Let’s take a different approach to this

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  1. Studying on the weekends. (time privilege)
  2. Taking a second or part-time job. (time+energy privilege)
  3. Upskilling with vocational training on the weekends. (time+money+energy)
  4. Sacrificing leisure time on weekdays to study after work. (time+energy)
  5. Delegating childcare to a relative or creche so you can work/study or practice a hobby on the weekends. (money/social privilege)
  6. Hiring a house help. (money privilege)

“One solution is to put systems in place at home that will tame the mess- an infrastructure for keeping track of things, sorting them, placing them in locations where they will be found and not lost.”

“The task of organizations systems is to provide maximum information with the least cognitive effort.”

“Setting up an auto-pay on all my bills from my credit card, and then setting up the credit card bill to auto-debit from my bank account, has basically meant that I never have to bother about bills and due dates ever. I might not have saved more than a couple of hours a month, but the mental labour saved is priceless.”

  1. Follow the rule of designated place.
  2. Duplication as a way of organization. This can be done by purchasing duplicates of things you frequently use and placing them in different locations. This saves you a lot of time rummaging the entire house for it. Follow the rule of designated place for each item.
  3. Avoid the hassle of constantly searching for your reading glasses by getting a neck cord or tether. When it is not on your person, it must again follow the rule of designated place.
  4. Create useful categories at home with broad names. Rather than going down to a micro level, Levitin suggests storing things under broad categories, and categorization should be limited to 4 types of things at most.
  5. Whether for the kitchen or for the wardrobe, rarely used items must be kept in a separate spare closet/drawer so that you can organize your daily use items more efficiently.
  6. Lastly, all the categories should correspond with your life stage, and must be meaningful to you. Don’t blindly copy the categories from an industrial setup.

“Imagine if your world — your home, your office, your gym, all of it — was crafted in a way that made the good behaviors easier and the bad behaviors harder. How often would you make healthy and productive choices if they were simply your default response to your environment? And how much easier would that be than trying to motivate yourself all of the time?”




I am an avid trekker, content writer, photographer and sports enthusiast. I write about trekking, society, overpopulation, lifestyle and veganism in general.

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