By Leo Babauta
Stress is a killer. It contributes to health problems, unhappiness, depression, relationship problems, and more.
We’re always going to have some stress in our lives, but how can we manage it?
By finding the cause, and working with that cause.
In my mindfulness experiments, I’ve found that the root cause of stress is clinging to things.
I love the subject of clearing clutter.
For me — and for most people — outer order contributes to inner calm. I feel this phenomenon in my own life; it exhilarates me in practice and fascinates me in theory.
So I was eager to read Marie Kondo’s blockbuster bestseller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
Order a copy today of Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland.
Last week, I spoke with Jacki Hollywood Brown, former Unclutterer contributor. During that conversation, she brought a great app to my attention called RoomScan Pro by Locometric.
“Being a military family,” Jacki told me, “we move a lot.
Do you know the story about the two stone cutters? When asked what he’s doing, the first man replies, “I’m cutting this stone into bricks.” When the second laborer is asked what he’s doing, he replies, “I’m building a temple.”
How much do we do in a day with our nose to the grindstone? Myopic, focused, making a list and checking it twice. Done. Done.
2x TARVA Chest with 5 drawers (32″ wide version)
3x TARVA Chest with 5 drawers (15″ wide version)
3x 10ft 1×8 pine boards
1x 10ft 1×6 pine board
Screws, shims, paint, etc.
Built from 2x4s, leveled and mounted to the wall. Face board is 1×6 pine scribed to the floor.
The drawer units are IKEA “Tarva” series.
Modern culture is in the throes of a real love affair with travel. It’s become a central element of our zeitgeist, a main tenet in living a fulfilled, non-pedestrian life. Everywhere you turn, and no matter the dilemma, travel is offered as the cure.
Don’t know what you want to do after graduating college? Take a year off to travel.
Spark gone out of your relationship?
Just Do It. Got Milk? Open Happiness. Because You’re Worth It. Think Different.No, really. Think different. And don’t just do any of the above.Unless you want your small business to flop…As you’ve gathered by now we're talking about business taglines.
Job interviews are a lot like blind dates.You go there in your best suit, ready to put your best put
forward. You barely know the person you’re going to meet. But you’re hoping to
make a good first impression and survive the ordeal without too much trouble.
Over at Kelli’s blog, she documents her build on a sit and stand up desk. The post is from a few years back but it is still so very awesome.
She uses the AKURUM range as the basic building blocks and laid 16′ of white solid surface acrylic kitchen countertop on top of them. The sit/stand movement is controlled by a linear actuator attached to a rocker switch.
Do you need to learn how to make your own standing desk?
A few years ago a friend of mine bought one of the first standing desks. I fell in love until I heard how much it cost him.
His desk was over $600.
Today I’m going to show you how you can make a standing desk for less than $20.
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Dads aren’t usually very picky about Father’s Day presents — if you get them something, anything — even if it’s a World’s Greatest Dad mug or tie — they’re typically simply tickled pink that someone remembered them at all.
Those low expectations are going work to your advantage this year — because this year, you
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I think about death. A lot. On any given day, I consciously embrace my existential fate an innumerable amount of times.
Na última sexta-feira (27) estive no programa Santa Receita, ao lado da querida apresentadora Claudete Troiano, para comemorar o Dia do Hambúrguer (celebrado dia 28 de maio) e ensinar a receita da nossa versão doce do prato.
Editor’s note: General George S. Patton was legendarily strict about soldiers’ upholding discipline and character, whether in the barracks or in the field. He believed that honoring tradition and paying attention to detail and etiquette allowed a man to respect himself, and earned a leader the respect of his subordinates.