Konmari Step 2: Books

February 7, 2019 | Comments

In continuing my quest to downsize before I move out, I move onto the next KonMari category: books. My bookshelf before All my books are in the basement. We moved them down here a couple years ago. It’s amazing how when I was younger, having a bookshelf in my room didn’t take up so much space. We keep a lot of random things in the basement so I ended up sifting through a lot of unrelated items.

Category: organization
Tags: #konmari

Konmari Step 1: Clothes

February 5, 2019 | Comments

I’ve been trying to use the KonMari method for about two years now. In my previous attempts, I’ve managed to get through my clothes and books and then I stop there. Since I’m planning to move out soon (that’s another blog post entirely), I decided now is the best time to downsize. The bulk of my possessions are clothes and thankfully that’s the first step to KonMari. All my clothes piled up So I gathered up all my clothes and put them on a pile on my bed.

Category: organization
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Book Review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

October 22, 2018 | Comments

Deep Work by Cal Newport Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy.

Forever Tinkering with My Productivity System

August 12, 2017 | Comments

I follow the blog baty.net in which Jack Baty continuously finds new tools and new ways to improve his productivity. While I usually scoff at people who are always changing things up, I will admit that I am the exact same way. It would be great to just stick to something tried and true and never have to think about changing but there is just so much out there that it’s hard for me to resist the temptation to not try everything I can see.

Category: Life Organization

My Minimalist Bullet Journal for 2017

January 29, 2017 | Comments

It’s been a couple of weeks since 2017 has started. I started off the new year with some tweaks to my bullet journal. 2016 wasn’t the best year for using my bullet journal. I used it a lot when I was in school but not so much when I was working. I’m aiming to be more productive outside of work this year though! In light of my new goal, I decided it was best to revamp my bullet journal.