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Good morning. This is Laura. Welcome to the before breakfast podcast. Today's tip is to make yourself a Haven some spot of your home where you feel, and you're not constantly feeling like you should be doing something else.

Back before 2020 ended conferences for the foreseeable future. I gave a lot of time management speeches and one of my biggest laugh lines came when I talked about saving time by lowering your housekeeping standards. I risked that people would tell me that they couldn't relax their home was a mess. Okay. I said clean one room. Shut the door and sitting there I said it as a joke, but I think there is real Merit to this idea. Lots of people find it hard to relax when they see undone work whether that's your laptop sitting there or a pile of dishes or something that is clearly in the wrong place. The instinct is to go deal with the problem so that then you can fully relax, but you can see how this plays out. It takes a long time to clean a whole house or put everything away and then it might come out again raising the very real possibility that you will never relax and that doesn't sound good.

So if you know, this is a problem for you, you might choose one room that is relatively easy to put an order and then consciously treat this as your closed-door Haven keep it pretty minimalist. There's less stuff that way to put away if you have kids maybe a master bedroom could be good for this don't make it a magnet for kid toys shoved them out as soon as they wind up in their fold laundry elsewhere. Usually it's possible to keep the Clutter under control when you need a respite shut the door and sitting there.

If that doesn't work, if you happen to have a house, that's big enough to have a formal living room. Sometimes he's get less fuse and hence attract pure active project that then look undone. So that room to become your Haven an enclosed porch could serve this function as long as you store the outdoor gear and projects somewhere else and a pen Chief in a small apartment could offer some spot where you can't see the car or the work turn a chair to a window and make the space in front of it minimal and relatively clear maybe put some fresh flowers there as long as that's not going to make you feel like you need to change the water or trim the stems. So it may be a houseplant that doesn't need much care or a fake plant.

We can waste all kinds of time puttering around the house picking up things here and there without any purpose except a vague pursuit of order. I suggest people stop doing that. But I know that's harder for some folks than others. And if that sounds like you creating a little Haven can be a real strategy for putting some actual rest into your life and that is well worth doing.

In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time.

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