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The Lazy Genius Podcast

Part systems expert, part permission giver, Kendra Adachi, The Lazy Genius, is here to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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#58: The Lazy Genius Morning Routine

When we start the day with the right energy, sometimes things go better than we expect. How we develop a morning routine? Maybe not quite what you expect. Have a listen, and create mornings that make you feel like yourself.Stuff Mentioned In This Episode:The Universal Path to Life-Giving Routine (a blog post that offers the foundation for any routine)The Lazy Genius Loses WeightThe Lazy Genius HomeHow to Set Goals Like a Normal Person (includes the download for the 30 Days of Small Steps)Download the transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

28mins

2 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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#21: The Lazy Genius Does Laundry

Stuff that's mentioned...When Laundry Eats You AliveHow to Iron Without An Iron (the comments are great here, too)If you want a detailed rundown of detergents, this post from The Sweethome has A LOT of great information.Interested in the Turkish towels I mentioned? I got ours from Bathstyle on Etsy over four years ago, and they're still the best.Follow me on Instagram! @thelazygenius Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

27mins

8 May 2017

Rank #2

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#114 - The Truth About Your Enneagram Number

A few months ago, I asked you to send me questions you have about the enneagram on Instagram. You guys went hard. So we’re going to talk about it in two parts over the course of the summer. Today’s episode covers the basics of knowing your type, how to figure out what type you are, and how the enneagram is a tool to becoming a truer version of yourself.Resources You May Find HelpfulThe Enneagram Institute is hands-down the best resource on the Internet about the enneagram. If you don’t know your type, start by reading the type descriptions on this website to begin ruling out what type you aren’t.This episode of The Liturgists podcast is a few years old, but you guys, it’s so good. The hosts talk to Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile, the authors of The Road Back to You.Speaking of The Road Back to You, that is the best place to get your feet wet if you want to start reading a book about it.If you’ve finished The Road Back to You, and you’re looking for more personal growth, I’d recommend The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heuertz. It is my personal favorite of the bunch.And if you’re wanting more of a textbook experience, check out The Complete Enneagram by Beatrice Chestnut.I’m taking a summer break for the next few weeks, so there won’t be an Instagram LIVE this Thursday. Don’t forget about our thriving community over on Facebook. I’ll be back with new episodes on July 22.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

31mins

24 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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#17: The Lazy Genius Cleans the House

1. Read this week's Lazy Genius post!One of my favorite things I've ever written: Who's Your Cleaning Spirit Animal?2. Check out the stuff mentioned!A Loving Home Doesn't Have to Be a Clean OneThe Simple Path to Beating FrustrationHow to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. WhiteThe Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie KondoFlyLady's website3. The Ten Principles of Keeping a Home freebie is undergoing a brand refresh, but it’ll be back soon. How about a download of the Lazy Genius principles instead? Grab it here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

35mins

10 Apr 2017

Rank #4

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#30: The Lazy Genius Bullet Journals

You've heard lots of talk, seen all the photos on Pinterest, but let's figure out how to Bullet Journal for regular people.Show Notes How to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate Guide7 Bonus Bullet Journal Lessons 21 Genius Ways to Track Your Mental Health (Buzzfeed)Have questions? Join me on Instagram this Thursday at 12:30pm ET! I'll be on live to answer any questions you have. See you then! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22mins

11 Sep 2017

Rank #5

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#60: The Lazy Genius Cleaning Routine

We've talked about how to clean bathrooms and kitchens, how to do laundry, how to spring clean, tidy, and clean our house without hating it. Is there really more to talk about? Actually, yes. In The Lazy Genius Cleaning Routine, we figure out how to create an actual routine, a rhythm for keeping your house relatively clean on a relatively regular basis.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

27mins

23 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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#97 - One Simple Step That Changes Meal Planning Forever

If you’ve been feeling like you’re not making anyone happy at dinner time (including yourself), this episode is for you! I’ve been talking about Brainless Crowdpleasers for a long time around here, but this week I’m breaking the concept down to set you up for success. I’m describing how to determine what counts as a brainless crowdpleaser and just how many people you should be able to feed with one. And I’ll teach you how to build up your list of Brainless Crowdpleasers and how you stock your kitchen based on your list.Helpful LinksThe Meal Plan is available until March 7th. Don’t sleep on this if you want to get your meal planning game in shape before Spring!Follow me on Instagram for Meal Plan Monday ideas, Thursday Instagram Lives, and crowd favorite series You’re Doing Great.Listen to The Lazy Genius Stocks the Kitchen to learn how to stock your kitchen efficiently and effectively.Some of my family’s Brainless Crowdpleasers: Change Your Life Chicken, Magic Instant Pot Curry Rice, and Make Your Own Hamburger Helper.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

