lee|
|Editor||: Little, Brown Spark|
Make small changes to your surroundings and create extraordinary happiness in your life with groundbreaking research from designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee. Next Big Idea Club selection—chosen by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Dan Pink, and Adam Grant as one of the "two most groundbreaking new nonfiction reads of the season!" "This book has the power to change everything! Writing with depth, wit, and insight, Ingrid Fetell Lee shares all you need to know in order to create external environments that give rise to inner joy." —Susan Cain, author of Quiet and founder of Quiet Revolution Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people—regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity—are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons? We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward—through mindfulness or meditation—and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy? In Joyful, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight—and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives.