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THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING by Marie Kondo

konmari methodThe life-changing magic of tidying – the Japanese art by Marie Kondo teaches you about the author’s own KonMari Method of tidying your living space and organising your possessions in an emotional responsible way. 

What does this have to do with confidence and coaching I hear you ask?

Well a happy space and organised living conditions often helps our psyche feel more relaxed and calm.  Our surroundings are both a reflection of our internal world as well as influencing our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

A tidy home can demonstrate and lead to a tidy mind.

What I particularly like about this book is the fact according to Kondo there is a truly emotional element to our relationship with our belongings.

Don’t believe me?

Well answer me this, have you got something stored away that reminds you of a time or person that you just can’t throw away, or a favourite or lucky item of clothing?  This is demonstrative of our emotional relationship with our belongings.

In essence the KonMari Method is about reducing your possessions (I can’t say this is something I have applied to my life just yet) and also about learning a regret-free way of letting go of items you truly no longer need. 

My biggest take out from the life-changing magic of tidying is about joy.  Only keep and buy items which when you hold them in your hands, bring you joy.  And if an item doesn’t bring you joy, then hold it in your hands and thank it for the role it has played in your life and then give it away so that it can serve its purpose somewhere else or with someone else.  I love this idea of receiving joy from one’s belongings as well the idea of thanking things you no longer require but can’t get rid of.

So regardless of whether or not you are a horder or a minimalist, whether you have a big or small house / wardrobe; if you tidy your space according to the KonMari Method you will create a home that is based on strong emotional bonds and joy.

What’s not to love about that idea!?

Happy tidying and wishing you a happy and confident day!

Lydia – The Confidence Coach

BACK OF BOOK BLURB:

Transform your home into a beautiful space with the Japanese art of decluttering.

Marie Kondo has changed the homes and lives of people around the world with her simple KonMari Method.  Her approach will help you look at your belongings in a new light and encourage you to ask one simple question: Do they spark joy?  Through treasuring the things you love and letting go of the things you don’t, you’ll not only create a beautiful home but find the confidence and motivation to live the life you long for and make space for future success.

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