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by Elaine St. James

  • ISBN: 1567316646
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Author: Elaine St. James
  • Subcategory: Happiness
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: MJF Books (2001)
  • Pages: 238 pages
  • FB2 size: 1503 kb
  • EPUB size: 1692 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 965
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Elaine St. James, former real estate businesswoman, is the author of the national bestsellers Simplify Your Life .

Elaine St. James, former real estate businesswoman, is the author of the national bestsellers Simplify Your Life and Inner Simplicity. She lives a quiet, simple life in Santa Barbara, California. What Elaine St. James' book offers is inspiration to think about your situation - I don't have a boat, but I took that as a metaphor to think twice before getting wrapped up in a hobby that was only a passing interest and wasting money and time (better to rent a boat from time to time : ) I still own this book and.

Simplify Your Life book. In this slim volume, St. James teaches you to painlessly simplify your existence. You’ll do this one room at a time, one relationship at a time

Simplify Your Life book. You’ll do this one room at a time, one relationship at a time. As well, she’ll give you a gold mine of tips and tricks to gather back lots of wasted space and, most importantly, wasted time that could be spent on other creative endeavors like writing that new romance. Библиографические данные. Simplify Your Life: 100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things That Really Matter.

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More than 1,000,000 copies in print! The more complex life becomes, the more people crave simplicity.

More than 1,000,000 copies in print The more complex life becomes, the more people crave simplicity. Whether it's in your work, relationships, health, finances, or leisure time, North America's simplicity expert Elaine St. James can help you learn to unwind and improve the quality of your life.

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Reviews about Simplify Your Life (7):
Beardana
The first time- when I read it about 15 years ago- I felt like it was time well-spent. I then gave it to my G'ma who I thought could really use it. If you skim over the parts that don't really apply to your own situation you'll find some gems of wisdom. Let's face it- if you buy this book you need some enlightenment and kick-start in the aspects of being organized and in not being a pack rat. It does contain some redundancy and extraneous info that borders on bragging (most of us don't have a boat or follow a day Planner to the 4-minute increments.) The main ideas can be translated to our own realities if we really apply ourselves to the task. The 8 sections are: Household, Lifestyle, Finances, Job, Health Personal Life, Special Issues for Women, Hard Core Simplicity. Each section has about 10 items which are about 2 pages long., so even someone with ADD can get a feeling of accomplishment.
Runeshaper
Elaine St. James wrote "Simplify Your Life" in 1994, and is really one of the "pioneers" of the current simplifying, minimizing, and downsizing movement (as I read through recent book reviews, newer authors are given this credit). This book, and the several that followed, gave me motivation and inspiration to start simplifying what I could at that time (working, furthering my education, daily cooking & home care, spouse, children & the many activities they were involved in at the time). What Elaine St. James' book offers is inspiration to think about your situation - I don't have a boat, but I took that as a metaphor to think twice before getting wrapped up in a hobby that was only a passing interest and wasting money and time (better to rent a boat from time to time : ) I still own this book and re-read one or more (short) chapters from time-to-time and can still gain insight helpful in my life.
Buge
This book is undoubtedly a classic and for good reason. Even though it was written in the 90s, so much of the information is still so relevant and useful. I do wish they would come out with an updated edition because not so many people these days have boats or day runners, but such simple, easy to implement suggestions. She has an elegant rule for getting rid of stuff you have a hard time letting go of - store these "maybe" things in a box, write the date a year from now, and on that day, if you cannot remember what you put in there, just get rid of it or donate it. You haven't needed it in a year and you don't even have to struggle with the things inside because you don't know what's in i! Another one of my favorite tips is to do a fruit fast once a week - one day of the week, eat nothing but fruits or fresh fruit juices. She divides the book into household, lifestyle, finances, your job, health, personal life, special issues for women, and hard core simplicity (where she even suggests selling your house and only renting!) I love reading this book every few months to help me declutter and be inspired to live more simply. If you are interested in this book, you might also be interested in checking out the following blogs: zenhabits, becoming minimalist and miss minimalist.
Kiaile
A godsend that has guided my life for over ten years. Great book to keep by the bed, dip into, and remember what's important. Idiosyncratic, but you can pick and choose from her clear ideas. She was like an early version of Mari Kondo's "The magic of tidying up," only St. James deals more with time and life, and less with clutter and things. I wonder what became of her.
Whitemaster
Elaine St James does not have children of her own, but she has co-written this book with Vera Coles-mother of three. Despite Coles' parent perspective, much of the writing seems out-of-touch with the daily lives of most parents. But much more frightening, the authors have not done their child development homework, and many of their suggestions could be harmful to children.
St James begins with a description of your typical harried day, which includes having to "rescue your two-year-old from the baby-sitter." Any mother whose typical day includes "rescuing" her two-year-old from child care needs more than to simplify her life. She needs to drop everything and find some better child care! But St James, with no experience in trying to find adequate and affordable child care, doesn't appreciate the magnitude of this problem, and is simply trying to be funny. (Also, most child-care professionals resent being called "babysitters," a term she uses throughout the book, because it does not reflect the care and education caregivers work hard to provide.)
On page 7, St. James attempts to deal with the universal problem of separating from your child. As she does repeatedly, St. James approaches this problem with only the parents' needs in mind. Her focus is on streamlining the adult's morning routine, without any mention of the child's needs. She suggests that you (mommy) let daddy take the child during the first few weeks because the child is probably more used to saying good-bye to daddy. The stereotypes in this statement annoyed me, but worse than annoying was her suggestion that you enlist "another adult" to take the child. Separation from parents is one of the most difficult problems children face in child care. It is a process that takes time, and one in which children need support from their most trusted adults. Making your child start a new care situation without you present is cruel.
St. James neglects to consider the child's point of view again a few pages later. At the end of a section discussing chores and having children help, she says, "As they get older and become more competent in the kitchen, you can leave the cleanup entirely to the kids and begin your own evening activities." I prefer a family in which everyone helps out, so that everyone can then enjoy activities together.
Later, St. James talks about using logical consequences to persuade children to do things like brush teeth. Logical consequences are an excellent way to guide children's behavior, when they are used appropriately and in the right circumstances. However, St. James suggests telling a child he won't get a bedtime story if he doesn't brush his teeth. Bedtime stories are extremely beneficial to young children. Taking them away is not a logical consequence of failing to brush teeth; it is simply piling one injury on top of another.
Most of St. James' suggestions worried me, so I welcomed the one that made me laugh. She suggests that you keep your pantry stocked with staples so that you can put meals together quickly without having to run to the store. But some of the staples she suggests-canned tomatoes, olives, olive oil, and spices-wouldn't go over well with my children! Again, she seems to be catering to adult tastes while ignoring those of the children.
Simplifying and striving for a less harried life are good goals that are likely to benefit both parents and children. If you are searching for advice on how to accomplish these goals, avoid Simplify Your Life with Kids, or you may end up doing more harm than good.
Ffel
Keep in mind that this book was published back in the early 1990's when uncluttering and downsizing was almost a brand new word! So obviously it is a bit outdated, but this book is still one of my favorites as I have made my way from a several downsizes to a Life of Total Minimalism! It was one of the books that was most valuable to me in my endeavors. I still have a copy and I find myself reading it again & again...especially when I think I need some 'thing' consumerism thinks I can't live without!!

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