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Edit Your Life, Part 5: Your Wardrobe : zen habits. Quick note: Every Wedneday is Simplicity Day on Zen Habits, and for the next few weeks, these posts will be a series called “Edit Your Life,” looking at ways to simplify different parts of your life. I’m a former newspaper editor, and one of the things I learned was to edit brutally (no sarcastic comments about why I don’t do that with my blog posts). Cut out everything that’s not necessary, and you’ve got a more meaningful story. I highly recommend editing your life. Today’s edit: Edit your wardrobe. Take a look at your closet — is it stuffed full of clothes you don’t wear? Do you have trouble picking out what to wear in the morning?

If so, your wardrobe may be in need of editing. To edit your wardrobe, here are some simple steps: Pull out all the clothes from your closet. Personally, I simplified my wardrobe years ago. I still need to edit my wardrobe, though, on a regular basis. Simplify your wardrobe, and your life will be much simpler and stress-free. Related articles elsewhere: Recipe: Best … soup … ever. By Leo Babauta OK, I may have oversold this recipe in the headline a bit, but trust me, you’ll love it. It’s easy to make, it’s vegan, it’s healthy, and it is perfection. I can’t get enough of it. Go out and buy the ingredients and make it today! Ingredients Various veggies, diced (you can use any kind that you like, but I usually throw in squash (butternut, though any kind is great), celery, carrots, corn, fresh spinach and broccoli — zucchini would be another good choice)One yellow onion, dicedA couple cloves of garlic, dicedVegetable bullion, four cubes1 package pasta (any kind except the longer ones like spaghetti or linguini is good — I like the bow-tie pasta or shell pasta)1 can each kidney beans and white beans1 can stewed tomatoeswaterolive oil, a few tablespoonssalt and black pepper and Italian seasoning to taste Directions Enjoy!

The Chief Happiness Officer Blog - Zanshin: The Remaining Mind. White Wind Zen Community: zanshin Zanshin sounds a lot like the martial arts term David Allen uses in Getting Things Done: “mind like water.” Zanshin means “the remaining mind” and also “the mind with no remainder.” This is the mind of complete action.

It is the moment in kyudo (Zen archery) after releasing the arrow. This is “Om makurasai sowaka” in oryoki practice and drinking the rinse water. [Link: Sarah George] Tracks. GTD + R :: Getting Things Done + RHODIA. International Institute of Not Doing Much | IINDM: Sophisticated life in the slow lane. TSD - Frugal Living, Savings, Credit Cards, CD Rates, Investing. Gretchen Rubin - My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits.

Lifehacker - Tips and downloads for getting things done. Success Classics | Tom Butler-Bowdon - Tom Butler-Bowdon. The Printable CEO™ Series. NOTE The “Productivity Tools” menu supercedes this page. Check it out The Printable CEO™ (PCEO) was born from a desire to focus my time more productively. For me, that means things that make my freelance practice sustainable and fun.

The Printable CEO name comes from the idea that a good CEO should focus primarily on those things that move the company forward; since I can’t afford to hire my own CEO, being able to print one out seemed like the next best thing! :-) In general, I use only one form at a time depending on what my needs are at the moment: High Level Goal Tracking for Freelancers and Small Business Owners – Download the Concrete Goals Tracker (CGT) Project-level Task Tracking – Download the Task Progress Tracker (TPT) Realistic Daily Planning – Download the Emergent Task Planner (ETP) Keeping Track of Planned versus Unplanned Stuff that Happens – Download the Emergent Task Timer (ETT) Keeping Track of Individual Task Assignments – Download the Task Order Up (TOU) The Pickle Jar.

Blog. I’ve been blogging for over eleven years now, and many things have changed. Social media has come on the scene, and now drives much of the traffic on the web. In the early days of blogging, comments were common and interaction was great among bloggers in a similar niche. Now the primary conversation has moved to one or more social network channels, such as Facebook and Twitter. Blogs, however, are still relevant as a communication medium, they are just a destination, rather than a source. Over the past six months I put aside blogging and have been working on finishing up a new fiction book and doing lots of training with writers and educators.

Success With Blogging is Difficult In my blogging for writers training sessions, I’ve learned how hard it is for the average person to get traction at all with a blog. What I’ve found is that it takes a mix of social media and blogging to gain traction, along with a lot of time and effort. Because of this, I’ve decided to do a 180 on my blogging.

The Printable CEO™ VI.1: Emergent Task Planning.