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Being a person is hard, and The Lazy Genius Podcast is here to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't. From laundry to cooking chicken to making new friends, Kendra is here to welcome you into an easier way.

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    #238 - How to Get Stuff Done When You Don't Feel Like It

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 18:30

    The number of times I have to do stuff I don't want to do is a very high number, and it's part of life. I think it's important to name what we can be a genius about and what we can be lazy about, but there are things we have to do that we don't love doing. So how do we do that while still being Lazy Geniuses? That's what this episode is all about, and we're going to make it as linear as possible. Helpful Companion LinksRead all about the 13 principles in The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link).Episode #91 - The Lazy Genius Organizes PaperSign up for my monthly newsletter, the Latest Lazy Letter (the next one comes out Wednesday!)Download a transcript of this episode.Lazy Genius of the WeekAngela Kidde Taylor, who shared this tip in the Lazy Genius Facebook group:After a taco night, I dump all the bits and pieces of leftovers into a taco soup bag for the freezer. When I'm ready for soup, I empty the contents of the bag as a starter. It saves time and the leftovers aren't wasted. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bonus: The Lazy Genius Guide to Understanding Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 25:20

    We're doing something a little different around here today with a bonus episode! We might start playing around with some of these that are deeply specific in the future, or it might be just this one. But I have had enough of you ask me to explain football so I present to you The Lazy Genius Guide to Understanding Football.Helpful Companion LinksDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #237 - A Quick Word Before Thanksgiving

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 14:21

    It's easy to feel like this particular week is pretty condensed. It's hard, for me at least, to let Thanksgiving just be Thanksgiving. So I want to take a few minutes to center us this week before everything ramps up, whatever that looks like for you and your family.Helpful Companion LinksClaim your November preorder bonus for The Lazy Genius Kitchen herePractical past Thanksgiving episodes: #133 - 10 Helpful Thanksgiving Strategies, #130 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Hosting Anything, #131 - The Perfect Thanksgiving TurkeyMindset and gratitude episodes: #38 - The Lazy Genius Practices Thankfulness, #182 - Loving People You Disagree WithGrateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler BassDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #236 - 10 Things Saving My Life Right Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 26:04

    Lots of people on the Internet love to share what's saving their life, so do I, and so do you! Talking about some favorite things definitely has an ease that disagreeing with a partner doesn't. Plus, y'all really love these episodes, so here's one for the fall. I have ten things, some products, a hobby, a yogurt I can't get enough of… all kinds of things. Let's jump in.Stuff MentionedTell us how we're doing at The Lazy Genius Collective via the 2021 Lazy Genius Survey. Submissions close Wednesday, November 17.Baggy, art-teacher-looking cotton linen overallsKenra Clarifying ShampooMy IG post about actually being good at traveling despite saying I'm not good at itLaura Tremaine (Share Your Stuff, I'll Go First) and Andy Baxter (Penny and Sparrow)Stephen King's Different SeasonsElise Blaha Cripe on Instagram (@elisejoy)Owala water bottle (and here's where you can find the charming and fun Courtney Cleveland)Episode #145: How to Hire a HousecleanerThe Lazy Genius Kitchen releases March 22, 2022 (but you can preorder it and get bonuses now!)Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #235 - When You Disagree on What Matters

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 16:46

    This episode is dedicated to the hundreds of you who have asked me over the years how you handle disagreeing about what matters with someone you love. In this Lazy Genius way of living, we seek to support what matters most, and those things are different for everyone, right? So today, I'm going to share three simple questions to ask when you disagree on what matters.Helpful Companion LinksA previous episode that might be helpful: #40 The Lazy Genius Navigates Family TensionFind all 13 Lazy Genius principles in The Lazy Genius Way available wherever books are soldClaim your November preorder bonuses for The Lazy Genius Kitchen! Preorder the book, then let us know about it here.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #234 - 10 Rules for Holiday Gift Giving

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 21:28

    You might be done with your holiday shopping already or maybe you haven't started. Either way, these rules can still add some lightness and help to the next couple of months.Helpful Companion LinksLooking for gift inspiration? Check out Team LG's Holiday Gift Guide for 2021!The Lazy Sisters, my secret podcast with my sister Hannah on PatreonJoyful by Ingrid Fetell LeeThe best deals of the year are going on now at Boll & Branch! From November 1-11, use promo code LAZY at bollandbranch.com. Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #233 - Three Things to Continue Racial Peacemaking

