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In April, I decided to live by the book. I selected a book and tried to live according to the book. The book of the month April was ‘Destination Simple’ – everyday rituals for a slower life‘ by Brooke McAlary. I devoured the book in a day. It is a lovely read . Brooke has a way with words where the information is so understandable and relatable. As well, there are exercises in the book which put your money where your mouth is.
I am usually someone who reads a book and says ‘ yeah, I get that’ and not do the exercises. With this book, I loved doing the exercises because they were so easy to start. And by doing the exercises I learned so much more.
Next to what I posted on gratitude and braindumping, I also learned about single tasking, unplugging, three thing to do list, creating rhythms and tilting. For me, especially creating a rhythm has helped me start up my day and end my day in a slower pace.
So to summarize, April has led me to living with a slower mindset. By creating certain habits, I was able to create rhythms (not routines), so that I have more rest in my head. And I got more done due to having a daily three things to do list.
Since it is spring, and springcleaning is something I never do. I decided that in May I am going to live by the book: ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing’.