For this Monday Motivation, I was inspired by the book I’m reading, “The Life – Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. In the book, Marie talks about how tidying can serve as a catalyst for living the life you want. She explains that “a dramatic reorganization of the home causes correspondingly dramatic changes in lifestyle & perspective”.
It’s only until you assess your current belongings, one by one, and understand the role they serve in your life….and make choices whether or not to keep those items…that you can begin living the life you want.
Think about that.
If you were to look around your house, bedroom, closet, kitchen – is every item in there in line with your life goal? Does it fit the lifestyle you want (feminine, easy going, fast paced, eclectic)? If not, why do you have it?
As Kyle & I prepare for the upcoming move, I thought it would be a great chance to do some spring cleaning. Purge anything we don’t want to bring to our new house in Indiana. Now, Kyle says that you can’t just purge as an excuse to buy new things. I agree. Marie Kondo agrees. But why are we taking some boxes that haven’t been opened in the past 4 moves? We clearly don’t need whatever is in there.
I was getting anxious to get started, but after picking up this book, I know I need to slow down first.
What type of life do I want? What does the ideal day, week, month look like for me? For our family?
More importantly, WHY do I want that life?
It’s only until I can answer those questions above that I can truly begin assessing the items I own. Does that outfit match the lifestyle I want? Does the clutter in the bathroom align to my lifestyle goals?
I’m planning to spend the next two weeks reassessing where I’ve been & where I want to go…and then tackling the clutter. I think the biggest hits will be to my closet & kitchen…but who knows!
Have you been anxious to get started on spring cleaning? I highly recommend “The Life – Changing Magic of Tidying Up” to get started!