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 20:57

    When it comes to this episode, I will not speak any of these words as some kind of social or racial justice expert. But I'm learning and want to keep learning, and based on the communication I've gotten from so many of you in recent months, you feel the same way. So today, I want to share with you three small things that have made a big difference in my own process that I'm asking you to do over the next few weeks.Helpful Companion LinksThe White-Savior Industrial Complex by Teju Cole for The AtlanticI'll share some of my favorite follows on Instagram this week @thelazygeniusDear White Peacemakers by Osheta Moore (follow her on Insta @oshetamoore)30 Days to Being Actively Anti-Racist on Social Media by Deidra Riggs (follow her on Insta @deidrariggs)Share your experience with me whenever you'd like by emailing hello@thelazygeniuscollective.com.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #232 - How to Hold Your Own In Conversations You Know Nothing About

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 25:47

    This is a special, unique little episode because I am not alone. My sister, Hannah, recorded this little bonus episode with me to give some fun and levity but also permission to be who you are in a room even when you don't know what everyone is talking about. Helpful Companion LinksGet a new episode of The Lazy Sisters every month on Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #231 - What I Learned During Covid Quarantine

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 26:49

    When the first positive test came back for Covid in my family, I started writing things down. Especially the big things I learned. Even if you're not in this situation, hearing what people learned from challenging situations is always helpful to me. You can find encouragement or comfort or ideas from someone else's experience, even if your experience is centered around something completely different. So even if you're not dealing with Covid, I hope you still find value in this episode.Helpful Companion LinksGrab The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) where I share the 13 Lazy Genius principles that help me in everyday life, including during quarantine.Download a simple Quarantine Tracker to keep up with symptoms, test results and more.Here's our Quarantine Kit, aka the items that got us through two weeks at home.Other shows mentioned in this episode: Pantsuit Politics and last week's episode #230: How to Be a PersonFun news alert: We have new gear! Check out the new Lazy Genius merch here.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #230 - How to Feel Like a Person with Aundi Kolber

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 45:48

    Today, I'm speaking with therapist and author Aundi Kolber. This conversation is a rich exploration of how to start small in finding a therapist, how to care for ourselves when we're disappointed (like when we think a pandemic is going to be over and it does the opposite), and how the brain works under stress.Helpful Companion LinksLearn more about Aundi's work on her website and follow her on Instagram @aundikolberGet her book Try Softer and grab the Try Softer Guided Journey (releases October 5th)If you want more resources from Aundi, check out her free companion video series for the Try Softer Guided Journey.To find a therapist, go to psychologytoday.com and use their filter system to name what matters most about your therapist or to emdria.org for therapists who specialize in EMDR. Aundi recommends choosing three therapists you're interested in and requesting a free 20-minute consultation to see if it's a good fit. Most therapists offer this. If finances are a hindrance, ask therapists if they have a sliding scale. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #229 - How to Magic Question the Rest of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 22:39

    There are only 95 days between today and December 31st, and those might be the fastest flying 95 days of the year in any year. Rather than find yourself in the middle of day 52 wondering how in the world you're going to make it, today I want to help you think through this fall and holiday season like a Lazy Genius.Helpful Companion LinksGrab your copy of The Holiday Docket for $10 this week only! Learn more about the Lazy Genius principles in my book The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #228 - 5 Ways to Organize Your Books

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 18:46

    We're talking about five different personalities of book organization, so hopefully, you'll see yourself in one of these. We all have different challenges when it comes to organizing our books, but there's really no one-size-fits-all approach. Having a lot of books doesn't make you a hoarder. Not having towers of bookshelves doesn't make you less of a reader. So let's Lazy Genius how to organize your books.Helpful Companion LinksLaura Vanderkam on making time to read and her appearance on What Should I Read Next (ep. 112)Older episodes about reading: ep. 23: The Lazy Genius Reads and ep. 152: Reading in Odd CircumstancesHow to Use Trello to Track Your ReadingDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #227 - How to Know What to Read Next with Anne Bogel

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 34:01

    You guys, we have Anne Bogel on the show today to help us be Lazy Geniuses about deciding what to read next! She hosts her own podcast aptly called What Should I Read Next? And I'm delighted she's here with us today to talk about planning our fall reading lists, how to get unstuck when we're just not into a book, and what her new reading journal is all about.Helpful Companion LinksAnne's podcast What Should I Read Next? I'm a guest on ep. 27 Books good enough to make you turn off the tv and ep. 245 Finding the right mix for your reading life.My Reading Life: A Book Journal by Anne Bogel (releases Sept. 21!)Other books by Anne: Reading People, I'd Rather Be Reading, and Don't Overthink It See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #226 - How Batching and Bags Can Get You Out the Door

