Read with me: Outer Order, Inner Calm – Gretchen Rubin

I’m not going to lie; already like this book, and I’ve not even read it yet. I was sold on the premise alone; I’ve always said that my environment is a huge indication of my mental state. There’s nothing like having a calm and ordered environment at the start of a busy day to make me feel like I’m on top of things. Conversely, as soon as the mess and clutter builds up, I can almost feel myself slowly unravel and start to feel overwhelmed with everything. At my day job, any time I need a productivity boost, I clear a teeny bit of time to organise my desk; it instantly makes me feel like I’ve psychologically rolled my sleeves up and am ready to get stuck in. Well… that and coffee. 

But what about the wider powers of de-cluttering and organising? Can it help you prevent a mental slump when you feel yourself starting to lose your sparkle? Can a cleaning and tidying up session create a sense of meditative calm if it’s allowed to bed-in and become a routine? 

Who’s going to join me?

I’m looking forward to seeing what Gretchen Rubin has to say about all of this. Want to join me? Go grab a copy of the book, grab a coffee and lets dive in. I’ll be updating the post as I make my way through the book; feel free to join me and add your thoughts in the comment section below. 

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