The Four Laws of Simplicity, and How to Apply Them to Life : zen habits
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"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
... you can use on any area of your life, and in fact on your life as a whole:
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."
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Spend 5 minutes each morning preparing your task list to have only accomplishable tasks that fit the time you have available. Keep other tasks on a holding list for another day.
Set a timer for 15 minutes, shut out the world and concentrate with intense focus on one and only one task. Closing your door and turning off your phone and internet are specially important.
Recognize that not everything in your list must be done. When in doubt, delete it from your list; if it is important you’ll eventually add it back.
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An idea is a connection between two concepts.
Steve Jobs said that creativity is just connecting things. When you understand that and think of ideas in that way, the process of generat...
Select the area that you would like to generate the idea in. Define it clearly and be as specific as possible.
Is it blog post ideas, local business ideas?
Look for surprisingly successful things. Look for the things that look out-of-place in the area that you've chosen, but are performing above expectations.
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... that no longer inspire you. Just because something made you happy in the past doesn’t mean you have to keep it forever.
Your life has moved on—maybe it’s time for the decoration to do the same. Keeping just the items that mean the most to you will help them to shine.
There are certain places in our homes we tend to leave items out for convenience. By leaving these things out, we think we’re saving time and simplifying our lives. That’s the convenience fallacy.
W might save a couple of seconds, but the other 99.9 percent of the time, those items just sit there creating a visual distraction.
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