by Mary Carlomagno
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (January 1, 2011)
Do you find yourself constantly multi-tasking? I know I'm guilty of it. You might be surprised to learn that a landmark study covered in the New York Times recently found Americans don't necessarily accomplish more by multi-tasking. As a matter of fact, they found we get less done because we don't give our full attention to the tasks at hand. Hmm... this multi-tasker may have finally found some reasoning behind my ever-growing pile of UFO's!
Live More,Want Less: 52 Ways to Find Order in Your Life just might hold some of the answers many of us have been searching for! Author Mary Carlomagno provides a solution to our distracted existence through this guide to living more simply and with more clarity by subtracting stuff and adding experiences.
Live More, Want Less is a user friendly, non-judgmental guide to simplifying life in an easy to achieve, week-at-a-time format. Get ready to toss the chaos and clutter out the window, and welcome in order and sereknity! Each weekly theme is presented in a fun way with a list of daily practices to follow. Topics covered include procrastination (tops on my personal list), possession obsession, weight loss, traveling, book collections (who else has a very overflowing bookshelf... or five?), eliminating "should" from your vocabulary and how to merge two people's stuff into one household.
Packaged in an easy to manage paperback, you can tuck a copy of Live More, Want Less into your bag and take it on the go - just don't read it while you're knitting or playing fetch with Fido. The format of the book is along the lines of the theme - it's easy on the eyes, the chapters are concise and the illustrations provide some prettiness to the pages without cluttering them up. I'm ready to learn how to live with less and find what truly counts this year - more living, more love and more meaning! How about you?
About the Author: Mary Carlomagno is the founder of Order, a company that specializes in clutter control, urban apartment solutions, office spaces and shopping addictions. Mary has been on Oprah, The Today Show and CBS News, and her articles have appeared in Woman's Day, Newsday, Real Simple and the New York Daily News. She is a columnist for Care.com and a regular contributor to Design NJ. Mary lives with her husband and children live in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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