Spark Joy

An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

Author: Marie Kondō

Publisher: Life Changing Magic of Tidying

ISBN: 1607749726

Category: House & Home

Page: 291

View: 9233

"Tidying expert Marie Kondo's follow-up to her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations"--Provided by publisher.
Posted in House & Home

The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Author: Marie Kondō

Publisher: Life Changing Magic of Tidying

ISBN: 1607747308

Category: House & Home

Page: 213

View: 3994

Presents a guide to cleaning and organizing a living space, discussing best methods for decluttering and the impact that an organized home can have on mood and physical and mental health.
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Mind Hacking

How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days

Author: John Hargrave

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501105663

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 4339

Have you ever wished you could reprogram your brain, just as a hacker would a computer? In this 3-step guide to improving your mental habits, learn to take charge of your mind and banish negative thoughts, habits, and anxiety in just twenty-one days. A seasoned author, comedian, and entrepreneur, Sir John Hargrave once suffered from unhealthy addictions, anxiety, and poor mental health. After cracking the code to unlocking his mind's full and balanced potential, his entire life changed for the better. In Mind Hacking, Hargrave reveals the formula that allowed him to overcome negativity and eliminate mental problems at their core. Through a 21-day, 3-step training program, this book lays out a simple yet comprehensive approach to help you rewire your brain and achieve healthier thought patterns for a better quality of life.
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The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do

Author: Sarah Knight

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316270733

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 5953

THE "GENIUS" (Cosmopolitan) NATIONAL BESTSELLER ON THE ART OF CARING LESS AND GETTING MORE--FROM THE AUTHOR OF GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER AND YOU DO YOU Are you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? It's time to stop giving a f*ck. This brilliant, hilarious, and practical parody of Marie Kondo's bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt--and give your f*cks instead to people and things that make you happy. The easy-to-use, two-step NotSorry Method for mental decluttering will help you unleash the power of not giving a f*ck about: Family drama Having a "bikini body" Iceland Co-workers' opinions, pets, and children And other bullsh*t! And it will free you to spend your time, energy, and money on the things that really matter. So what are you waiting for? Stop giving a f*ck and start living your best life today!
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Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

Author: Fumio Sasaki

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609049

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

View: 9177

The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.
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The Life-changing Manga of Tidying Up

A Magical Story

Author: Marie Kondō

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399580530

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 6527

From the #1 New York Times best-selling author and lifestyle/cleaning guru Marie Kondo, this graphic novelization brings Kondo's life-changing tidying method to life with the fun, quirky story of a woman who transforms her home, work, and love life using Kondo's advice and inspiration. Marie Kondo presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman in Tokyo who struggles with a cluttered apartment, messy love life, and lack of direction. After receiving a complaint from her attractive next-door neighbor about the sad state of her balcony, Chiaki gets Kondo to take her on as a client. Through a series of entertaining and insightful lessons, Kondo helps Chiaki get her home--and life--in order. This insightful, illustrated case study is perfect for people looking for a fun introduction to the KonMari Method of tidying up, as well as tried-and-true fans of Marie Kondo eager for a new way to think about what sparks joy. Featuring illustrations by award-winning manga artist Yuko Uramoto, this book also makes a great read for manga and graphic novel lovers of all ages.
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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

Author: Margareta Magnusson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501173251

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 448

A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life. In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming. Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: N.A

Category: House & Home

Page: 40

View: 4063

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (2011) by Marie Kondo helps readers discard unnecessary items, reorganize their possessions, and properly store items in a home. The procedures Kondo developed for organization and decluttering are called the KonMari Method. Those who follow these Japanese methods of organization can experience the magic of tidying and the ways it can transform a person’s life… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways
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Declutter

The Japanese Art of Minimalism

Author: Phillip Lark

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986267823

Category:

Page: 92

View: 1534

Do you often feel like you have just too much stuff lying around the house? Are you exhausted by constantly cleaning up and never seeing your house as clean & organized as you'd want it to be? Do you feel physically stressed out by the number of items surrounding you - but you never throw anything? People often create an emotional bond with the things they buy, desperate to fill out various emotional voids. Chances are, you own plenty of items you don't actually need - just so you can make yourself feel good! But here's a secret no one told you about: Your belongings aren't there to fill out voids - and life is much better without clutter. Which is why millions have turned toward minimalism - the art of living with less. If you'd like to learn more about minimalism, that's where Declutter: The Japanese Art of Minimalism may come to your rescue. Here's what this book will try to teach you: - How to add some real value to your life - spend your money on experiences and times well-spent, not on possessions you'll forget about in a year! - Why your house never stays clean - and how you can avoid falling into the trap of cleaning up every single day! - What are categories and why categories matter when trying to free up some much-needed space - never again spend hours looking for a valuable possession! - The easiest way to transition to minimalism - 7 Possible Steps that work wonders for large families as well! - How to let go of things that no longer serve you - let go with ease by following the 5 Questions included in the book - Practical tips & suggestions regarding the art of tidying up both your house and your life - learn how to apply them to your own busy lifestyle! Minimalism isn't only about getting rid of stuff - it's re-learning how to appreciate your time and money as well so you can invest them on the important stuff. Stop wasting your most precious resources on material possessions - and make some room for the things that matter. Get more out of life by owning less. Purchase Declutter: The Japanese Art of Minimalism today and improve the quality of your life in an instant!
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Killing the Rising Sun