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 20:26

    In the last episode in a quasi-series on getting out the door, we're going to use Courtney Cleveland's method of packing for vacation to help us get out the door with all the right stuff (and at the right time!). And the magic of Courtney's method is the combination of batching and bags. Let's jump in.Stuff MentionedCourtney Cleveland of All the Best Days is my travel guru. Here's a bonus episode I did with her last summer.The other episodes in this mini-series on getting out the door: ep.223 The Lazy Genius Gets Out the Door, ep.224 When Things Don't Go According to Plan, and ep.225 The Shoe Episode.My book The Lazy Genius Way contains 13 principles, one of which Courtney follows with her bag routine: Batch It.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #225 The Shoe Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 26:36

    We are going to plow through common challenges we all face with shoes and apply some Lazy Genius principles to help make those challenges easier. Obviously, we can't cover every possible shoe scenario, but I am hoping to cover some common ones to help cover our bases and also to give you some practice on applying principles so you can do it for yourself and your personal shoe challenges.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out all the details about The Kitchen Crew!Episode 223: The Lazy Genius Gets Out the DoorDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #224 - When Things Don't Go According to Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 17:51

    This episode was inspired by last week's episode The Lazy Genius Gets Out the Door. One of the reasons we all have trouble getting out the door is things not going according to plan. There are so many variables, so many things we can't control, that shift the whole plan.There are three steps to flexibility, and we're going to talk about them today. Helpful Companion LinksEpisode 223: The Lazy Genius Gets Out the DoorEpisode 87: The Lazy Genius Guide to FlexibilityDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #223 - The Lazy Genius Gets Out the Door

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 28:27

    A few weeks ago, I asked y'all on Instagram to share the challenges that make leaving your house so complicated. What makes it hard to get out the door? I have never had more responses to a question box on Instagram in my actual life. It was amazing. So let's Lazy Genius it.Stuff MentionedYou can officially preorder The Lazy Genius Kitchen! Order it now and get it on release day March 22, 2022.This episode was inspired by Lazy Geniuses on Instagram! Follow @thelazygenius and chime in.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #222 Taking Care of Yourself As the World Opens Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 24:52

    Today I want to talk about taking care of yourself as the world opens up. We'll lay some groundwork and then apply a couple of principles for you to consider over these next few weeks, especially as we move out of summer and into more of a steady routine. Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you'd like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Dietrich Bonhoeffer's quote in this episode is from his book Letters and Papers from PrisonMy favorite social platform on the interwebs is Instagram. You can follow me there @thelazygenius.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #221 - Get Your Back-to-School Life Together

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 20:48

    It is the first Monday in August, and August is a unique month. For people with kids or if you're an educator, it still feels like summer outside but you're transitioning into fall routines. There are a lot of things to do to prepare for the next season, and it can feel overwhelming to keep up with all of them. And even if you don't have kids, August is transitional. It just is. Today, let's put some specific words around the challenges of this season.Stuff MentionedCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you'd like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Episode 168: How to Go Back to SchoolEpisode 94: The Lazy Genius Guide to Freezer MealsDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #220 - Kendra Answers Your Burning Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 21:40

    We're talking about everything from what glasses I wear to how to Lazy Genius a marriage in this fun episode where I answer your burning questions (or the questions that pop up in DMs and my inbox on the reg).Stuff MentionedFAQ Instagram Reel from a few weeks ago (I'm @thelazygenius if you want to follow along!)Eyewear brands available at Oscar OglethorpeTry an Olive & June mani or pedi system and have your mind blown (use code LAZYGENIUS for 20% off your first system)Episode 191: Naming What Matters in 2021Episode 186: A Pep Talk for Not KnowingDownload a transcript of this episode See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #219 - A Midsummer Pep Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 16:34

    We're halfway through July, halfway through a crazy year that followed the craziest year of any in quite a while, and I think our bodies and minds might be feeling it. So let's just take a few short minutes for a quick pep talk.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you'd like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Pep talks from the past: For Being Stuck, For Not Knowing, a Goals Pep Talk.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #218 - Let's Talk About the Body, Part Two

