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OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM

Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness

by Rubin, Gretchen

International bestselling author of THE HAPPINESS PROJECT explores one of her key realizations: that ordering our surroundings can quell our inner turmoil. And perhaps more important, Rubin gives us a map so we can find our way to this most sought after destination.

A crowded coat closet or an overflowing inbox may be trivial, but they weigh us down more than they should. Getting control of the stuff of life makes us feel more in control of our lives generally. If it's an illusion, it's a helpful one that helps us go from feeling restless and unsettled to energetic, creative and centered. Plus, we know where our keys are!


We free our minds (and shelves) for what we truly value, but creating a serene and orderly environment requires us to make choices... and making choices is hard. It takes intellectual and emotional energy. Gretchen makes the process much easier (even fun!), by putting forward simple yet effective and unique strategies to achieve inner calm: Making choices, Creating order, Adding Beauty, Create a secret place.


With OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM, we can live happier, healthier, more productive, more creativeand yes, more calm lives.



Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She's the author of many books, including the New York Times bestsellers, The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before and The Happiness Project. Her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than 35 languages. A member of Oprah's Super Soul 100, she also has an award-winning podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, and a popular daily blog, gretchenrubin.com. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

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This is the sort of book you want to keep at hand if outer order (or inner calm) is a goal you're aiming for. Reading any part of it for five or ten minutes provides a boost of motivation to get up and make progress, and the tips are the kind you'll want to be reminded of over and over again.

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Praise for OUTER ORDER INNER CALM

“Aided by her formidable intelligence and willingness to try anything, she spent a year road-testing every theory about happiness she could get her hands on, using her own life as the road.” —TIME

 

“Once you’ve read Gretchen Rubin’s tale of a year spent searching for satisfaction, you’ll want to start your own happiness project and get your friends and family to join you. This is the rare book that will make you both smile and think—often on the same page.” 

—Daniel H. Pink, Drive

 

“Rubin had learned that there was a close correlation between habits and happiness, so she figured out how we form them, use them, and change them. Once I came to understand habits as harnessing our own laziness—making a habit frees you from decision-making, which you can use to your advantage—my relationship to them changed permanently.” —The New Yorker

 

“Lays out life’s essential goals… serves as a kind of detailed instruction manual on how to achieve them.” 

—New York Times Book Review 

 

“If anyone can help us stop procrastinating, start exercising or get organized, it’s Gretchen Rubin. The happiness guru takes a sledgehammer to old-fashioned notions about change.” Parade


“Gretchen Rubin combines deep research and observations from her own life to explain how habits emerge and—more important—how they can change. It’s indispensable for anyone hoping to overhaul how they (almost unthinkingly) behave.”

—Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit

 

“Gretchen Rubin is a writer after my own heart—seriously brilliant, very warm, and funny. I think she’s amazing.” —Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird and Help, Thanks, Wow


“Gretchen Rubin’s superpower is curiosity… Weaving together research, unforgettable examples, and her brilliant insight, Better Than Before is a force for real change.” —Brené Brown, Dare to Lead and Daring Greatly

 

“With her characteristic mix of delightful charm, thoughtful research, and insightful advice… Gretchen Rubin shows how to add fun, joy, and harmony to your home life.”

—Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking


"Loaded with practical solutions and impeccable research. Rubin is also a fine writer, and her enthusiasm for improving lives is contagious." 

—Harlan Coben

Blurbs:

Author-thinker Rubin prompts readers to quickly consider the five steps to an organized home ... Almost every one of her recommendations is a gem...

Review: Booklist, starred review

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