Unf*ck Your Habitat

There’s a nugget of wisdom near the end that applies to anything needing self-motivation, which is a lot for us self-employed remote workers:

Make yourself work a little bit every day, if for no other reason than to stay in the habit of working.

As someone who easily drops out of work mode, sometimes entirely, and sometimes for certain projects, so this is something I will apply everywhere, not just to cleaning.


I started UFYH before reading Marie Kondo’s book, and despite having dramatically different opinions about a few things, (MK: “You must do everything at once!”, RH: “Doing a little bit is better than nothing at all!”), the core advice about the central problem of “I have too much stuff and it’s everywhere” is the same: get rid of as much as possible. While Marie Kondo goes deeper into a method of letting go of evaluating what you need to keep Rachel Hoffman very strongly suggests that the right answer to stuff everywhere is less stuff, not better storage, and spends more time on dealing with other people in the space and the cleaning part that becomes more possible and easier after purging.


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