Outer Order Inner Calm

Outer Order Inner Calm : declutter and organize to make more room for happiness

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

'MOVE OVER, MARIE KONDO' Washington Post
'EXCELLENT' Telegraph
'YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOU CAN TAKE ON THE WORLD' Grazia
'WISHING I HAD A RUBIN TO HELP ME MAKE SENSE OF MY BELONGINGS' Red
'DECLUTTER YOUR WAY TO HAPPINESS' Good Housekeeping

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.

ALSO BY GRETCHEN RUBIN

The Four Tendencies: the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better

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Better Than Before: learn how to make good habits and break bad ones, for good

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Happier At Home: a year-long experiment in making the everyday extraordinary
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 26mm | 169g
  • Two Roads
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473692687
  • 9781473692688
  • 12,142

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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 . . . Telegraph 20191222
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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. * Salon * Trusted and insightful . . . it instantly resonated * Thrive Global * 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. * The Epoch Times * Like getting a pep talk from an old friend who just wants you to finally get your shoe rack under control. * Mind Body Green * Gretchen Rubin gets to the heart of a surprisingly simple - yet life-altering - fact. * Read It Forward * Every one of her recommendations is a gem . . . Even better, her explanations (and rationales, if necessary) are short, personal, humorous and occasionally pointed * Booklist * Declutter your way to happiness [with] self-help guru Gretchen Rubin * Good Housekeeping * Wishing I had a Rubin to help me make sense of my belongings . . . I find myself inevitably inspired. * Red * Move over, Marie Kondo: America's foremost guru on happiness is coming for your tidy principles. * The Washington Post * 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 * Grazia * 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 . . . * Telegraph *
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About Gretchen Rubin

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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8,884 ratings
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4 32% (2,883)
3 39% (3,456)
2 11% (973)
1 2% (167)
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