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 21:41

    Last week was Let's Talk About the Body, Part One, and I highly encourage you to listen to it if you haven't already. I'm laying out ten principles to think about when it comes to your body and other people's bodies; five were last week. Five are this week.As a reminder, last week's principles were one, the body is amazing; two, there is no normal body; three, there isn't a hierarchy of bodies; four, bodies don't have to be healthy in order to count; and five, there are privileged bodies. Ready for the next five? Let's jump in.Helpful Companion LinksHere's a list of resources that informed my own research and knowledge of body neutrality.My episode on Your Body Is Not FlawedKate Kennedy from @bethereinfiveGet the Latest Lazy Letter in your inbox every monthThe Body by Bill BrysonDo Less by Kate NorthrupPeriod Power by Maisie HillThe Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee TaylorSarah of @thebirdspapaya is one of the most powerful voices I've encountered around thinking about our bodiesTry Softer by Aundi KoblerThe Wisdom of Your Body by Hillary McBrideDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #217 - Let's Talk About Your Body, Part One

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 21:41

    There's a lot I want to cover here, so much so that I had to break it up into two episodes. It was just too long. So next week, we'll obviously do part two of let's talk about your body.In total, I have ten principles to consider about the body - yours, other people's, how you engage with your body when you're alone, and how you pay attention to your body when you're with other people, hormones, privilege, and the complexity of body positivity. We'll start with the first five today.Helpful Companion LinksHere's a list of resources that informed my own research and knowledge of body neutrality.The Body by Bill BrysonThe Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee TaylorKate Kennedy of Be There in Five@whatkatefinds nail polish color wheelDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #216 - Navigating Siblings Who Fight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 28:43

    Today, I'm sharing ten things to help you navigate siblings who fight. To give you some context, I am not an expert. I'm only a mom. I am not a child psychologist or a parenting expert. I am in the thick of parenting with two boys who are 11 and 9 and a five year old daughter. It's not like I'm seasoned in this. What I'm sharing today is simply what has helped in my own experience that is also informed by what I've learned from parenting experts but mostly my own therapy.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you'd like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Episode 182: Loving People You Disagree With Episode 40: The Lazy Genius Navigates Family TensionLoving Your Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk The Soul of Discipline by Kim John PayneMy podcast I co-host with my sister Hannah on PatreonDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #215 - Hospitality on the Fly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 21:40

    Have you ever wished you were one of those people who could welcome anyone into your home for a meal or a hang without plans? Or maybe you've experienced one too many encounters where your brain forgot that your guests might need cups or need some sort of direction to really feel welcome in your space. Today, we're talking about hospitality on the fly because summer is peak season for spontaneous hospitality. And if it matters to you, I want you to feel like you can say an enthusiastic “Yes!” when a pool day turns into an unexpected pizza night or ice cream hang or whatever.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you'd like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Last week's episode on summer meals is a great framework to think about feeding people who may not be regulars at your tableHere's the episode LG of the Week Emily mentioned in her message about reading clubs! And you can grab a guide to start your own with The Lazy Genius Way here.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #214 - Your Guide to Summer Meals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 16:20

    The energy around cooking this summer is a bit of a situation. So we're going to talk about how you think about your meals, cook them, and eat them through the lens of how you might eat on vacation. If you're going on vacation and have to feed your people, this episode will obviously be very helpful to you.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you'd like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.The Summer Meal Formula, a list of summer meals that are easy-ish to make And here's the 21-meal dinner queue that I leaned on heavily last summerDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #213 - Create a Summer Reading Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 20:58

    Obviously, summer reading is a big thing for a lot of people, and if you're new around here, reading is one of my favorite things on the planet. Today though, I want to talk about something more specific. I want us to create a summer reading club. A reading club is a group of readers (and if you read the book, you are a reader, friend) talking about what they individually have been reading.Stuff MentionedMy first guest appearance on What Should I Read Next? and my latest appearance on it.How I track my reading using TrelloMy favorite books from the last decadeCheck out The Lazy Genius Facebook group if FB groups are your thingGrab the book club guide for The Lazy Genius WayGet a copy of The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) to get ahold of all the Lazy Genius principles mentioned in this episode.My favorite social platform on the interwebs is Instagram. You can follow me there @thelazygenius.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #212 - A Guide to Summer House Rules

