Gretchen Rubin gets to the heart of a surprisingly simple - yet life-altering - fact.
Declutter your way to happiness [with] self-help guru Gretchen Rubin
Like getting a pep talk from an old friend who just wants you to finally get your shoe rack under control.
Rubin has written a book for all of us - the neat ones, the controlled chaos ones, and anyone who shares a living space with someone whose approach to a pile of unopened mail differs wildly from their own.
Delivers a shot of peace before you even read a page . . . If you've been looking for a quick spark of inspiration to get going on improving your space - both inner and outer - this is the place to start.
Trusted and insightful . . . it instantly resonated
Gretchen Rubin is a type-A personality who doesn't eat sugar or carbs, who has bashed out biographies of Churchill and probably bakes gluten-free cupcakes in her sleep. In short, she is the kind of person I should hate, but her books are bestsellers for a reason: they are excellent distillations of small, practical changes we can make to feel more on track with our lives . . . I loved the question "Are you furnishing a fantasy?" - in other words, are you keeping hold of the treadmill in the hope that one day you will be the kind of person who runs on it? Er . . .
Try a productive power hour, sort that clutter, find a place for everything and - honestly - you will feel like you can take on the world . . . or save it