Gretchen Rubin | Foundation Habits

Gretchen Rubin | Foundation Habits

In Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin's book on how to foster good habits, she writes about the power of what she calls Foundation habits. These are good habits that cultivate other good habits. "Self-command breeds self-command, and change fosters change," she writes. Basically these Foundation habits give more bang for your buck. They are: sleep, move, eat and drink right, and unclutter. 

I find it interesting that two out of the four, sleep and unclutter, have to do directly with the home (one could make an argument about eat and drink right as well). To me, this is evidence of the effect our homes have on our lives as a whole. If you find yourself frustrated in life, cleaning our your junk drawer and getting a good night sleep might be just what you need. 

Clear your desk to clear your mind. 

Clear your desk to clear your mind. 

The power of a good night's sleep cannot be overestimated.

The power of a good night's sleep cannot be overestimated.

Always leave room for more.

Always leave room for more.

Some Place Like Home | IV

Some Place Like Home | IV

Feng Shui | Yin and Yang

Feng Shui | Yin and Yang