You may remember that I previously reviewed From Clutter to Clarity last year, and that it even made my Year in Books list for 2010. I found it so helpful that I recommended it for my church’s new book club and we’re discussing it this coming Monday night so I read it one more time for good measure. It might be too late for you to order the book and read it between now and Monday night, but if you’re in the area and would like to come to the book club anyway we would love to have you! Email me for details.
From Clutter to Clarity: Simplifying Life from the Inside Out is a very helpful book because it expands the definition of clutter beyond what lurks in your cabinets to include clutter in your thoughts and on your calendar and in your heart. The book also digs more deeply to help the reader discern the root causes of physical and scheduling clutter – why do you have 50 tubes of toothpaste under your sink? Why do you have the two foot high stack of papers on your desk? What causes you to say yes to everything so you’re always running around without time to focus?
Any time you want to change a habit and have it really stick, you need to understand it well enough to be able to replace it with something better. I think this idea really comes through in From Clutter to Clarity and I’m looking forward to discussing it with the book club!
Speaking of which, I really am serious: you’re more than welcome to join us Monday night! If you can’t make it this time, our book for April will be What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage (link is to my review), another fantastic and thought-provoking book. Now you can’t say you don’t have time. 🙂
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