Archive for the Simplification Category
Posted on May 22, 2013 by LJ Earnest
One of the things that has happened in the past few years is that magazines have crept back into my life. At one point I had cancelled all subscriptions except one. Yet when I looked around last weekend, I found seven different magazines in my to-read pile.
I can’t keep up with this many magazines, which is why I have a to-read pile.
Clearly this has gotten out of hand. I need to add print media to my media diet.
Posted on May 15, 2013 by LJ Earnest
They’re all over the place on the web: give us your email address, and we’ll send you a great free something and a newsletter. I know this, and I do it myself.
It also happens in paper: give a charitable organization some money, and suddenly you are getting a paper newsletter or magazine.
But what happens when you realize that you are inundated?
Posted on May 8, 2013 by LJ Earnest
As I recently wrote, I have been working to pare down how much information I have coming into my life. I was taking in so much and it was becoming less and less valuable as I struggled to keep up with everything coming at me.
So I have gone on a media diet. I have been paring online information intake. Today’s article will show you how I got my online sources purged and to a reasonable level.
Posted on May 1, 2013 by LJ Earnest
I have so much information thrown at me every day, yet I feel like I learn little.
I had gone on a media fast a few years ago, but honestly, things have crept back up there. I started to check the news frequently, parse dozens of blogs and websites, read all sorts of magazines, just because I was afraid I would miss something.
I was deep in information overload.
Posted on April 24, 2013 by LJ Earnest
The makers of Sonic PDF Creator for iOS contacted me and asked me to do a review of their product. Since I had been struggling with getting attachments in email in native Microsoft Office format and the difficulty of reading them on the go, I was intrigued by a program for my phone that would allow me to create these attachments into PDFs on the fly.
In theory, the software works easily. You select the attachment in your email, open it in Sonic PDF, and away you go.
In reality, the software wasn’t that easily used.
Posted on April 10, 2013 by LJ Earnest
I love the idea of having seasonal decorations.
Did you catch that? The “idea”. The execution, not so much.
So I have simplified this greatly. Here are my simplifications for holiday decorations
Posted on April 3, 2013 by LJ Earnest
There is a site I read frequently called Rowdy Kittens. It’s a blog about living in a tiny house, and the various effects of simplicity and a slower life.
I love this blog, and I strive to emulate things I see there. Why?
Posted on March 27, 2013 by LJ Earnest
Reader Rachel asked for a picture of the charging station I mentioned in a recent article. Here is my simple IKEA charging station, with explanations of how I made it.