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The Lazy Genius Podcast
20 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
#246 - 5 Essential Mindsets for Time Management
We all have time, we all have expectations about how we want it emptied or filled, and we have a lot of hard, busy, stressful days that we need to manage so we don’t lose our minds. It’s a front-burner challenge pretty much all the time. Today I want to go a bit higher level and share some essential mindsets or mantras that will impact your time management no matter what your time looks like. I have said all of these in fits and starts in different places, but this is your episode to have all of your time management mindsets in one place.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode: 177: The Lazy Genius Plans a DayEpisode 198: How to Lazy Genius Your To-Do ListEpisode 238: How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like ItEpisode 127: The Lazy Genius Chooses a PlannerJoin me over on Instagram @thelazygenius for more Lazy Genius lifeLaundry episodes: 21: The Lazy Genius Does Laundry and 113: The Lazy Genius Does Laundry UpdatedEpisodes 235: When You Disagree on What MattersDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
#245 - How I Personally Meal Plan
It’s funny - I talk about meal planning a lot here on the podcast, on Instagram, and in my upcoming book that I can’t wait for you to read, The Lazy Genius Kitchen. But I don’t know that I’ve ever shared how I personally meal plan! Seeing the nitty-gritty can be helpful in figuring out your own nitty-gritty, so that’s what I’m going to share today.Helpful Companion LinksPreorder The Lazy Genius Kitchen and claim your preorder bonuses hereChange Your Life Chicken (and here’s an episode all about it if you’re interested)Brainless Crowdpleaser inspirationSeasonal Dinner Queue inspiration: Winter, Summer and FallFollow me on Instagram @thelazygeniusMoleskin Pro 12 month weekly vertical plannerEpisode #177: The Lazy Genius Plans a DayFearless Chicken Tikka MasalaChange Your Life ShwarmaFake Fancy Dinner: Asian Lettuce WrapsDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Bonus: How to Listen to Your Body with Dr. Hillary McBride
In this bonus episode, Hillary talks about why our bodies aren’t what we look like, how to engage with our bodies in healing ways, and what it means to exist with pain and tension and let it make us more of who we are. Also, her voice is like honey butter. She is just the best.Helpful Companion LinksThe Wisdom of Your Body by Hillary McBrideFind Hillary online and on InstagramEpisode 157: What Does It Mean to Take Care of Yourself?Episode 217: Let’s Talk About Your Body, Part OneEpisode 218: Let’s Talk About Your Body, Part TwoEpisode 230: How to Feel Like a Person with Aundi Kolber See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
#244 - How to Choose the Right Lazy Genius Principle for You
In my book The Lazy Genius Way, I share 13 principles you can use to Lazy Genius any situation in your life. Sometimes you might need one principle, sometimes a few together, and sometimes you don’t know which to choose. When you’re faced with some sort of challenge whether it’s a system in your home, a relationship hangup, a time management problem, whatever it might be, even with 13 principles to choose from, sometimes that still seems like a lot. Hopefully, this episode will give you a tangible framework for how to choose the right Lazy Genius principle for you.Helpful Companion LinksGrab a copy of The Lazy Genius Way (or preorder The Lazy Genius Kitchen — out March 22!)Principle Categories Instagram postDownload a transcript of this episode.Lazy Genius of the Week: Paula Kay MyersLove the soup podcast and need to share with you my LG gift idea. My 80-year-old dad and stepmom, like most 80-year-olds, don’t need or want anything. They actually act bratty when receiving a gift. But 2 years ago I had a brainstorm! I wrapped a case of 12 quart mason jars in Christmas paper and when they opened it I told them it was a soup of the month club. Perfect gift - consumable, practical, and something to look forward to. And I always delivered it with fresh bread. It also obligated me to a monthly visit with them. We were about 45 minutes apart at the time and they absolutely loved it. And began asking me in March when they had the option to renew. My husband and I have since moved 12 hours away so this year when I was visiting after Thanksgiving, I filled their deep freezer with bags of soup and wrapped up 2 cute soup bowls. Best gift I’ve ever given. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
#243 - Lazy Genius Questions for the Start of 2022
It’s the first Monday in January which always has some fun energy to it. Fun? Is fun the right word? It has an energy to it. The level of fun depends on your personality and circumstances I suppose. So as we move into this new calendar year, I want us to do it like Lazy Geniuses.Helpful Companion Links30 Lazy Genius Questions for the Start of a New YearThe Next Right Thing Guided Journal by Emily P. Freeman (affiliate link)Episode #191: Naming What Matters in 2021Episode #139: How to Plan Your Time This WinterEpisode #90: Set the Right Goals Without Fizzling OutEpisode #43: The Lazy Genius and Self CareJoin the mailing list to get the Latest Lazy Letter (next one goes out Wednesday!)Download a transcript of this episode See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