18mins

25 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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#130 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Hosting Anything

It is the first week of November, and all of the holiday hosting is about to hit hard so I want to give you some tools to enjoy this time, not dread it. Helpful Companion LinksGet this month’s Latest Lazy Letter by joining the Lazy Genius VIP list here.I share ten Thanksgiving hosting tips along with three keys to hosting success in The Lazy Genius Hosts Thanksgiving.If you’re already bracing yourself for the grating conversations you’ll have with family members you can’t not invite to things, listen to The Lazy Genius Navigates Family Tension.Did your hears perk up at my description of my sister’s magical playlist making abilities? We share some of her beautiful playlists as an extra for our Lazy Sisters Podcast listeners.No matter what you’re hosting, creating an environment that matches your purpose is such a gift to the people entering your home. I say more words about that in The Lazy Genius Hosts a Holiday Party.The best podcast episodes though to go along with this are The Lazy Genius Feeds a Crowd and The Lazy Genius Guide to Flexibility.If you need a tutor for food math, check out How to Never Run Out of Food at Your Party. It’s a proven method. By me. The Lazy Genius. Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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#46: The Lazy Genius Loses Weight

Lose weight, y'all - the right kind of weight, the right way.Stuff Mentioned in the Episode:How to Set Goals Like a Normal PersonThe Lazy Genius Sets GoalsThe Lazy Genius Cleans the KitchenThe Psychology of Eating podcast Download the transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

17mins

8 Jan 2018

Rank #9

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#76 The Lazy Genius Meal Plan

We’ve been waiting for this one, haven’t we? We’re finally talking about meal planning! Getting dinner on the table happens most every day, and we’re still surprised it has to happen. Here are three simple steps (plus one exciting announcement) that will help you get dinnertime under control. Stuff Mentioned:The Lazy Genius Stocks the KitchenSalt Fat Acid Heat, this cookbook talks about the principles of creating delicious meals using, you guessed it, salt, fat, acid, and heatMad Hungry, another favorite cookbook which is about feeding families with a focus on the teenagers taking over the reins.The Lazy Genius Meal Plan NotebookDownload a transcript of this episodeNote: In this episode, I mentioned two levels of The Meal Plan. I decided to scrap that. We’re all VIPs, so there’s only one level! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

19mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #10

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#139 - How to Plan Your Time This Winter

Today, I’m giving you two simple questions to ask yourself as you move into 2020 so that you can see your time in a way that makes sense for the season you’re in and makes a difference in your everyday life.Helpful Companion LinksJanuary’s Latest Lazy Letter goes out on Wednesday, and I would love for it to land in your inbox if it doesn’t already. Join the Lazy Genius VIP mailing to get this once-a-month email chock full of book recommendations, podcast talk, and a little insight I don’t share anywhere else.Instagram LIVEs are back after a little holiday hiatus. Join me there @thelazygenius on Thursday around noon EST to chat about being intentional with our time this season.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

13mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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#32: The Lazy Genius Cleans the Kitchen

The kitchen is the center of many homes, and when it's a wreck, we're not above contemplating arson. In this episode, you'll learn the Lazy Genius order to cleaning the kitchen. Yes, there's an order. There's also a free printable of the order for your fridge so you won't forget it, no matter how many brain cells your children have taken.Enjoy the episode! And if you do, consider passing it along to a friend. The world needs more Lazy Geniuses. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

19mins

25 Sep 2017

Rank #12

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#34: The Lazy Genius Organizes a Home

In this episode, I'll share the five organizing personalities and how you could totally be organizing your home wrong. Ain't nobody got time for that. Let's be Lazy Geniuses about our homes!Stuff Mentioned in the Episode:Decluttering Is a Sham The Shocking Truth About Simplicity Quit Setting Stupid GoalsFor When Systems Can't Save YouThe Gilmore Girls Binge GuideTHIS WEEK ONLY, I'm releasing a mini-course on how to declutter for life. I want to help you clear a path through your stuff and create a home you love, a home you won't have to purge every year like you do now. It's only available until Sunday, October 15th, so please don't miss your chance! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22mins

9 Oct 2017

Rank #13

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#59: The Lazy Genius Evening Routine

A good evening routine sets the stage for the next morning. It's like a game of life dominoes; we just need to knock over the right one. Learn how to slowly build an evening routine that gradually decreases your productive energy and helps you connect with yourself and the people around you.Stuff Mentioned In This Episode:The Universal Guide to Life-Giving RoutineThe Lazy Genius Morning RoutinePlanetbox lunchboxes (my boys have this one)The Lazy Genius Cleans the KitchenSupport the show on PatreonDownload the transcript for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

