Friday, 6 January 2012

One Bite at a Time: how to simplify & organize your everyday

I was browsing through Pinterest the other day and stumbled upon a healthy living site that recommended an e-book called One Bite At A Time.  It touted the book as a great resource for simplifying and organising your life and at only $4.00 (after entering the HAPPYNEWYEAR promo code), I thought it might be a good way to get started on my New Year's Goal.

This may have been one the best $4.00 I've ever spent.  I've read the first 25 pages and I love the way the book is laid out as a series of projects (52 in total) as well as its straightforward advice.  It feels like it was written just for me because it addresses so many areas that I want to improve and the format is perfect for my task-based personality (it has checklists!).
I was sold after reading the first project titled "Eat Your Frog" based on the Mark Twain quote "Eat a live frog every morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day" - it's based on the idea that each of us has a task on our daily to-do list that you really don't want to do, our frog.  If we tackle the frog first then the rest of the tasks are easier to complete and seem like less of a chore.  I had an AHA! moment reading it because I'd never thought of my daily list like that.  I don't know why, because it seems so obvious but nonetheless it's advice I want to take.

I guess that's the crux of what I like about what I've read so far.  It's advice I want to take and projects I want to do.  I also really appreciate that in the prologue the author is very upfront about the fact that 50% of the content of the book can be found on her blog.  But it's much nicer to have it compiled and perfectly laid out in the book for my purposes!  If you're interested in your own copy you can get it here and don't forget the HAPPYNEWYEAR promo code.

Have a great weekend!

- Jacs


  1. Such a good idea to eat the frog first! I think mom has been telling me that for years, but it's different coming from an expert ;)

    Btw, I came across this post and thought of you and your little ones:

  2. Thank you! Love the cake :) and perfect timing because I'm starting to think about Avery's birthday even though it's five months away!

    I would highly recommend the e-book if you like the Frog first idea. It's packed full of great ideas.