6 Week Lazy Genius Book Study (Outline)


Welcome to The Minimal Mom Members book club for fall 2020!

Book: The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi
Begins: Monday, Oct. 5 – Nov. 15, 2020
For: Members of The Minimal Mom Membership Group
What: Over the course of 6 weeks, we’ll go through the book together and also have weekly decluttering challenges and games that correspond with what we’re covering.
Printable Weekly Guide: Here is a printable list of the chapters & challenges for each week!

We’ll hold you accountable throughout the study, cheer each other on, have prizes and celebrate the collective victories– it’s going to be awesome!

The Lazy Genius Way

About the book:
Being a Lazy Genius isn’t about doing more or doing less. It’s about doing what matters to you.

The chorus of “shoulds” is loud. You should enjoy the moment, dream big, have it all, get up before the sun, track your water consumption, go on date nights, and be the best. Or maybe you should ignore what people think, live on dry shampoo, be a negligent PTA mom, have a dirty house, and claim your hot mess like a badge of honor.

It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by the mixed messages of what it means to live well.

Kendra Adachi, the creator of the Lazy Genius movement, invites you to live well by your own definition and equips you to be a genius about what matters and lazy about what doesn’t. Everything from your morning routine to napping without guilt falls into place with Kendra’s thirteen Lazy Genius principles, including:

• Decide once
• Start small
• Ask the Magic Question
• Go in the right order
• Schedule rest

Discover a better way to approach your relationships, work, and piles of mail. Be who you are without the complication of everyone else’s “shoulds.” Do what matters, skip the rest, and be a person again.

6 Week Study Outline

WEEK 1 | Oct 5 – 11

Main Objective: Decide Once

There are too many to do lists, too many activities, too many bins filled with stuff, and our brain just. can’t. take it anymore. Let’s decide once and for all:
– what is MOST import
– and if these things in our house are helping us with that or not

Chapters:
Introduction
– How to Think Like a Lazy Genius
– Decide Once: Principle #1

Corresponding Podcasts:
#170  https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/anything
#102  https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/makeadecision
#147   https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/capsule?rq=Question

Corresponding Blog Post: https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/blog/hamburgerhelper

WEEK 2 | Oct 12 – 18

Main Objective: Ask the Magic Question

“What can I do now, to make ______ easier later?” Ask yourself things like, what can I do now to make dinner easier later? What about that big project coming up? What could I do now to make decluttering easier later?

Chapters:
Start Small: Principle #2
– Ask the Magic Question: Principle #3
– Live in the Season: Principle #4

Corresponding Podcasts: 
#124  https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/weeklyplan
#128  https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/fallfrenzy
#153  https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/timerevisited
#93  https://feedyourfamilytonight.com/episode-93-lazy-genius-dinner-with-kendra-adachi/

Corresponding Blog Posts: Monday Morning’s Magic Question https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/blog/36pphfyngr1q56wx6mj65gvoxlaxoe

WEEK 3 | Oct 19 – 25

Main Objective: A place for everything!

Chapters:
Build the Right Routines: Principle #5
– Set House Rules: Principle #6
-Everything in its Place: Principle #7

Corresponding Podcasts:
#172   https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/routines
#123   https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/afterschool
#163   https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/relax
#155   https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/livedincleaning
#156   https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/livedincleaning2

WEEK 4 | Oct 26 – Nov 1

Main Objective: Essentialize
What tasks in our life and items in our home can we batch? Picking out outfits for the week, cooking, laundry & putting like items with like are all ways that we can cut down on the different directions we have to go each week!

Chapters:
Let People In: Principle #8
– Batch it: Principle #9
– Essentialize: Principle #10

Corresponding Podcasts:
#144 https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/girlsnight
#75   https://thelazygenius.libsyn.com/75-the-lazy-genius-stocks-the-kitchen

Corresponding Blog Posts:
https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/blog/ricebeefbowls
https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/blog/foodprep

https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/essentialkitchen

WEEK 5 | Nov 2 – 8

Main Objective: Be kind to yourself.

This is huge! How often do we beat ourselves up? “How did we let our house get this way?” “I’m so lazy.” “I’m so unorganized” and on and on. It’s time we treat ourselves nicer!

Chapters:
Go in the right order: Principle #11
– Schedule Rest: Principle #12
– Be Kind to yourself: Principle #13

Corresponding Podcasts:
#76 https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/mealplan
#77  https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/rest
#157 https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/takecare
#43 https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/selfcare

Corresponding Blog Post:
https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/blog/sauce

WEEK 6 | Nov 9 – 15

Main Objective: How to live like a Lazy Genius

This chapter brings all of the principles of the book full circle!

Chapter: How to Live Like a Lazy Genius

Corresponding Podcasts:
#36  https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/ceremony
#177 https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/lazy/dayplan
 

We’re excited to go through this book with you!

Everything is better when we do it together! We’re excited to go through this journey with you and for the small, sustainable changes that will come from it!!

Visit our Minimal Mom Members group to join in the conversation!

Dawn 

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