The Lazy Genius Podcast

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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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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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English


Episodes

#299 - What’s Saving My Life

1/30/2023
We do these episodes about once a quarter for two reasons. One, it’s a wonderful practice that I want to remind you of as often as possible. And two, because our seasons of life change, so do the things that save them. It’s really important to me that we pay attention to seasonal practices so that we get off that train of a linear life that goes from start to finish. That’s not how life works, so let’s remember what is working for us, bringing us joy, and saving our lives right...

Duration:00:26:30

#298 - How to Keep Up with Household Habits

1/23/2023
It’s easy to feel behind in our homes, like everything is at best a sneeze from falling apart. So today, we’re going to talk about how to choose the household habits that matter to you and how you might keep up with actually doing them. Helpful Companion Links #297 - 5 Steps for More Ease at Work#296 - How to Lazy Genius Your HabitsSeasonal Home Maintenance Checklist from Better Homes & GardensHow to Still Have a WeekendHow to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like ItSign up for the...

Duration:00:21:16

Bonus: The Lazy Sisters Answer Your Questions

1/19/2023
Kendra is joined by her little sister Hannah to answer your questions, many of which are about how to foster connected relationships between siblings. The sisters also talk about their current favorite things, including a Kindle accessory that could revolutionize the world. Helpful Companion Links Billy Summers The Graveyard BookSolace HouseHannah’s Stanley CupKindle HolderKindle RemoteTiny Target Lamp The links above are affiliate links, meaning if you click through and make a purchase,...

Duration:00:38:53

#297 - 5 Steps for More Ease at Work

1/16/2023
I believe that people can feel more at ease at work no matter what work it is you do. In part one, we’re going to walk through how to do that, and in part two, we’ll apply those principles to a real life example to show you how the steps can work. So let’s jump in! Helpful Companion Links How to Lazy Genius Your HabitsThe Lazy Genius Plans a DaySign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.The Lazy Genius KitchenThe Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See...

Duration:00:41:49

#296 - How to Lazy Genius Your Habits

1/9/2023
It is January, and we have that fresh start energy, right? Today, we won’t deep dive on habits because this is a podcast episode, but maybe you don’t need a deep dive. You just need a reminder or two as you move into the new year. Let’s gain some perspective on habits as we begin or end them. Helpful Companion Links How to Start Fresh Without Starting OverAtomic HabitsHow I Read 120 Books This Year (2022)The Lazy Genius Way The Lazy Genius Kitchen Download a transcript of this...

Duration:00:32:39

#295 - How to Start Fresh Without Starting Over

1/2/2023
It’s January, it’s the beginning of a new year, and our options used to be either lazy or genius. We’ve been trying to be geniuses about the start of a new year for too long, but the alternative is not ignoring it or dismissing it or saying that the new year doesn’t matter. There can be something really special about coming out of a busy holiday season, getting a new planner, and starting fresh. But starting fresh does not mean you have to start over, so today we’re going to talk about the...

Duration:00:37:55

Bonus: How I Read 120 Books This Year

12/29/2022
This is not an episode of bragging. This is not an episode to make you feel like you should figure out a way to read 120 books or 20 books or 200 books or whatever. It is about what can happen when you actively choose to be a genius about something that matters, like reading matters to me. Helpful Companion Links How to Know What to Read Next with Anne BogelWhat Should I Read Next?ep. 27Books good enough to make you turn off the tv ep. 245 Finding the right mix for your reading life5 Ways...

Duration:00:19:20

#294 - How to Celebrate Your Own Birthday

12/26/2022
My birthday is December 27th, so tomorrow if you’re listening to this on the day it releases. I think that it is a very common problem for adults, maybe even especially for women, to know how to celebrate your own birthday. But y’all! It’s your birthday! It should be celebrated! So let’s talk about how. Helpful Companion Links Jamie B. Golden’s Instagram post about birthdaysThe Lazy Genius KitchenThe Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See...

Duration:00:21:16

#293 An Easily Forgotten Holiday Reminder

12/19/2022
We are entering the week before Christmas. I don’t want to take up too much of your enjoyment time with a podcast episode, but I do want to say a few words about something I think we so easily forget around the holidays. This week, I want to talk about how we think about time. Helpful Companion Links Sherry Petersik from Young House LoveJoyful by Ingrid Fetell LeeThe Enneagram and Decision-Making with Suzanne StabileOrientation to TimeThe Lazy Genius KitchenThe Lazy Genius Way!Download a...

Duration:00:18:35

#292 - How to Enjoy the Last Two Weeks of the Year

12/12/2022
We have done so much work these last few weeks of figuring out how to manage our expectations and our holiday home and our time and our tasks and all the things. But we don’t want just to manage the holidays. We want to enjoy our life, and this time of year is one where you might actually have margin to do that. So that’s what this episode is. We’re going to move from management to enjoyment and do it the Lazy Genius way. Helpful Companion Links How to Make the Rest of 2022 EasierHow to...

