BOOK SHOUT OUT: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I teach my clients that if you don’t really love something it’s not meant for you to wear or keep in your closet. Wasting time wearing things that don’t excite you cause you to miss opportunities.

Knowing my philosophy my Aunt recommended I read, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It’s all about the Japanese art of organizing and decluttering. The author’s main purpose is to show you that unless items in your home are truly making you feel joyful then you probably don’t need them.

It’s a really interesting perspective on how your “stuff” affects your entire life. It’s inspired a few thrift shop runs at my house as well.

MY FAV TAKEAWAYS:

  • On the subject of why you can’t let something go Marie Kondo says there are only two reasons: “an attachment to the past of a fear for the future.”

  • Instead of thinking about what you want to get rid of just consider what you want to keep. To do so ask yourself, “What things will bring you joy if you keep them as part of your life?”

If this resonates with you check her book out at the library like I did, or you can find it on Amazon here.

 


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