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More than perfectionism, I fight what’s-the-point-ism. I have had to come up with ways to help myself understand the point of doing less than a perfect job, and motivate myself to do what I can.
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First of all thank you for all you do, I have a long way to go but your YouTube videos and podcasts really help motivate me and help me explain things to my husband that make it easier for me to get him on board as well.
However since I’m a newer podcast listener, I’ve started at the beginning and working my way up… I was in the 60s when I noticed you do two website updates recently. The first wasn’t too bad, but the second causes only a few if your podcast to list and then you have to keep clicking MORE multiple times. And hope you don’t accidentally click on another podcast because hitting the back button starts you at the beginning again.
The ALL PODCASTS option is no help since it lists the description and takes even longer to find the last podcast.
Could you maybe add another option like LIST VIEW OF ALL PODCASTS .
I find myself unable to go back and just give up on listening at this point which is unfortunate because you were my go to and only podcast beside Spotify. I tried listening to you on Spotify but I only see more recent episodes.
I loved the older version of the website several weeks ago because even though sometimes it took awhile for the page to load when scrolling down, it was MUCH EASIER to go back and locate where I left off. Hopefully next update will give some kind of option for this.
I don’t want to complain but I’m sure other new listeners are having the same issue
Dana White says
I think this has been fixed, now. Can you let us know if you’re still having issues?
Dana, first of all…thank you for what you do!!! Listening to your podcasts has changed how I view the stuff in my home, and decluttering has finally helped me feel like I can manage my “chores” and make our house feel like my home after almost 10 years of living here! (It’s the house that my partner built & lived in with his ex before we met…oh the drama that has ensued over the years… but no need to get into that here)
I’m commenting specifically on this episode because I have felt “what’s the point-ism” with decluttering because of my family members’ slob vision and interest in both keeping what feels like everything/acquiring more stuff! Sometimes I am discouraged…but this helped remind me again that there is a point in getting to simply just “less” and “better.” Thanks again!
I am happy you did this podcast on unpacking
I totally get it as we moved to a new home in November
My tip is to try and do similar tasks on the same day …. Keep the picture near wall that you want to hang and on a scheduled day … do all tasks that require tape measures / hammers / nails .
I found that hanging 4 pieces of art took similar time as hanging 1 piece of art . It’s the same as scrubbing all toilets in house one after each other vs only focusing on all the details of one washroom
Thank you for this podcast. I have a number of framed pictures leaning against walls in my bedroom waiting to be hung in the perfect place……. Still TBD. They’re too big for command strips so I have to commit with a hook in the wall. I’ve decided I’m going to get them hung this weekend thanks to you. They don’t need to be in their forever spot….just up on the wall to be enjoyed.
This resonated with me so much! I’ve been stuck in the rut on “what’s the point-ism” for over a month. I’m kinda relieved I’m not the only one. But I also don’t want anyone else to be stuck here, too. Thanks for being so honest. It helps.
Thanks! It works great now!!
Emily Barry says
I love your philosophical approach to mundane things. It’s exactly how my brain works. I didn’t realize how much I needed talk therapy about cleaning but you’ve given me that and I’m already seeing so much improvement in my home and my attitude towards housework. If I could sum up what I’ve learned I’d say I needed some humility to accept the importance of the smallest most of mundane tasks- and only once you do it do you realize it’s smallness did not equal not important
Thanks for your help!