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 24:28

    A House Rule is something that could keep that first domino from teetering and knocking over everything else. All of us have different kinds of summers, and all of us likely experience different modes and priorities, again, within the same summer. House Rules can really help give a little steadiness to that if you want it.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Here’s the crowdsourced post on Instagram if you’d like more ideas.Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #211 - How to Plan a Summer Day

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 17:12

    I want us to plan a summer day without turning into robots or without leaving literally everything to chance where we’re playing it cool on the outside because we’re cool and spontaneous and we go with the flow and on the inside we’re literally screaming in terror because going with the flow forever and always is just as stressful as planning every minute.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Check out a podcast flight on Time Management episodes on Spotify. Or listen to The Lazy Genius Plans a Day here.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #210 - How to Lazy Genius Kids’ Screen Time

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 14:53

    It’s here, you guys, it’s here! This is such a highly requested topic, and I think now that we’re about to go into summer, we could use some perspective on how to approach this ever-present topic. So I have three perspectives and then a few ideas for house rules when it comes to your kids and screen time.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Here’s the episode on chores for kids from a few years ago.Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #209 - How to Keep Your Surfaces Clear

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 18:36

    Clutter is a real thing. It feels like there’s never a clear spot to put anything down, and I think it’s safe to say that when surfaces are reasonably clear, your home feels cleaner and more welcoming even if it’s dirty. So today, I am going to share the ten principles of keeping your surfaces clear.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    BONUS: A New Way to Think About Money with Rachel Rodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 27:09

    The Lazy Genius Podcast is not an interview-style show, so when I invite a guest on, I make sure they are a Lazy Genius at what they do. I’m thrilled to introduce you to Rachel Rodgers, a former attorney and current founder and operator of Hello Seven, who’s here to talk to us about a new way to think about money.Helpful Companion LinksFind Rachel on Instagram and learn more about her book We Should All Be Millionaires here.Here’s an older episode about budgets See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #208 - Essentializing Your Phone Apps

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 22:02


    Today, I want to help you essentialize your phone apps. In this episode, we’re going to specifically apply the Lazy Genius principle of essentializing to your phone apps to that you can go from being overwhelmed or annoyed or distracted by your apps to having them serve you in a way that matters.Stuff MentionedFind all of the Lazy Genius principles in my book, The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link).If you’re looking for a resource about adult screentime, there’s an episode for that. Listen to it here.Essentialism by Greg McKeown (p.s. he has a new book out called Effortless!)Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Liz Wienke with her reminder to decide once and batch it.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    #207 - The 15 Moments That Shaped the Lazy Genius

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 33:53

    I get asked about the origin story of this business a lot, especially when I do our Ask Me Anything sessions on Sunday nights on Instagram. I get a lot of questions like “how did you get started, where did the name come from, what made you decide to make a podcast, did you have jobs before this,” so let’s talk about what shaped the Lazy Genius into what it is today!Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about my life and how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.This week only (April 25-May1), I’m opening the doors to Camp21 for the summer. Find out more details here.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Mary Chris Richard with her reminder to live in the season you’re in.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #206 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Buying Great Gifts

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 21:41

    It’s April, and we’re entering Teacher Appreciation Week soon. Then it’s Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and the end of school. And pandemic guidelines are loosening, people are planning weddings and baby showers. Then, of course, there are birthdays and holidays and all the regular things.We have many opportunities to buy gifts for people, and it can be overwhelming. So today we’re going to Lazy Genius gift-giving.Helpful Companion LinksListen to the original Lazy Genius episode on buying gifts here. Also, here’s a holiday-centric episode on being happy with the gifts you give.I get my kids’ teachers Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith as my Decide Once teacher gift.I use Trello for reading and for keeping up with many things in my life.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Brittany Jenkins with her self-care habit.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #205 - How to Lazy Genius a Wedding

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 22:50

    First things first, you do not have to be planning a wedding to find this episode relevant. This is one of our Lazy Genius Brain episodes where we practice applying Lazy Genius principles to a specific area, even if it isn’t personally applicable. Think of it as getting your reps in how to think like a Lazy Genius. And if you are planning a wedding, well you are in luck. It’s a win for everybody.Helpful Companion LinksFind all of the Lazy Genius principles in my book, The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link).Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Andrea Buck with her Decide Once gift wish list habit.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #204 - How to Rally on a Bad Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 18:10

