Book Report: Outer Order | Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

As an artist, I continually go back to a book titled, Art & Fear when I need inspiration and courage.

As a professional home organizer, Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin is the book I will continually go back to and refer to others. Here are the things I like about it:

  • It’s concise
  • & doesn’t need to be read front to back, you could open up to a new page each day for inspiration – this provides less guilt in the reading process, every page is packed with valuable insight!
  • It addresses and helps reframe all of our thoughts, behaviors and emotions around our material possessions and how we acquired them in the first place
  • It provides laser focused, alternative and fun questions (outside the regular decluttering questions) that get to the heart of the matter of why we keep things and better guide you on letting go

It’s not necessarily written or formatted as a how-to book, It’s strength is it’s guiding questions, inquiries, insights and statements that help gently reshape your mindset around your material belongings. If you’re feeling stuck, open this book up for 5 minutes and run with one of it’s concepts to get you started – like a decluttering choose your own adventure book.

You are enough and you have enough, I’m glad we had this talk. Bye!

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