The Tao of an Uncluttered Life: Lao Tzu's Ten Principles for Organization

The Tao of an Uncluttered Life: Lao Tzu's Ten Principles for Organization



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ISBN-13: 9780893342937
Publisher: Green Dragon Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1999
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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The Tao of an Uncluttered Life: Lao Tzu's Ten Principles for Organization 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JordanX More than 1 year ago
After reading this book, I looked for other ways to unclutter my life and found an iPhone App called Uncluttered Todo. Much like the book, it allows you to focus on just the things you need to focus on, without the typical distractions of other approaches. I post it here because I believe others may find it useful as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tackles the challenge of organization with an approach that is inspiring and refreshing. From the very start, we are encouraged to imagine and visualize what a perfect day would be like using the reporter's technique of: who? what? when? where? how? What a great idea! For how can we even begin our quest for organization and a balanced life unless we know where we're headed and what we want when we get there? Another unique illustration for time management is to step back and reevaluate the task on our to do list. Break it down in steps, writing down step-by-step instructions if need be, as if we were teaching a child how to do it. Using this system helps us see that a big task is really made up of little ones, and that's how we should approach it, one little step at a time. Before we know it, the job is done. Using common time management tools may seem obvious to some, but they are often overlooked by many - we're just too busy! Streamline repetitive tasks, creating a system or form for mail, communications, grocery lists, and other routine jobs. Rule of thumb: if it's done more than once a week, streamline it! We are surrounded by time-saving tools, so why not use them? Paper shredders, universal remote controls, rubber stamps, paper sorters, and a kitchen timer -- all of these inventions can save valuable time in our lives and free us to do more important things during our day. Time management and clutter control are not separate issues in our busy lives, but intertwine and overlap. Managing our time, honoring it, unclutters our minds and daily actions and diminishes much of the clutter around us. By reading this book, you'll learn how to manage both, and I think that's a wonderful time-saver!