    We all have bad days and for different reasons. There’s something about being inside a bad day that feels like there’s no way out. You kind of just have to wait until the next day and start over. But if your bad day is living its best (or worst) life by breakfast, maybe waiting until tomorrow’s fresh start is not the ideal solution. None of us want bad days, but all of us have them. So let's Lazy Genius how to rally a bad day. Helpful Companion LinksGet a copy of The Lazy Genius Way (or request it from your library!) to learn all about the LG principles.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Chelsea K. Stanley with her Decide Once Chickfila reward points system.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #203 - 10 Things Saving My Life Right Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 26:29

    I love sharing lists like this and also encouraging you to make and share your own. We are still in it after a very long year, and paying attention to the things that bring us joy, make things easier, make us more ourselves, those things deserve a spotlight. Stuff MentionedThe Ginger Smoothie recipe I shared on Instagram. I’m @thelazygenius, by the way.You can listen to the episode about my skincare routine here that’s a couple years old, or you can hop on the list to receive the Latest Lazy Letter and read about what I’m using now later this week.The Lazy Genius Asks For Help (spoiler alert: you don’t have to be in crisis to ask for help)The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk (affiliate link)Winter Sun, Calling Spring, and Breezy Instrumental (or just follow me on Spotify if you want)The Lazy Sisters Podcast on PatreonShare Your Stuff, I’ll Go First by Laura Tremaine (affiliate link)If you haven’t read it yet, pick up a copy of The Lazy Genius Way at your favorite bookseller or your local library.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Wendy Toops-Lauer with her Decide Once Pannukakku Sundays.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #202 - Revisiting Your Morning Routine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 19:28

    I want to revisit the concept of a morning routine, especially in light of still living kind of in a pandemic, and give you one question you can ask yourself - just one - as you think about how your current morning routine is serving you or not. I’ll also share my own current morning routine and its evolution over the last few years.Helpful Companion LinksThe Lazy Genius Morning Routine from 2018The Universal Path to Life-Giving Routine (the original blog post that offers the foundation for any routine)My conversation with Erin Moon about morning routines was the most downloaded episode of 2020. Listen to it here.Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.If you haven’t read it yet, pick up a copy of The Lazy Genius Way at your favorite bookseller or your local library.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Danielle Barham with her reminder to clear your counters before picking up your groceries.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #201 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Moving

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 26:25

    It’s finally here — an episode about moving! Good golly, I’ve been getting asked to Lazy Genius moving at least once a week for the last two years. But before you scroll away because you aren’t planning a move, I want to tell you that I apply every single Lazy Genius principle to moving in this episode so you can see how to LG your own thing in real-time.Stuff MentionedFind all of the Lazy Genius principles in my book, The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link).Follow along on Instagram @thelazygenius to provide feedback on this episode setup. Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #200 - The Lazy Genius Starter Kit: 20 Episodes That Will Immediately Change Your Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 23:00

    Two hundred episodes is a lot, and it’s likely you haven’t listened to every single one. Or maybe you have but it’s been a while and you need a brush-up. Whatever it is, I went through the entire archive and hand-picked the 20 episodes that will absolutely have the biggest broadest impact on your regular life.Helpful Companion LinksGet The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) and have all 13 principles on hand at a moment’s notice.Episode #17: The Lazy Genius Cleans the House and episode #60: The Lazy Genius Cleaning RoutineEpisode #19: The Lazy Genius Gets DressedEpisode #21: The Lazy Genius Does LaundryEpisode #32: The Lazy Genius Cleans the KitchenEpisode #34: The Lazy Genius Organizes a HomeEpisode #37: The Lazy Genius Budgets (Pro tip - check out Chelsea Brennan over at the Smart Money Mamas, too)Episode #40: The Lazy Genius Navigates Family TensionEpisode #48: The Lazy Genius and Time ManagementEpisode #51: The Lazy Genius Cleans the Bathroom (Pro tip - follow @gocleanco on Instagram)Episode #76 - The Lazy Genius Meal PlanEpisode #77: The Lazy Genius RestsEpisode #80: The Lazy Genius Daily Act of KindnessEpisode #91: The Lazy Genius Organizes PaperEpisode #119: Plan Your Opening CeremonyEpisode #124: The Lazy Genius Weekly PlanEpisode #142: Living Without Food RulesEpisode #143: Your Body Is Not FlawedEpisode #160: Wear Makeup Like a Lazy GeniusEpisode #196:

