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People have always had stuff to do, but let’s think about it. Our culture and lives have evolved to such a point where if we don’t write down what we have to do, we will in fact forget. Today, we will talk practically about how one can manage one’s to-do list, but I have a couple of bigger picture thoughts, too. Stuff Mentioned Don’t know your list…
 
It’s a heavy topic, I know, but I want to give some language and space around this thing that many people in the Christian faith are struggling with right now. And who better to help us with this than Erin Moon, the resident Bible scholar on The Bible Binge. Helpful Companion Links If you missed our conversation about Erin’s morning routine last su…
 
I love my iPhone. I love my apps. I love Instagram. I love it all! And because we love it, we’re on it a lot, and while that is not a universally bad thing, you might desire a better relationship with your smartphone. There are no universal rules or truths or any of it when it comes how you use your phone. You get to decide what matters. You get to…
 
February and March struggle to bring the thunder. I mean, it’s just the way it is. We’re past the lovely winter holiday gauntlet, we’re past the energy around fresh starts in January, we’re still weeks away from spring break if you get a spring break and for sure months away from summer vacation. So we need something to look forward to. For real. S…
 
This is a rare episode where I talk to another human, and I only have humans on who are actual Lazy Geniuses at what they do, and you guys? Laura Tremaine is 100% a Lazy Genius, maybe even just a genius, when it comes to sharing your stuff especially online. I adore Laura and the work she puts out into the world. I hope you enjoy our conversation! …
 
This is a year I want to pay attention to in ways I’ve never paid attention to a year before. So in today’s episode, I want to share some things I want to do in my 40th year, why that is, and maybe even give you a framework for seeing this next year with more intentional eyes, whether you’ll be turning forty or not. Stuff Mentioned Check out episod…
 
We all get that early January itch that carries into the dark winter of February where we just want our homes to feel good to be in. But we often start in the wrong place. I want to prevent that from happening to you today. Stuff Mentioned Pick up a copy of The Lazy Genius Way to learn all about Lazy Genius Principles and how they can help you be a…
 
The turning of the calendar doesn’t change everything, but it does change something. It changes our outlook, even the tiniest bit. We are no longer in one of the hardest years, if not the hardest year depending on your life experience, we’ve ever faced. So today I want us to start small in our own lives where we are and think through what is going …
 
I want to mark the end of this year here with you by sharing my favorite discoveries of 2020, and maybe it’ll make you want to remember the good things that you discovered and enjoyed and learned. So that’s what we’re going to do. Here are my favorite discoveries of 2020. Stuff Mentioned Join me over on Instagram (@thelazygenius) for more of my fav…
 
We’re almost there. We’ve almost made it through this impossible year. I would love to take just a couple of minutes to find our position in it, our position in our days right now. Helpful Companion Links Get a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Way Download the transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
This year may not be the year to host the entire neighborhood or maybe even anyone for a traditional cookie exchange; however, it could be a fun way to get everyone in your house involved in the kitchen and flex your creative muscles in showing other people that you care about them… through cookies. So we’re going to briefly cover what a cookie exc…
 
I love implementing opening and closing ceremonies into my year and especially into the fall and winter holiday season. As we all know, holidays in 2020 are not what we expected. So how can we rethink traditions and gatherings and opening ceremonies during such an upside-down time? This episode will hopefully offer some encouragement in that. Helpf…
 
There is so much we don’t know. So today on this Monday after Thanksgiving and this final day of November, I think we could all use a short little pep talk and a way to start small with all of this not knowing. Stuff Mentioned Here’s where you can find all of my Spotify playlists, including the nine holiday-themed ones I made last year Sign up to r…
 
I get asked a lot about photo storage all the time, and I haven’t talked about it at all because I’m not an expert. But lucky for you, I’m joined by someone who is an expert on today’s show! Casey von Stein aka Miss Freddy is a photo organization guru, and she’s here today to help us think about the holiday photos we’re taking this year, the areas …
 
It’s the middle of November, and some of you might have already gone through the process of decorating or you’re putting it off because it’s overwhelming or you always do the weekend after Thanksgiving which is coming up, but the point is it’s kind of time. And it can be very overwhelming. Today, I want to give you a lens through which to view your…
 
In this bonus episode, I talk with Tsh Oxenreider about her new book, Shadow and Light, that walks us through Advent in the most Lazy Genius way possible. It gives us permission to engage in the season of Advent without pressure or performance. Helpful Companion Links Get your copy of Shadow and Light by Tsh Oxenreider Visit Tsh’s website to get a …
 
Spices are pretty important in cooking obviously, so let’s demystify a few things — what they’re good for, what to have on hand, how to use them, and how to store them. And we’ll run through what could be your essential spice cabinet. Stuff Mentioned Here’s a guide to spices by cuisine that can help you as you determine what needs to be in your spi…
 
