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Do less

Over the last few years I’ve come to the startling realization that I am indeed getting older. This realization has created a longing in me to use my precious time as fully and enjoyably as possible. Sifting through hideous clothes in the closet trying to find something decent to wear (and failing), sorting through endless papers stacked on my countertops and reading the Facebook statuses of distant acquaintances are things that bog down my spare time and rob me of full life enjoyment. As a cataloger at KPL, I get to see most of the new books before they go out on the shelves, and one topic that keeps jumping out at me is the minimalist lifestyle (which can be found using the term “simplicity” in KPL’s catalog). One such title is Do less : a minimalist guide to a simplified, organized, and happy life, which I appreciate because it is concise and I don’t have time to fool around. This book focuses on having more time to enjoy by decluttering many aspects of your life, even how many friends you are trying to keep up with on Facebook and how many digital pictures you take. It gives very practical tips. The best quote from the book is, “It’s so tempting to think more is better, when in face more complicates your life.”


Do less

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Over the last few years I’ve come to the startling realization that I am indeed getting older. This realization has created a longing in me to use my precious time as fully and enjoyably as possible. Sifting through hideous clothes in the closet trying to find something decent to wear (and failing), sorting through endless papers stacked on my countertops and reading the Facebook statuses of distant acquaintances are things that bog down my spare time and rob me of full life enjoyment. As a cataloger at KPL, I get to see most of the new books before they go out on the shelves, and one topic that keeps jumping out at me is the minimalist lifestyle (which can be found using the term “simplicity” in KPL’s catalog). One such title is Do less : a minimalist guide to a simplified, organized, and happy life, which I appreciate because it is concise and I don’t have time to fool around. This book focuses on having more time to enjoy by decluttering many aspects of your life, even how many friends you are trying to keep up with on Facebook and how many digital pictures you take. It gives very practical tips. The best quote from the book is, “It’s so tempting to think more is better, when in face more complicates your life.”

Posted by Kristen Larson at 08/28/2014 11:56:13 AM | 


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