Duration:00:29:46

#291 - Your Path to an Easier December

12/5/2022
Let’s walk through December almost like it’s a Candyland board, and plan for the potential challenges you’ll run into like a Lazy Genius. Helpful Companion Links The 2022 Lazy Genius Gift GuideHow to Decorate for The Holidays with The NesterManaging Your Holiday HomeTen Rules for Gift GivingHow to Be Happy With the Gifts You GiveHow to Host a Holiday PartyThe Lazy Genius Guide to Hosting AnythingHow to Make the Rest of 2022 EasierHow to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like ItTen Ideas...

Duration:00:22:31

#290 - Managing Your Holiday Home

11/28/2022
There’s a decent chance that while you love the feeling of the holidays in your home, you’re also a little overwhelmed by it. There’s the regular upkeep of one’s home - the general cleaning and tidying, but there’s also a lot of extra stuff around the house this time of year. And because our tendency is to be fairly extreme in our response to challenges - either try hard or give up - we stay overwhelmed. Let’s create a small solution to the normal challenges of a holiday home so we can enjoy...

Duration:00:24:23

#289 - How to Lazy Genius Holiday Expectations

11/21/2022
This Thursday is American Thanksgiving, and we’re coming up on a season of lots of holidays, and with those holidays come many many expectations. You have them, your kids have them, your parents have them, your boss has them, the Internet has them… it’s a whole vibe. So today, we’re going to talk about how to be a Lazy Genius about the holiday expectations you will encounter from others and from within yourself. Helpful Companion Links The Lazy Genius Navigates Family TensionWhen Things...

Duration:00:28:34

#288 - How to Make the Rest of 2022 Easier

11/14/2022
We’re in the middle of November. American Thanksgiving is next week which means that Christmas is in five minutes, and it’s easy to feel like we’re losing our minds a little bit with all the things. Today, we’re going to make the rest of 2022 easier with five fairly simple steps that will give you really practical help in making the next six or seven weeks feel good and enjoyable rather than rushed and stressful. Helpful Companion Links The 2022 Holiday Gift GuideThe Perfect Thanksgiving...

Duration:00:25:45

Bonus: How to Decorate for the Holidays with The Nester

11/10/2022
Today, I’m so excited to welcome Myquillyn Smith, aka The Nester, to the show to talk to us about decorating our homes! She is so good at helping people have the greatest amount of style with the least amount of stuff based on what matters. This conversation is a fantastic reminder of how to see the next few weeks in such a way that your home feels cozy and wintery and you. Helpful Companion Links on InstagramonlineCozy Minimalist HomeWelcome HomeThe Cozy CommunityMy Winter Sun playlistThe...

Duration:00:33:01

#287 - How I’m Making Dinner Easier for the Rest of the Year

11/7/2022
It’s early November, and we’re about to hit the gauntlet if we’re not already in it. Dinner is one of those things that just keeps happening no matter who you are and how you live, so today I’m going to share what I’m personally doing to make dinner easier from now until after the holidays are over, and hopefully it’ll give you some ideas on how to make yours easier, too. Helpful Companion Links The Lazy Genius Kitchen#121 - How to Build a Fall Dinner Queue#279 - How to Fix Dinner When...

Duration:00:13:07

#286 What’s Saving My Life

10/31/2022
Today is one of my favorite episodes we do every quarter or so on what’s saving my life. Y’all like it too because it always has above average downloads. I think we’re always looking for language around what’s making life easier and better for other people so that we can experience that for ourselves. So I hope today’s list will do just that. Helpful Companion Links Get on the list here.The Seven Kinds of Rest and How To Know Which One You NeedMassage toolThrone of Glass series by Sarah J....

Duration:00:25:42

#285 How to Parent When Kids Constantly Change

10/24/2022
Being with and loving and helping guide kids is a privilege, a challenge, and can be exhausting. What works today won’t work tomorrow. What works for this kid won’t work for that kid. What works for you when you have energy doesn’t work for you when you don’t. Today I want to offer some words about that shift and then offer two simple “start small” steps to begin connecting more with your kids. Helpful Companion Links 2022 Holiday Gift GuideDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on...

Duration:00:15:52

Bonus: How to Find a New Relationship Rhythm

10/20/2022
Today, I'm joined by my sister, Hannah, to talk about how to get our relationship back on track. We're in a season of not talking or seeing each other as much as we used to, and we want that to change. So in this episode, we try and Lazy Genius our relationship in real-time. If you are out of rhythm in any of your relationships and wish you were more connected, this episode is for you. Helpful Companion Links Babyliss Travel Flat Iron Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more...

Duration:00:55:52

#284 - How to Lazy Genius Email

10/17/2022
Oh, man, have we been waiting a long time for this one! This is a highly requested topic, and I’m excited for us to walk through how to make email inboxes more manageable and less stressful. Helpful Companion Links The Lazy Genius Kitchen (affiliate link)The Lazy Genius Organizes PaperThe Holiday Docket Santa’s Bag app Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:23:21