Back to school: organize that home office

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that there is a Seinfeld for every occasion. The transit delay, the lost parked car, the draconian eatery-owner – not that there’s anything wrong with that.


We have nine years of nothing to draw from in our everyday lives. Like when it comes to the cluttered home office (where did we get so much stuff?) … you could think: “Serenity now.”


For anyone not obsessed enough with the show, “Serenity now” was a phrase that George’s father Frank started using – shouting – to try to keep his blood pressure down in stressful situations (i.e., any interaction with his wife).


In that same spirit, the “Just yell ‘plot twist’ and move on!” mug reminds us that some things in life are beyond our control, but what we can control is how we deal with the curve balls. When something goes wrong or unexpected, serenity now:

Just Yell Plot Twist and Move On Mug


Now, because it’s Seinfeld, the whole effort toward inner peace inevitably exploded. Kramer jumped on the “Serenity now” bandwagon, but then destroyed the computers that George was storing in his apartment in a fit of rage. Turns out “Serenity now” just meant bottling up his anger. Indeed, George’s rival in computer-selling, Lloyd Braun, ended up admitting to George that he’d actually been insane the whole time: “Serenity now … insanity later.”


So what do you do if inner peace just means you’re holding everything in? Let it out — constructively! Put it in the Pug Pattern Journal.

Pug Pattern Journal


And whatever you need to get done, whether it’s staying organized or whizzing through your to-do list, tell yourself you can do it. Because you can! Keep the motivation (and discipline) top of mind with the “Do It!” Mousepad as an everyday reminder:

Do It! Mousepad


The moral: “Serenity now.” Do your best, with what you have, and who you are.

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