Tomorrow is Election Day. I can’t remember an election in my lifetime that was this contentious and would leave so many people devastated no matter the result. It’s just a lot. And you are a unicorn if you do not know and love someone who is voting differently than you are. We’re all really tender right now, and to top it all off in terms of timing…
 
Here’s what we’re going to go through today: what the Instant Pot is great for, what it’s not great for, how to start using one including my favorite tools and resources, and my own personal Instant Pot rhythm. Because here’s the thing: not everybody needs an Instant Pot, and everyone that does have one uses it differently, for different types of r…
 
We’re less than two weeks out from Halloween, and of course my kids are already asking what we’re going to do. It’s uncertain times, y’all, and it’s tough to know how to do this Halloween thing. Let’s do a quick check on what matters and some ideas for people staying in on Halloween and people going out. Helpful Companion Links A throwback blog pos…
 
This is a very unsexy topic but also a really important one because we all have to eat. I don’t think a single person listening has never tried at least one recipe. So while this is super personal which we’ll get to and that there is really not some magical system which we will also get to, I hope you leave this episode with one small step that hel…
 
I hear a lot of you say you wish you had a hobby but you’re unsure of where to start or how to start or you feel like they could be a waste of time. We want them, we need them, but a lot of us don’t have them or know how to get them. So that’s what we’re going to do today. Let’s get a hobby! Stuff Mentioned Both versions of my chocolate chip cookie…
 
I’m not going to give you my single day and tell you to copy it. I’m not even going to tell you what should be included in your day. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation. It rarely is. We’re going to quickly work through a lens you can use to plan your day, any day in any circumstance. Helpful Companion Links The IGTV video I mentioned in the e…
 
Why fall reading? Like, what’s special about fall reading? How do you choose what to read? When do you read? Basically, I love making fall reading this amazing quest. I want to capitalize on the particular vibe of fall reading and make it feel legit. So let’s do this. Helpful Companion Links If you’ve read and loved The Lazy Genius Way, consider le…
 
We’re about halfway into September, and even though temperatures and even seasons depending on your hemisphere are different right now, something about life shifts when we hit September. And whenever I hit a shift, the importance of my environment is more obvious. Creating a space that feels safe and cozy, whatever that looks like for you, is impor…
 
Now it’s not fall yet in weather or on the calendar, but it’s getting close. And while you might not think you’re the kind of person who would do a meal formula and very well could be right about that, I’d love to share with you how you might put one together to help your meals come together even more easily over these next few months. Helpful Comp…
 
Lists are a big part of our lives, especially in these uncertain times, but I think we sometimes think there’s only one way to make them. That’s not true! So today we’re going to talk about list-making personalities and how we can support what matters in our lives even more with how we approach our lists. Stuff Mentioned There’s still time to join …
 
A couple of days ago, I asked folks on Instagram what one word they would use to describe their current relationship with routines. There were very few positive words, words that would indicate that routines are working. Here’s what we’re going to do for the next few minutes. We need to examine our expectations of routine, reframe what routines act…
 
I know that top ten lists can be a bit rote, but honestly, there’s something super life-giving for me personally to hear what other people are finding joy in. It gives me ideas of course, but more than that, it reminds me to pay attention to my own life and be even more intentional about nurturing the things in my day that give me a lot of joy. So …
 
It’s our final bonus episode, you guys! Over the summer I’m talking to some Internet and IRL friends about Lazy Geniusing an aspect of our every day lives. Today, I’m talking to Erin Moon about morning routines! Helpful Companion Links You can find Erin Moon on Instagram and online here. The Lazy Genius Way is out now! Get your copy today from your…
 
I get messages all the time asking how a person can lazy genius their laundry pile or an awkward friendship encounter or online school or any number of things! The truth is that any challenge could use a Lazy Genius solution, and that’s why I wrote The Lazy Genius Way! Helpful Companion Links Preorder The Lazy Genius Way before midnight tonight (Mo…
 
On Saturday, you might have heard the audiobook version of the introduction of my book The Lazy Genius Way, and today’s episode is chapter one! I don’t want to make you wait around, so here it is! Chapter One of The Lazy Genius Way entitled “How to Think Like a Lazy Genius.” Stuff Mentioned Preorder either the print or audio version of The Lazy Gen…
 
Today’s episode is extra and very exciting. It’s the audio version of the introduction of my book The Lazy Genius Way! I’m so excited for you to get a sneak peek of the audiobook before it’s out in the world in all its glory. Helpful Companion Links My book, The Lazy Genius Way, is available for preorder! You can find all the details here. Don’t sl…
 
Transitioning from summer to school routine is a legitimate thing, but this year? Well, clearly we don’t have to say a lot about this year. So how do we go back to school when we don’t even know what that looks like? Helpful Companion Links Preorder The Lazy Genius Way and get the entire Lazy Genius Library for free just for preordering. Details he…
 
