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I love to organize. I am not so good taking the time to do it or at maintaining the organization. I bought a book on tidying as an impulse buy several weeks ago, then decided to listen to it through the Overdrive app that connects to my library's digital content. Upon reading Marie Kondo's "the life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing" I now have a new outlook on keeping things organized in my home and office.
The advice is pretty simple: keep only the things that bring you joy. Let's just say this feels pretty life changing having done some of the tidying in my office and starting with the tidying in my bedroom at home. The psychology she talks about is that by getting rid of the things that are not bringing us joy, we open up room for new things and ideas that do.
I was skeptical at first after listening. But after tidying up areas of my office, I became determined to do more. I even used her suggestion to create a small altar of sorts on top of my dresser with a few pictures and things that are reminders of how I want to live each day: being grounded, coming from a place of comfort, and having enough. The next day, I woke up with a buzzing feeling that got me back to journaling first thing and I've been way more productive and focused since. If you are feeling stuck in different areas of your life, you should definitely give it a try!
Here's a picture of the after effects of my clothes tidying. Several bags to donate and several more for trash, things are easier to see and stored for ease of use. I still have more tidying I would like to do. She suggests tackling areas all at once when the mood strikes you and not to stop until your finished. Next up is my kitchen at home and all of the boxes I've not unpacked since I moved over a year and a half.
So have you tried her art of tidying? Has it worked for you? Comment below to share your story of Japanese tidying.
With love and light!
Massage Therapist, Health Coach, Personal Development junkie.
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