Many of us are looking for something to do while we are stuck at home (not me, mind you; I’m plenty busy with Netflix and walks back and forth to our snack cabinet).
But if you’re the ambitious type, then this week’s Pinkcast may be right up your alley.
In this two-minute clip, Dan Pink describes a very simple, straightforward approach on how to clean out your overcrowded bookshelves. The method is based on what he learned from reading Joy at Work by tidying expert and bestselling author, Marie Kondo, and organizational psychologist, Scott Sonenshein.
Here are the steps:
- take everything off your bookshelves
- collect all the books in one place, and then go through each book, one by one
- with each book, ask yourself the classic Marie Kondo question, ‘Does this book spark joy?’
- Dan points out that if that question is a little too “woo-woo” for you, you can ask questions such as, ‘When did you get the book? Did you even read it? Would you recommend it to someone else? If you saw it in a bookstore today, would you still buy it?’
- If the answer to the question is yes, keep it.
- If the answer is no, here are some options for getting rid of books: public libraries, schools, or your neighborhood Little Free Library
This is a tidying up project I actually think I can handle…
Here is the Pinkcast:
P.S. If any of you, like Dan, are getting rid of any Dan Pink books, I’ll gladly take them off your hands…
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