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Robert Daeley: Do Zen Monk Robes Have Pockets?

Celsius1414: Zen Pockets

Robert considers the vast amount of stuff most of us carry around every day—where can we lighten our loads and empty our pockets?

For an era when millions of urban folks have supposedly left behind the burdens of a rural existence, we sure are burdening ourselves like pack mules. Take a look around at the next business gathering, especially if there are a lot of geeks in the room — check out the bulging cargo pants and Bat-Belts of devices, the modern geek’s pocket protectors. Wonder at the laptop bags and suitcases with hidden crannies stuffed full of all manner of supplies.

TOPICS: Life Hacks, Lofi, Tips
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Maybe I need to get...

Maybe I need to get one of those robes. I've recently quit carrying a fat wallet in my back pocket (which helped my lower back pain immensely) so I've got keys, chapstick, pseudo-wallet, spacepen, sometimes the Hipster, and often a spare cellphone battery in my two front pockets. Terrible. Right now, all of it but the chapstick & a single, folded index card (for emergency flashes of brilliance I need to write down) are in my pockets, and the rest is piled on my desk.

I admire Robert's methods - grocery card in the car,etc., only taking what he needs for what he's doing that day, but my disorganized mind would never have what I need when I need it. Maybe once I progress with GTD, my water-like mind will have to rely of stuffing my pockets with too many things...




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