Discardia Let go of everything that doesn t make your life awesome With three key principles and numerous practical tips Discardia a new holiday helps you solve specific issues carve away the nonsense of phys

  • Title: Discardia
  • Author: Dinah Sanders
  • ISBN: 9780983998020
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Let go of everything that doesn t make your life awesome With three key principles and numerous practical tips, Discardia a new holiday helps you solve specific issues, carve away the nonsense of physical objects, habits, or emotional baggage, and uncover what brings you joy Dinah Sanders, productivity and happiness coach, draws on many years of experience to provide a fLet go of everything that doesn t make your life awesome With three key principles and numerous practical tips, Discardia a new holiday helps you solve specific issues, carve away the nonsense of physical objects, habits, or emotional baggage, and uncover what brings you joy Dinah Sanders, productivity and happiness coach, draws on many years of experience to provide a flexible, iterative method for cutting out distractions and focusing on fulfilling activities Join others around the world who use Discardia s inspirational but not sappy approach, and put your energy where it counts toward living the less stressful life of your dreams

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    1. I love this book! My husband teases me about all the self-help books I read. I'm not sure I'm going to need another after this one. Really.I'd recommend reading it bits at a time over the course of a year - keeping up with the discardia holidays that come four times a year. There are, however, immediate benefits. I put Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff in the bathroom last night and this evening my husband told me he'd gotten through two bags of his stuff, and thrown a lot away. These are bags th [...]

    2. I must honestly say that this is the best book I have received through First Reads so far. Even if you have read every de-clutter book out there and even if you think your home and life are clutter free, you can benefit from this book. Sure, you may read a bunch of stuff that you already knew, but you will also find random tidbits of info that you hadn't discovered elsewhere yet.I was a pack rat, my mom is a pack rat and my grandma was a pack rat. I graduated from that "lifestyle," or "illness," [...]

    3. Written by a smarty-pants friend of mine, this book is helpful, motivating, chummy, and wise. (I was proud to be one of the proofreaders/beta readers, before I got too sick to read for awhile there)Most Americans I know of could stand to read this book and put its concepts to work for themselves.I found it smarter, more helpful, and less bullshit-complicated than books like 'Getting Things Done.' Everybody needs this kind of help, not just hoarders and the organization-handicapped. I'm pretty da [...]

    4. First read October 2011. Reread January 2015. Not just another “throw out your crap” book.The main principles - I am either generally quoting from the book or at least paraphrasing - are:1. Decide and DoDecide what belongs in your life and what does not.2. Quality Over QuantityIt's not about denial; it's about being selective. Your time and attention are finite.3. Perpetual UpgradeFine-tune your life! Little actions add up to big changes. In every possible moment, lean toward experiencing th [...]

    5. The book brings the philosophy of David Allen, Merlin Mann to a general audience. Readers not familiar with inbox zero, getting things done and other methods of de-cluttering our lives will find this book a great introduction to the process of living without stuff and tasks weighing us down. It was light breezy and very easy to read. One of the better general "simplicity" books I've read.

    6. This was a neat read. Discardia is a holiday invented by the author which "helps you solve specific issues, carve away the nonsense of physical objects, habits, or emotional baggage, and uncover what brings you joy." Another look at simple living. Not just about physical hoarding/cluttering, but also how we can lighten our emotional/mental/time management load. She divides the year into quarters, focusing on a different aspect for each season. Some felt more relevant than others, but she had som [...]

    7. I'll start this by saying I don't generally read self help books/life instruction manuals, etc. There isn't usually much by ways of entertainment or relaxation to be found in them, and I tend to read for pleasure rather than under the guise of grand self improvement. But a manual for cutting out the junk/baggage in my life seemed interesting, as I've been steadily working on that for the last few years (Books don't count against me in my ideal minimalistic world. I should point out that they are [...]

    8. In 2002, Dinah Sanders created a new holiday she called Discardia. It rolls around four times a year, arriving with each equinox and solstice and running through their following new moons. "Unlike many holidays," she writes, "[Discardia] doesn’t involve obligations or expense or overblown expectations of specialness. Discardia is celebrated by letting go of what doesn’t add value to your life--whether physical object, habit, or emotional baggage—and replacing it with what makes your life t [...]

    9. Discardia is basically the intersection of two books I am extremely fond of - Simplify Your Life by Elaine St. James and Getting things Done by David Allen, written in extremely accessible, intelligent prose, and aimed at modern middle-class people with white-collar jobs. (Not that there's not a lot in it that would work for, say, stay-at-home moms, but it's worth acknowledging that there are some class and technical-skill assumptions here.)Sanders appears to hang out on the same parts of the in [...]

