Outer Order Inner Calm
declutter and organize to make more room for happiness
By Gretchen Rubin
'Do I need it? Do I love it? Do I use it?' A guide to decluttering from the international bestselling author and happiness guru Gretchen Rubin.
'A genius' Guardian
'Every one of her recommendations is a gem' Booklist
In the context of a happy life, a messy desk or a crowded wardrobe is a trivial problem - yet Gretchen Rubin found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives.
Ask yourself: DO I NEED IT? DO I LOVE IT? DO I USE IT?
With 150 concrete clutter-clearing ideas, insights, strategies, and sometimes surprising tips, Gretchen tackles the key challenges of creating outer order by explaining how to 'make choices', 'create order', 'know yourself', 'cultivate useful habits' and, of course, how to 'add beauty'.
At home, at work, and in life, when we get our possessions under control, we can create a more serene environment. With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what's realistic for most people, Gretchen suggests dozens of manageable steps to help us achieve the lives we yearn for.
'If you want to change anything in your life, you need Gretchen Rubin' Viv Groskop, journalist and Rebel
'I love Gretchen Rubin - she helps me understand both myself and the people around me' Cathy Rentzenbrink, Obliger and bestselling author of The Last Act of Love
Gretchen Rubin is one of the most influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature.
She's the author of many books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before and The Happiness Project. A member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100, Rubin has an enormous following, in print and online; her books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, in more than 35 languages; and on her popular daily blog, gretchenrubin.com, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. She also has an award-winning podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
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07 Mar 2019
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Gretchen Rubin is one of the most erudite authors of her generation
— Susan Cain, author of QUIET
If you want to change anything in your life, you need Gretchen Rubin — Viv Groskop, journalist and 'Rebel'
I love Gretchen Rubin - she helps me understand both myself and the people around me
— Cathy Rentzenbrink, 'Obliger' and bestselling author of THE LAST ACT OF LOVE
A genius — Guardian
Every one of her recommendations is a gem . . . Even better, her explanations (and rationales, if necessary) are short, personal, humorous and occasionally pointed — Booklist