Do Your Surroundings Spark Joy?
By Hannah Woit
Skip spring cleaning this year? It’s not too late!
You’ve likely heard of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It is based on her KonMari Method of curating and organizing your living spaces in a way that creates joy in your life. There are 6 rules:
Commit yourself to tidying up.
Imagine your ideal lifestyle.
Finish discarding first.
Tidy by category; not by location.
Follow the right order.
Ask yourself if it sparks joy.
Some might assume that decluttering enthusiasts believe the fewer items, the better, but it’s not that simple, at least not when it comes to the KonMari Method. The key is having items around you that spark joy and to be grateful for them. You can also apply the principle to other areas of your life. For example, think about your schedule and ask yourself, what can you get rid of so that you have more time for what makes you happy and what really matters?
It’s not as simple as looking around and throwing out the junk mail that has piled up. Lisa suggests going deep--taking everything out of where it is stored so you can see everything. You may even rediscover something you’ve forgotten about that deserves to have a place in your home where you see it every day!
Intrigued? If you are a Primary member, please join us at Primary on Tuesday, July 10th at 5:30pm for “Tidy Up Your Home With KonMari & Start Living Your Best Life!”. Certified KonMari Consultant Lisa Tselebidis will teach you how to simplify your home space and life in a way that maximizes your joy.
Lisa will cover:
- The effects of clutter & disorganization on your well-being
- Benefits of a tidy home
- Vision creation
- Introduction to the KonMari Method
- Example of a KonMari transformation
- Clothing folding demonstration
Calm your surroundings so you can calm your mind. And, make room for joy!