How America Vanquished World War II Japan

Author: Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627790632

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7677

The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same page-turning style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.
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The Little Book of Tidying

Declutter your home and your life

Author: Beth Penn

Publisher: Gaia

ISBN: 1856753727

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

View: 7516

In this age of mass consumerism, we are "stuffocating"; becoming slaves to our possessions. By freeing ourselves from physical and mental clutter, and better managing our schedules, we can focus on what is truly important and discover more time, space and joy. Grounded in solid science and bursting with invaluable tools, activities and strategies, this little book will empower you to discard what you no longer need, regain control of your surroundings and create a happier and more fulfilling life.
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Banish Clutter Forever

How the Toothbrush Principle Will Change Your Life

Author: Sheila Chandra

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409003108

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 2357

Why is it that even the most disorganised person never seems to lose their toothbrush? How can this simple fact solve all our clutter problems? The Toothbrush Principle is a simple yet inspired approach to de-cluttering your home. Whether you live in a mansion or a bedsit, this book will show you how to: organise according to the unconscious blueprint that naturally tidy people have, so that getting and staying organised is easy; know what to throw away with confidence; set up your wardrobe so you get much more use out of the clothes you have; work from home productively in a clear, designated space; tame your inbox! Step-by-step, room-by-room, you'll soon find that you hardly ever lose things, massive clear outs become a thing of the past and you never spend more than 10 minutes a day tidying up. So stop drowning in piles of clutter, learn how to be organised and start creating space to live out the life of your dreams!
Posted in House & Home

The Art of Discarding

How to Get Rid of Clutter and Find Joy

Author: Nagisa Tatsumi

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316558931

Category: House & Home

Page: 176

View: 6862

The book that inspired Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Nagisa Tatsumi's international bestseller offers a practical plan to figure out what to keep and what to discard so you can get - and stay - tidy, once and for all. Practical and inspiring, The Art of Discarding (the book that originally inspired a young Marie Kondo to start cleaning up her closets) offers hands-on advice and easy-to-follow guidelines to help readers learn how to finally let go of stuff that is holding them back--as well as sage advice on acquiring less in the first place. Author Nagisa Tatsumi urges us to reflect on our attitude to possessing things and to have the courage and conviction to get rid of all the stuff we really don't need, offering advice on how to tackle the things that pile up at home and take back control. By learning the art of discarding you will gain space, free yourself from "accumulation syndrome," and find new joy and purpose in your clutter-free life.
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The Joy of Less

Author: Francine Jay

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452155180

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 6753

Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller, The Joy of Less. In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition—featuring never-before- seen content—Jay brings her philosophy to more readers who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success. Her easy-to-follow STREAMLINE method works in any space—from a single drawer to a closet, room, or entire house. What's more, it can be called upon during clutter-inducing life events such as moving, getting married, having kids, or downsizing. With an airy two-color interior design and lovely hardcover package, The Joy of Less is a refreshing and relatable approach to decluttering that belongs in every home.
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Mindfulness for Beginners

Reclaiming the Present Moment—and Your Life

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1604077743

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

View: 1509

We may long for wholeness, suggests Jon Kabat-Zinn, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives. With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work, and play—and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are. Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways: as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding “lesson- a-day” primer on mindfulness practice. Beginning and advanced meditators alike will discover in these pages a valuable distillation of the key attitudes and essential practices that Jon Kabat-Zinn has found most useful with his students, including: Why heartfulness is synonymous with true mindfulness The value of coming back to our bodies and to our senses over and over again How our thoughts “self-liberate” when touched by awareness Moving beyond our “story” into direct experience Stabilizing our attention and presence amidst daily activities The three poisons that cause suffering—and their antidotes How mindfulness heals, even after the fact Reclaiming our wholeness, and more The prescription for living a more mindful life seems simple enough: return your awareness again and again to whatever is going on. But if you’ve tried it, you know that here is where all the questions and challenges really begin. Mindfulness for Beginners provides welcome answers, insights, and instruction to help us make that shift, moment by moment, into a more spacious, clear, reliable, and loving connection with ourselves and the world. NOTE:This ebook does not contain the spoken-word audio component included in the original printed edition.
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The Culture Map (INTL ED)

Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures

Author: Erin Meyer

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6517

Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. When you have Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans who get straight to the point (“your presentation was simply awful”); Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd—the result can be, well, sometimes interesting, even funny, but often disastrous. Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals when, say, a Brazilian manager tries to fathom how his Chinese suppliers really get things done, or an American team leader tries to get a handle on the intra-team dynamics between his Russian and Indian team members. In The Culture Map, Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business. She combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice for succeeding in a global world.
Posted in Business & Economics

