Yeah, me too.....what is the Swedish Death Cleaning? Or is that some crazy new band name? I was in the library yesterday and stumbled onto a book entitled "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning". My gut response was immediately, well if that is NOT hygge. But then I opened the cover and skimmed the table of contents. WRONG I was--its all about hygge. Making room of enjoying life by removing clutter and over abundance....but this time not just for me, but for those you leave behind and removing clutter for them when I am not around anymore. I was intrigued, I want to learn more. Yes, I checked it out.
As I continue to read, I have questions already:
1) how has her quality of life changed by removing the clutter that many times becomes overwhelming in life?
2) how has this value shift changed her purchasing habits as well (to maintain the uncluttered life)?
3) what do her decedents think about this?
Have a great weekend peeps!
Timeboxing is allotting a fixed, maximum unit of time for an activity. That unit of time is called a time box. The goal of timeboxing is to define and limit the amount of time dedicated to an activity.
Parkinson’s law states that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Although it’s not really a law (it’s more of a wry observation), most of us would concede that there is some truth to it (especially as it pertains to meetings).
I even use TIMEBOXING for email. I don't just keep my email open on my desktop, I turn off the sounds alarms for incoming mail and disable popups--all of which act as a distraction to completing the task at hand.
I check my email THREE times a day--when I first get to work, at lunch and before leaving. It minimizes the time I spend on email along with allowing me to get other tasks done more efficiently.
When I leave my inbox is EMPTY.
Inbox Zero is a rigorous approach to email management aimed at keeping the inbox empty -- or almost empty -- at all times.
Again, this is done to be more productive and it WORKS. Here is a fun article on on Zero Inbox.
If you are like me, you have phases in your life that trigger reflection on the life you are choosing to live. You have highs where you are overjoyed & lows when you are a muddle of mush. Sometimes I wish I could shave off those highs & lows, be more 'average', but then I remember, that is what makes me me.
And for those of you that know me, you know I love hard, which lends itself to my peaks & valleys.
In the rat race of the holiday & the ending of another university semester for break & as we march into a new decade, I have caught myself reflecting more than usual.
Is anyone else doing this as well?
From career, to family, to home, to my dreams, they have all been considered in the last 10 days.
I am thankful for (in no particular order)
Whatever drives you, feeds your soul, and makes you excited for each day.....reflection helps you remember what that is.
If you are like me, remember to refocus your view to keep your 'thankfuls' in centered in the cross hairs of your lens of life.
Happy New Year's Day peeps.
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you are thinking, URGH! It is over yet? How do I escape those that make uninformed decisions? How do I find calm?
That is my week. I am trying to search for sanity it seems. As usual, I over analyze & it got me thinking. Does our home calm me or stress me out? Or is there a specific place in our house that I find calming?
Hi, I am Summer, real estate agent in NE Iowa. This blog is about life, of which Real Estate is a part of. Happy reading!