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Mini-Kaizen Plan: Simplify Your Morning

In last month’s reader poll, you expressed an interest in “mini-kaizen plans.” Here’s an easy step-by-step evening routine for simplifying your morning and starting the day off right. You’ll need: access to your calendar or planner pen or pencil either … Continue reading

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Are You Asking the Wrong Decluttering Question? (or, The Emotional Foundations of Clutter)

The decluttering continues! I’ve been working my way through the house, and as I pick up each item, asking myself: “Why should I get rid of this?” But recently I had a revelation. I’ve been asking the wrong question. I … Continue reading

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The “Imagine It” Test – A Quick Diagnostic for Goal-Setting

Want to know how likely it is that you’re going to achieve a particular goal? Take the “imagine it” test: spend a few moments imagining yourself doing the things that would get you closer to your goal. Can you see … Continue reading

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How Horseshoe Nails Are Ruining Your Life

For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the message was lost. For want of a … Continue reading

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Your MP3 Player Can Turn Down Time Into Productive Time

I’m considering the direction I’d like to take this blog over the next year or so, and would love to have your input! Would you mind answering two multiple choice questions? http://kaizenlynn.polldaddy.com/s/small-steps-content This short survey also gives you the option … Continue reading

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Did You Know Your Living Room Can Give You More Willpower?

You already know that getting rid of clutter saves you: Time: no more looking for misplaced items Money: no more buying duplicates because you didn’t remember you already had one or because you had one that you can’t find Embarrassment: … Continue reading

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Discover the Root Causes of Your Clutter

It’s easy to recognize when you have a clutter problem. Just look for the piles. Getting rid of those piles is another matter, of course. If you’re like me, you’ve tried at least a dozen different organizing schemes that “didn’t … Continue reading

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Eat Less, Write More With This Technique for Resisting Temptation

When’s the last time you ate at a Mexican restaurant without overindulging in chips? For me, it was last week. I hear you scoffing. I know, I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t been there. 🙂 I recently finished reading … Continue reading

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Everything I Know About Goal Setting, I Learned From My Grocery List

Okay, maybe not everything. But this month, my grocery list taught me how to link my everyday behavior to my long-term goals. Here’s what happened. As the next small step in our quest to eat healthier, my husband and I … Continue reading

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