Declutter Your Life

How Outer Order Leads to Inner Calm

Author: Gill Hasson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857087371

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 6008

Take back your space, your time and your mind to live your authentic life. You have too many commitments in your life and too much stuff in your home. It's no wonder you feel overwhelmed and stressed out. You don't need to just throw out a few bits and bobs; you need to declutter your life! Our homes and workspace are a mirror of what's happening inside us, Declutter Your Life explains how you can change your relationship with the things you own. Instead of being weighed down with objects and possessions that keeps you stuck in the past, you can learn to think about your things in a new light; in a way that's constructive and helpful to you. There are plenty of ideas, advice, tips and techniques to help you. You'll discover how outer order leads to inner calm. Declutter Your Life explains how the principles and steps taken to clear and simplify your living space can improve not just your home but also other aspects of your life; your work, relationships and general wellbeing. An ordered environment leads to ordered thinking. When you stop allowing your life to revolve around things that don't matter, you instantly gain the time, space and energy to focus on the things that do. Declutter Your Life will help you to: Let go of guilt and get rid of the emotional baggage that keeps you stuck in the past Feel less overwhelmed and stressed Clear out your unnecessary commitments Simplify and improve your work life Declutter your relationships Simple living doesn't end at home. Declutter Your Life shows you how to reclaim your space, your time and your mind to achieve the life you want to live.
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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Epitome

The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Author: Antonius Houston

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530532285

Category:

Page: 36

View: 4485

It's frustrating to come home to an untidy house isn't it? Despite the numerous attempts to tidy and declutter your house, it always returns to its original untidy form isn't it? This book contains stress free steps and strategies to keep clutter away for your entire life. It teaches you how to organize and declutter to bring back the positive energy into your life. Marie Kondo is the bestselling author of the original book: "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and in this summary book, it will cover all the key takeaways and learning points of the original book. FREE FOR KINDLE UNLIMITED MEMBERS Take this book as an even shorter path towards decluttering and organizing your house! See you inside! Inside this book, you'll discover: The KonMari method of decluttering your house The rationale of keeping an item How to effectively declutter your items 3 steps that Marie Kondo teaches to keeping your house in order The order to follow when you're cleaning which Marie Kondo recommends 6 top lessons from Marie Kondo The step by step process of the KonMari way of cleaning your house 7 advantages that you'll receive from tidying your house And much more! This book summarizes all the important points that you'll need and is extremely objective into helping you tidy up your house. Begin putting in some action into your house TODAY! Let this book be your first step. Grab it now by clicking the "BUY NOW" button right away!
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Wilful Blindness

Why We Ignore the Obvious

Author: Margaret Heffernan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847377718

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 5939

In the 2006 case of the US Government vs Enron, the presiding judge instructed the jurors to take account of the concept of wilful blindness as they reached their verdict about whether the chief executives of the disgraced energy corporation were guilty. It was not enough for the defendants to say that they did not know what was going on; that they had not seen anything. If they failed to observe the corruption which was unfolding before their very eyes, not knowing was no defence. The guilty verdict sent shivers down the spine of the corporate world. In this book, distinguished business woman and writer, Margaret Heffernan, examines the phenomenon of wilful blindness. Drawing on a wide array of sources from psychological studies and social statistics to interviews with the relevant protagonists she examines what it is about human nature which makes us so prone to wilful blindness. Taught from infancy to obey authority, and absorbing the importance of selective vision as a key social skill, humans exacerbate their tendency to become institutionalised by joining organisations which are run by like-minded people. Wilful Blindness looks at how hard-work and the information overload of the modern workplace add to the problem. And examines why whistleblowers and Cassandras are so very rare. Ranging freely through history and from business to science, government to the family, this engaging and anecdotal book will explain why wilful blindness is so dangerous in the globalised, interconnected world in which we live, before suggesting ways in which institutions and individuals can start to combat it. In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell and Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Margaret Heffernan's thought provoking book will force open our eyes.
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How ADHD Affects Home Organization

Understanding the Role of the 8 Key Executive Functions of the Mind

Author: Lisa K. Woodruff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781545589007

Category: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Page: 128

View: 4362

Do you walk in a room to organize and find yourself paralyzed and overwhelmed?Do you find yourself spending money on organizing solutions that don't work?Do you feel like you put in effort but never make any progress?Or maybe you know exactly what you want to do, and yet for some reason, you just can't get started.Organizing isn't easy. And having ADHD doesn't make it any easier.But it doesn't have to be impossible.If you have ADHD and you've been struggling with organization, it doesn't mean there's something wrong with you. It just means it's time to try working with your brain instead of against it. That means:* Understanding how your mind works* Recognizing your strengths and weaknesses* Finding the strategies that work for youIn her latest book, Lisa Woodruff explores the executive functions of the mind that directly affect your ability to organize your home: flexible thinking, working memory, self-monitoring, task initiation, planning, and organization. Along the way, she provides tips and strategies for overcoming obstacles-tools you can use to get the organized house you've been dreaming of.
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