Book Report: Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

 

Book Report: Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin – 040

 

In episode 40, it’s time for our monthly book report. This month’s book is by our online pretend best friend and it’s all about decluttering.  Gretchen Rubin’s new book is called Outer Order Inner Calm and Jenny and I loved it.  We both share our favourite bits and takeaways.

I’m diggin’ the fact that spring is finally here and Jenny’s diggin’ the new season of Queer Eye. 

My win is related to tax time and Jenny’s learn is related to spending a birthday party with a bunch of energetic and not always cooperative 6 year olds.    

 

Tune in and Listen Below

 

 

What You’ll Hear (and don’t want to miss!)

 

1:58: Jenny and I discuss how this last week of our decluttering challenge went and what we got rid of and what we are learning from the process.

8:45: It’s time for our monthly book report.  This month’s book is by our online pretend best friend and it’s all about decluttering.  Gretchen Rubin’s new book is called Outer Order Inner Calm and Jenny and I loved it.  We both share our favourite bits and takeaways.

22:33: What Are You Diggin’ Lately?  I’m diggin’ the fact that spring is finally here and Jenny’s diggin’ the new season of Queer Eye.

28:22: You Win or You Learn: My win is related to tax time and Jenny’s learn is related to spending a birthday party with a bunch of energetic and not always cooperative 6 year olds. We wrap it up for this week and this month. 

33:05: Next week we will be starting a whole new challenge!  Now that you’ve got your space in order, it’s time to get your wallet in order, and by that, we mean we are going to take a closer look at our finances, and at daily personal finance habits. Stay tuned!  

 

Resources + Links Mentioned in This Episode:

 

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Book:  Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

   

Decluttering Challenge Game: MinsGame  

The Minimalists

Podcast:  Happier: With Gretchen Rubin

TV Show: Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

TV Show: After Life  (I watched this after Jenny recommended it….It’s AWESOME. Go watch it right now.)

TV Show: Queer Eye

 

Key Quotes:

 

Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin has found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives. And when we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we’re able to create the order that will make our lives happier, healthier, more productive and more creative. With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what’s realistic for most people, Rubin suggests dozens of manageable steps for creating a more serene, orderly environment….one that helps us to create the lives we want. By getting rid of things we don’t use, don’t need or don’t love we free our minds (and our shelves) for what we truly value. -From the back of the book

 

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What was your biggest take away from this episode? Did you play the MinsGame with us this month?  If so, please post pictures of what you got rid of on the socials using #theimprovementproject and #minsgame.  Did you read the book Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin?  What did you think?  What were your favourite parts or biggest take aways?

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The Improvement Project podcast is hosted by Dr. Peggy Malone and Jenny Couse.  Peggy is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness.  She is wife to the hilarious and heavily bearded John, with whom she takes many adventures. Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!  Jenny is a marketing professional in the international trade sector.  She and her husband Jeff are parents to hilarious 5 year old Ethan.  Her year of monthly habit resolutions in 2015 piqued her interests in how habits are created and best kept.

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Until next time,

  Let’s get to work on improving your most important project.  That’s YOU!  Stay focused and get after it!

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