26mins

9 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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#78 The Lazy Genius House Purge

Are you feeling it, too? Are you feeling the itch to get rid of everything and start over? Do you want to make your home feel like fall but have too much stuff in the way? In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to purge the house like a Lazy Genius, how to see our stuff with new eyes, and how to give ourselves a break when we can’t seem to create the space we want.Stuff MentionedDo you need reinforcement for how small steps matter? How to Set Goals like a Normal Person#66 The Lazy Genius Yard SaleI wrote a long post about what kitchen tools are essential. It may help you purge your kitchen.Emily P. Freeman’s The Next Right Thing podcastJohn O’Donohue’s book To Bless the Space Between UsNest Fest details and tickets for October 20th, and I’ll be a special guest at The Popcast Live Show that night, too.Download the transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

16mins

8 Oct 2018

Rank #15

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#11: The Lazy Genius Shops at Aldi

You should be shopping at Aldi, and if you already are, you could be shopping smarter! Kendra shares her favorite tips and items from the store that saves us all so much money.For after you listen: An Aldi Pinterest BoardBizarro Meal Prep That Changes the Game - my personal take on not wasting anything, especially with all that inexpensive Aldi produce Smoothie Booster Cubes - all of those extra greens get blended up with hippie seeds and powders and frozen into cubes for quick and healthy smoothie makingIf you like what you hear and don't want to miss another thing, join the mailing list! I promise to keep my visits to your inbox purposeful and super fun. Welcome to the Lazy Genius family!Follow Kendra on Instagram @thelazygenius Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

21mins

4 Mar 2017

Rank #16

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#50: The Lazy Genius Tidies the House

Tidying the house isn't cleaning the house; it's making it look clean. If you want some tips and perspective on the best tool in your Lazy Genius cleaning arsenal, this episode is for you.Mentioned in the episode:The Swap is available this month only! Learn to declutter for life with this short ebook that packs a big punch.The Lazy Genius Loses Weight (the most downloaded episode by a mile)The Lazy Genius Cleans the Kitchen if you're looking for clarity on the Fridge Zone and Dishes Zone situationA thorough, step-by-step guide to cleaning your house like a Lazy Genius!Download a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

24mins

5 Feb 2018

Rank #17

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#75 The Lazy Genius Stocks the Kitchen

We’ve all seen the lists online. Lists of all the foods you should have in your kitchen so that dinner is always close at hand. But if those lists worked, you’d make more dinner more often and be less stressed about it. That’s why we’re going to talk about how to make your own list that works for your family and your lifestyle because I’m guessing a jar of roasted red peppers and grasini don’t make the cut. Stuff Mentioned:The Lazy Genius Shops at CostcoA few of my crowdpleasers: Change Your Life Chicken, Homemade Hamburger Helper, Japanese Curry RiceGraze, my favorite niche cookbookThe Magic Question printableDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

20mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #18

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#91 - The Lazy Genius Organizes Paper

Have you ever noticed paper is like a magnet? The more you have laying around the more it attracts. In this week’s episode, I tackle the three biggest problems we have with paper and give you an inside look at how I lazy genius my paper situation at home. Helpful Companion LinksDownload my super helpful eBook The Swap all month long to help you make a clear path through your stuff. If you have questions about The Swap, feel free to DM me on Instagram or shoot me a quick email at kendra@thelazygeniuscollective.com.Here’s a similar basket option to the one that contains the kids’ art that lives near the art supplies.Join the conversation over at The Lazy Genius Collective Facebook group.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

19mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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#89 - Reset the House Instead of Burning It Down

Tomorrow marks the beginning of 2019, can you believe that?! In today’s episode, I talk about why it’s okay if you don’t have all of your goals and intentions for the year crystal clear by the time the ball drops tonight. And I offer three tips for resetting your home after the holidays in a (mostly) painless way. Stuff Mentioned: Listen to last January’s The Lazy Genius Sets Goals or read How to Set Goals Like a Normal Person if you feel like you need some concrete goal-setting encouragement. For you list makers out there, check out Emily P. Freeman’s “Make the Most Important List” on The Next Right Thing podcast. The Nester recommends taking out everything from a room other than main furniture every now and then to let the space speak its mind and tell you what it wants to be. You can read more about decorating in the right order in her book The Cozy Minimalist Home. Check out my ebook The Swap if you’re hoping to declutter and find a path through your stuff this year. Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

15mins

31 Dec 2018

Rank #20