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I must admit thatI love planners. I like the clear format, small decorative details and ample areas to fill in personal details. There are usually plenty of options available online and in stores. Leading up to the start of each year, you'll find calendars, planners and diaries flooding the shelves. And yes, i love digital planners, too.
A planner helps me toremember what is ahead during the day, and what I need to do. After all, I'm never going to get another attempt at each day so I'd prefer to run my day rather than the day running me. I like feeling that I am using my day well.
But owning and using a planner doesn't automatically mean that my day or week, for that matter, runs smoothly or that I finish everything I'd added to my daily planner.
So.. that's why I was interested in reading Simplify your Life: Get Organised and Stay that Way.
This book is like a handbook for developing techniques and strategies that will help you manage your busy schedules. More than that, it will help you find a more satisfying life than the constant frenetic busyness we call life.
'Manage what you must, but organise what you care about.. and what your'e all about.' M.Ramsland
So what will you find in this book?
First, there are many relatable recounts of others who struggle with the same planning and organising problems that dog our efforts. You'll find quizzes like 'Test your organisational skills', tips, hints and simple checklists.
There are questions for your own personal reflections and a simple prayer to conclude each section.
You'll find helpful advice to overcome the daily struggles we all have to complete everything that we think deserves to be on our daily planner. And you'll relate to the simple tips: Limit your to-do lists to 10 items so that your don't get overwhelmed, and If it takes more than 10 or 15 minutes it's too complicated and should be simplified.
Plus.. you'll discover ways that you can simplify your tasks.
You'll discover plenty of information that with help you:
* develop simple organisational systems
*discoer the 7 elements of a great day
* practise the 2 minute pick-up
* simplify special seasons of life: holidays, parenting, work-life and more
* set up a personal organising centre
* manage a beautiful, low-maintenance home
* find 5 steps for a 15 minute meal cleanup
* establish problem-solving dinner schedules
She knows what she's talking about and has helped thousands to live an organised, productive life style.
So.. if you want a simpler, more satisfying life; if you have big dreams but no time to realise them, if you're ready to develop life-long habits that will help you save time and enjoy life, then check out this book.
The estimated reading time is around 4 hours 15 minutes
But, this book would be best read in small doses or chapters so that you can work through the ideas and implement the suggested strategies.
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