    10. I just couldn't get through this book. I think I expected it to be a short and somewhat prescriptive read, like, "On day 1 of Discardia we do this!" but it's not like that at all. It's quite long, and each chapter is a thoughtful reflection of some decluttering principle (including things like decluttering your friends, etc.). It's something that I generally enjoy, but I felt like the book lacked focus or theme, ad instead was just a very long series of essays that were loosely tied together. Wh [...]

    11. Maximise the stuff you love, what makes you happy and helps you move towards what you really really want! Minimize the stuff that doesn't. It's that simple! Yet so many of us could make ourselves so much happier, if we followed the advise (and practical ideas for getting started, keeping it up, and continuing to develop). Great read! I especially liked the distinction between projects and changing habits - and their different criteria for succes. Also the simple point, that "what we want" change [...]

    12. I don't actually recommend reading this book in its entirety, but it is definitely worth a skim or even some very focused reading of certain chapters. The title gave me the impression that the book is about getting rid of your excess junk, but the author strays far beyond that and offers advice about how to organize all aspects of your life. Some chapters held no salience for me, but I really appreciated the many different suggestions Sanders offered about how to cull your crap. And more than th [...]

    13. This book is a hodge podge of tips for downsizing and reducing material possessions and advice on myriad aspects of living. The topics change direction abruptly, like the ball in a pinball machine ricocheting off bumpers. The comcept behind the organization of this information totally eluded me. Although she uses the "Discardian" calendar to head various sections of the book, the content of those sections seems totally random. Still, I did jot down several quotes and tidbits for future reference [...]

    14. It took me forever to get through this booke I'd read a little bit, and then want to go DO something, not just sit longer! I already use many of the concepts presented here, but it was great to see that there are others out there who think like I do. An excellent book for working your way through the mess of our houses, work, and lives one step at a time. My favorite quote was right at the beginning. "Don't worry about finishing, just START!" I won this book in a giveawayw to figure out who to [...]

    15. I get a lot of books from the library, as I feel it is important to use the public service, be environmentally responsible, read a variety of topics, etc. (blah, blah, blah) This book was full of well-written, useful and entertaining information regarding methods for making our lives simpler and more enjoyable as a result of that simplification. In a bizarre twist of irony, I want to purchase this book now.Amendment (January 8, 2014): I have this out of the library again. Despite going on the Ch [...]

    16. This is a great book !! Really gives you lots of incentive for clearing out all the "junk" in your life, author gives you motivation and a timeline and organizes just how you should begin the process and continue it for the year. Made me want to begin all the techniques and great tips right away ! If anyone is looking for guidance and a jump start in organizing your life, this is the book for you !

    17. Received from the author as part of GoodReads give away. So far I like that the author is down to earth anf funny about all the gobs of stuff that overwhelms us. I am starting to put up decorations for the holidays and am using her advice to only use what I loveaand if it causes too much stress, forget about it! The holidays will still be nice without it. If that's all I get from this book, it will be well worth it for a relaxed and lovely Christmas.

    18. While many of the concepts in Discardia weren't new to me, the gentle and cohesive way that they were presented made them seem fresh. What's presented here is the ultimate "lifehack" - creating the life you want to have by optimizing the life that you do have. Discardia approaches this in a simple straightforward manner and I found myself implementing many of the ideas immediately with awesome results. This is definitely worth the read.

    19. I love reading these kinds of books (about living more, with less stuff, especially clutter of all kinds) for inspiration, especially at the beginning of a new year. They're really just filled with common sense things, but sometimes you just haven't thought of them yourself yet, or they give you a little reminder of things you can easily be doing to make your own world a little more pleasant. My favorite of these is "Its All Too Much" by Peter Walsh, but this is a close second.

    20. This book is the best I have read in a year or more! It really spoke to me. I drank the book in a bit at a time to fully absorb the contents. I have considered myself a minimalist for several years and have read many books on the subject. This particular book is the most inspiring one I have come across. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking more harmony in life.

    21. Such a great book that validates my existence! My only complaint is that the author does not address landfill issues or the main premises behind reduce, reuse and recycle to meet my inner torment in times of discarding items. I cannot just trash something without feeling guilty- this is for items that are too worn to be passed on (charity-wise) or that don't recycle. What then??

    22. I highly recommend this book. I now practice and observe the holidays of Discardia. The author is both an organizer and life coach and she does have good points about letting go of things. I was tempted to buy a copy of the book but I think I'll keep checking out a copy from the library when I need a refresher. It seemed to contradict the book to own a copy.

    23. What a great book! This goes in the same category as Getting Things Donee -- it will need re-reading every few months or so. There were a ton of great ideas in this book beyond basic stuff decluttering that I know I will revisit it. Absolutely brilliant.

    24. Really enjoyed this. Sanders has a great writing style - very "tell it like it is". Some good decluttering tips plus overall strategies for living a less cluttered life.

    25. The best way to read a book on de-cluttering is to get in in ebook form. That is what I did, this one is full of good advice.

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