#242 - What I Learned In My 40th Year
You guys, it’s the last episode of 2021, and it’s also my birthday today. And not just any birthday; today I turn 40! In early January, in episode 193, I shared seven things I wanted to do this year, in my 40th year, and today I’m going to share an update.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #193: What I Want to Do in My 40th YearThe Popcast with Knox and JamieErin MoonOsheta Moore’s book Dear White PeacemakersDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Bonus: Your Holiday Horror Stories
A few weeks ago, I posted on Instagram asking for your holiday horror stories. You know, that time you tried to be either super lazy or super genius during the holidays. Here’s a collection of stories for solidarity and encouragement right before the holidays.Oh, and for me, it was the time I had a few friends over for a holiday party, and I thought one was supposed to make a cheese tray for this kind of party. So I placed Saltines and folded pieces of actual American cheese on a platter and thought I was Martha Stewart. You guys. YOU GUYS.Helpful Companion Links - Missing out on the Instagram party? Follow along @thelazygenius. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
#241 - A Quick Holiday Pep Talk
I always find that this week of Christmas I don’t need more information; I just need encouragement to be a person and exist in the information I already have. So this is just a quick word from me to you.Helpful Companion Links - Episode #197: How to Navigate a Faith Crisis - And here’s how to find Erin Moon online and on Instagram - Episode #87: The Lazy Genius Guide to Flexibility - Episode #224: When Things Don’t Go According to Plan - Magical post on Instagram - Episode #132: Ten Steps to Creating Your Own Traditions - Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
#240 - How to Plan a Personal Retreat
When I sent out December’s Latest Lazy Letter, I mentioned taking a personal retreat day the week between Christmas and the New Year, and a woman named Rebecca wrote back asking me to explain it. Like, what do you do? How do you plan it? Where do you go? And I realized that I had never really talked about this before. So let’s talk about how to plan a personal retreat. Stuff Mentioned Check out The Lazy Genius Way (commissionable link) for a whole chapter on scheduling rest.Episode #177: The Lazy Genius Plans a DayProject Hail Mary by Andy WeirThe Lazy Genius Collective Facebook Group Join the mailing list and get in on the Latest Lazy Letter action!Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
#239 - Five Lessons Learned From Soup (No, Really!)
It’s winter, and most people have big soup energy this time of year. I have such energy. I love a good soup. I wish my kids liked soup more than they do, but they don’t hate it as a concept. We’re working on it. But today I want to share five lessons learned from soup.Stuff MentionedClaim The Lazy Genius Kitchen preorder bonuses at thelazygeniuskitchen.com! Haven’t read The Lazy Genius Way? Grab it here or check with your library about getting a copy.Bri McKoy is a cooking teacher I trust with my whole being. She’s offering The Everyday Kitchen Masterclass right now. It starts on January 10th, 2022!Bri’s soup recipes: Pizza Soup, Chicken Zoodle Soup, Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup, Chicken Taco SoupEpisode 54: The Lazy Genius Makes SoupDownload a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
#238 - How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like It
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.
27 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Bonus: The Lazy Genius Guide to Understanding Football
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.
17 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
#237 - A Quick Word Before Thanksgiving
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.
30 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
#236 - 10 Things Saving My Life Right Now
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.
20 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
#235 - When You Disagree on What Matters
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.
25 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
#234 - 10 Rules for Holiday Gift Giving
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.
24 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
#233 - Three Things to Continue Racial Peacemaking
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 email@example.com.Download a transcript of this episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
#232 - How to Hold Your Own In Conversations You Know Nothing About
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.
31 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
#231 - What I Learned During Covid Quarantine
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.
49 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
#230 - How to Feel Like a Person with Aundi Kolber
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.
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