At times in our lives, we might experience some troubled waters or rocky roads. Be it broken friendships, lost career opportunities, family drama, relationship tension, or school stress. But one thing they all have in common: you don’t know how to deal with it. Whatever is going wrong in your life right now, I want you to look at it, and Marie Kondo that sh*t!
For those of you who don’t know Japanese Internet sensation and Netflix star Marie Kondo, she is a Japanese celebrity who gained popularity and recognition for her tidying talents. Tidying? Yes, tidying! She created an easy-to-understand guide to clean clutter in your house, name KonMari, which is supposed to result in a more organized and happy life. So, how do you apply this to a messy situation in your life?
Here’s a small adaption to KonMari:
1. Commit to tidying up your life all at once.
Do not push certain difficulties forward. Instead, tackle all aspects of you current problem at once. It might seem like a lot, but it becomes more when you don’t commit to solving it all at once.
2. Imagine your ideal life state.
To make sure you don’t relapse, imagine where you would ideally be at in your life. Is that in a healthy relationship? A close friendship? An organized stress-free week? Imagine that ideal state, and work towards it. Keep it in mind during your KonMari process.
3. Does it spark joy?
This is probably Marie Kondo’s most famous quote. “Does this spark joy to you?”, if the answer is no, get rid of it. This surely does not only apply to material objects. Imagine something that you’re doing right now or a person that you are in conflict with. Does this action or person makes you feel happy? Yes=keep, no=trash.
Now to get the full idea of what KonMari is and what it can mean in your life, you would have to watch the show on Netflix – or read her book! Learn from the different participants and try to implement these rules into your own life.
Hopefully after completing some of the episodes, you’ll get a sense of KonMari and use it to get your life back together.