Sharing my learnings from the book, The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi
The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi
No more cobbling together life hacks and productivity strategies from dozens of authors and still feeling tired.
Instead, use thirteen Lazy Genius principles to create your own system based on what matters to you. You don’t need a new list of things to do; you need a new way to see.
It’s time for a book that has both system and soul, and The Lazy Genius Way is it.
- we can put our energy & passion into the parts of our lives that really matter to us and stop trying to live up to what everyone else expects of us
- being a perfectionist is exhausting & lonely. We have to find a middle way which is called being a lazy genius. Instead of racing around trying to get everything right, we should start tuning in to what really matters to us
- all of us go through being impatient because we couldn’t learn something fast enough. We end up creating unreasonable expectations for ourselves that we can’t possibly meet.
- Real transformation happens in small steps. As a lazy genius, we can value progress for its own sake. Some improvement is better than none. Also, it’s better to do things badly than abandon it completely.
- real change doesn’t look dramatic but the results are dramatic. By taking small steps, we are transforming our lives in a sustainable way
- making fixed decisions can bring calm & focus as we don’t clutter our brain with unnecessary choices.
- ask yourself the magic question: “what can I do now to make life easier later?”. This can defuse stressful situation as we did a little planning
- introduce a few simple & practical house rules that allow for a good atmosphere in the house & support the humans who live in it. We should also make thoughtful decisions about what we want to keep in our space, this will then make our home feel more functional & inviting.
- in order to discover what’s important to us, we need to create time for some rest and self-care.
- we can’t escape difficult situations, but we can change how we respond to them. Accepting where we are will allow us to take action easily.
- we need to show ourselves kindness just like how we would show a good friend we care about. By accepting ourselves, we’ll be able to create space to let other people into our lives