It’s another bonus episode, you guys! Over the summer I’m talking to some Internet and IRL friends about Lazy Geniusing an aspect of our every day lives. Today, I’m talking to Kristen Howerton and she’s helping us Lazy Genius being a mom, specifically being a mom of teenagers down the road. Stuff Mentioned You can find Kristen on Instagram here and…
 
Did y’all know I really dig playlists? Like so much. And I’ve been told, especially after my holiday playlists last year and my quarantine groove playlist this summer, that I’m really good at them. I will agree with you. This is not a space I choose to be overly humble. I learned from the best. Helpful Companion Links Playlists I’m proud of: nine c…
 
There is something so fun about getting a behind-the-scenes look at something like publishing. We all read books, but y’all the whole industry is something else. There’s so much happening, and it’s all really interesting! Well, some of it is. Today, I want to share with you five things I learned about launching a book that I didn’t know before. Stu…
 
Vacations definitely look different this summer than they usually do, but trips aren’t just vacations. You’ll go see grandma, you might travel a state or two over when the holidays come soon. Basically, we’ll have trips long after this pandemic is over, and I get a lot of questions about doing a packing episode, so here you go. Stuff Mentioned Have…
 
It’s another bonus episode, you guys! Over the summer I’m talking to some Internet and IRL friends about Lazy Geniusing an aspect of our every day lives. Today, I’m talking to Kate Strickler of Naptime Kitchen, and we’re Lazy Geniusing dinner without losing our minds. Kate is such a great resource for making regular life dinner, and she happily tak…
 
I’m not saying I fixed summer cooking because that would be stupid, but I think I found an approach that will be pretty awesome, especially if you’re three weeks into hot weather no school everyone home cooking and losing your mind a little. Stuff Mentioned Apply to be a member of The Lazy Genius Way Launch Team here! The application will close at …
 
Summer is a season of relaxation, of later bedtimes and loungy days, but we’ve also kind of already been in a weird season of pseudo-relaxation and later bedtimes and loungy days because of COVID-19. It’s safe to say that easing into summer rhythms is a little complicated right now. Helpful Companion Links I first mentioned Daily Sheets in How to L…
 
This is a very exciting and surreal episode for me to share because in case you didn’t know I wrote a book, and today is the first real day that I’m going to tell you about what is inside! On August 11th, you’ll get to read those words if you want, and in this episode I’ll actually share a couple of ways you can read those words sooner, but for now…
 
Surprise! We’re doing fun bonus episodes over the summer where I talk to others about Lazy Geniusing an aspect of our every day lives. Today, I’m talking to Courtney Cleveland of All the Best Days, and we’re Lazy Geniusing staycations and a little bit of day-tripping. This episode will legitimately give you the tools you need to travel like a Lazy …
 
This summer, you guys, is the summer I truly begin my education of being an anti-racist. I want to begin taking steps in how I see my summer stack and even in what I watch and listen to. I also want to do that with my kids. And I invite you to join me. Stuff Mentioned Books mentioned in this episode: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, The Enne…
 
I am no makeup expert by any stretch, but over 20+ years of wearing makeup, I’ve figured out one strategy that works for me, and I want to share it with you today. Helpful Companion Links If you want to be a genius about makeup, follow Jamie B. Golden on Instagram. Do it. Go. And while you’re there, I’d love for you to join in on the Lazy Genius fu…
 
It can feel like our closing ceremonies are shot because of how things are within the setting of a pandemic, and that’s a very real thing. I’ve said it several times in episodes about a variety of topics, but there’s a lot to grieve right now. But here’s an important thing to remember: the magic of a closing ceremony isn’t really about what you do …
 
Right now, we’re separated from each other in ways we never have been before, but there will be other times when we want to stay in touch with people we love when we’re far away from them, whether it’s across the country or six feet apart. So today, how do we stay in touch when we can’t actually touch? Helpful Companion Links Myquillyn Smith, aka T…
 
If you’re stressed about all that’s going on, you might be sleeping less, not eating the same things because of apocalyptic grocery shopping, maybe you’re not able to read or run or get drinks with girlfriends, all things that normally make you feel really good on hard days. So yeah. I feel like it’s a good time to talk about what it means to take …
 
Last week, I shared ten principles of lived-in cleaning, but today, we’re diving into the specifics. Laundry, tidying, bathrooms, dusting and all the things. Just how do we keep our homes clean when everyone is in it all of the time? Let’s jump in. Helpful Companion Links We talked about the 10 principles of lived-in cleaning last week, revisit tha…
 
A lot of us are still sheltering in place, and that brings a new set of challenges when it comes to cleaning. Because there are so many challenges, we’re going to make this a two-part miniseries. Today, I’m going to share 10 principles of lived-in cleaning. Then next week, we’ll get into some specifics like laundry, bathrooms, dust, and crumbs on t…
 
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