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The principles of Sane & Satisfied can be applied to all areas of your life from your career to your hobbies. Below you will find a Table of Contents to help get you started and some helpful resources and places to help you learn what being Sane & Satisfied is all about.

Table of Contents

A Sane & Satisfied Home 
Posts about homesteading, cooking, cleaning, crafts for the home and anything that makes your house more comfortable and organized.

A Sane & Satisfied Office
Tips and resources to help make your office more organized and your work flow more productive.

Day to Day
These are my musings on life.

Health & Wellness
Here you will find information on exercise, eating healthy, stress-free techniques and simple living.

Once in a while I will review a self help book or technique and measure it against the Sane & Satisfied principles.

Sane & Satisfied Resources
These are any posts that include worksheets, tutorials, checklists or any resource you can use in your daily life to be Sane & Satisfied.

A Brief Summary of what Sane & Satisfied Is

Sane & Satisfied is when your efforts are balanced with the rewards you get in return. It's when your fantasy is in line with your reality. When you are aware and engaged in your life with open eyes and open arms. And when you stop looking for a magic pill to life.

Sane & Satisfied rejects the notion that our flaws bring us down and need to be stamped out or hidden. This is what the Self-help Industry has taught us for so many years. But our flaws and mistakes and idiosyncrasies teach us about ourselves and life just as much as our strengths and talents. Instead of wasting time and energy trying to fix ourselves we should spending that time collecting new skills and knowledge that we need in order to keep improving our lives.

I believe the only way to improve your life and be happier is to build your skill repertoire. Unlike what self-help has taught us, things like confidence and feelings of success come after you learn new skills. As a kid you learned how to ride a bike and you felt excited and exhilarated. Even now, as an adult, I'm sure you have felt the same way after finally mastering a new skill. Self-help has it backwards: confidence, and success aren't skills, they are the rewards.

Building Your Skill Repertoire

So what types of skills should you learn? Start with your interests. Remember back to when you were a kid. What were the things you liked to do? What activities did you participate in? What sort of books did you read. These activities are in your comfort zone. Start there. Then you can branch out to skills that might intimidate you or skills that may take longer to learn.

Here are some skill categories to get you started.
Creative skills: crocheting, drawing, singing, writing, paper making
Survival skills: starting a fire, cooking, hunting
Frugal skills: making shampoo/toothpaste, couponing, saving money
Critical thinking skill: asking questions, logic

You can apply these new skills in all areas of your life:
Health and Fitness
Arts & Crafts

For more information about being Sane & Satisfied on the Why Sane & Satisfied page.

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