    #199 - 7 Ways to Get Out of a Dinner Rut

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 18:33

    Most of you live in the United States, many of you have kids, all of us are living in varying degrees of isolation still because of the pandemic, and all the things. Yet we still have to eat, we still keep making dinner. But it feels like it’s getting harder and harder, right? Let’s try and give a couple of solutions here. Helpful Companion LinksBri McKoy is a delight and a magician in the kitchen.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #198 - How to Lazy Genius Your To-Do List

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 14:58

    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 MentionedDon’t know your list-making personality? I got you. Listen to episode #173.Here’s an episode from last year on how a Lazy Genius plans a day.And here are some words on time management from the archives if you’re interested.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #197 - How to Navigate a Faith Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 50:15

    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 LinksIf you missed our conversation about Erin’s morning routine last summer, you can listen to it here.Learn more about Erin’s Lent Guide here. (And you can get 15% off using code LAZY) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #196 - How to Lazy Genius Adult Screen Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 30:20

    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 decide how to do your own screen time, and I’m going to share some Lazy Genius principles that you can apply to make your phone enhance your life the way that you want it to.Helpful Companion LinksOrder a copy of The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link)My IGTV on how to make time for what matters or you can find all the Lazy Genius Instagram things here @thelazygeniusDownload a transcript of this episode See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #195 - Creating Your Own Holiday When There’s Nothing To Look Forward To

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 16:06

    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. So rather than just waiting for July or a vaccine or for any kind of gathering or celebration to count only when things are back to normal, we’re going to be proactive.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #191: Naming What Matters in 2021Listen to BJ Novak on The Tim Ferris ShowI hang out on Instagram @thelazygenius more frequently than anywhere else on the Internet.Download a transcript of this episode See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #194 - From Selfies to Politics: How to Share Yourself Online with Laura Tremaine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 63:33

    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!Helpful Companion LinksFor Greensboro locals, check out Chez Genese’s new Family Dinner Subscriptions.Preorder Laura’s new book Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First., which comes out February 2nd.You can learn more about Laura’s book here or by visiting her website here. And you can find her on Instagram @laura.tremaine.And if you’re looking for another podcast to listen to after you finish this episode, I highly recommend her show 10 Things To Tell You. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #193 - What I Want To Do in My 40th Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 23:40

    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 MentionedCheck out episode 191 Naming What Matters in 2021 if you missed it.Preorder Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First by my friend Laura Tremaine.Renovation of the Heart by Dallas WillardThe doors to Camp21 open on Thursday, January 21st! Check it out here.Download a transcript of this episode. This post contains affiliate links, meaning if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting my small business. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #192 - What To Do Before Reorganizing Your Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 9:26

    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 MentionedPick up a copy of The Lazy Genius Way to learn all about Lazy Genius Principles and how they can help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t.Check out The Lazy Genius Store where you’ll find The Swap, The Clean Slate, The Meal Plan and The Holiday Docket.Download a transcript of this episode. This post contains affiliate links meaning if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission. Love you, mean it, bye. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #191 - Naming What Matters in 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 21:16

    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 to matter to each of us in 2021.Helpful Companion LinksEmily P. Freeman offers us many invitations to look back and see what matters to us. If you’re unfamiliar, you can listen to her podcast The Next Right Thing here, buy her book by the same name here, or order her brand new Guided Journal here.I talk about a lot of Lazy Genius principles in this episode, which are in my book. You can buy a copy of The Lazy Genius Way here.Download a transcript of this episode. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning if you click through and purchase something, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #190 - My Favorite Discoveries of 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 22:22

    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 MentionedJoin me over on Instagram (@thelazygenius) for more of my favorite discoveries.Two podcast episodes by others that offer a great perspective on reflection: The Next Right Thing: Walk At Your Own Pace and 10 Things To Tell You: 10 Questions for the End of the YearHear more about the Daily Delete from Miss Freddy in this recent Lazy Genius episode.Olive & June asked me to curate a collection for them, and I haven’t been okay since. (And here’s my review on Instagram)Hear me say words about skincare in The Lazy Genius Guide to Makeup and The Lazy Genius Skincare Routine. P.s. the brand I mention is Sunday Riley Good GenesThe ultimate lounge set: Vuori joggers and Richer Poorer robeTV Shows: Schitt’s Creek and What We Do in the ShadowsPOV Comedians on Instagram: @lukemillingtondrake, @hicaitlinreilly, @dmichaelburke, and @vinn_ayySoma Vanishing 360 Perfect Coverage braDownload a transcript of this episode. IqUpjo5DwDA1B19u2VEO See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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