"The life changing magic of tidying up" by Marie Kondo
I haven't posted in a while because i'm caught up with college and i don't have anything that i really want to write about until now. I want to share with you my new favorite book, "the life changing magic of tidying up" by Marie Kondo. I can say from my experience so far that this book is changing my life and i couldn't be more happy about it.
"Marie Kondo (近藤 麻理恵) is a Japanese organizing consultant and author. She has written four books on organizing, which have sold more than two million copies altogether and have been translated from Japanese into languages including Korean, Chinese, French, German, and English."
First of all, i recommend this book to everyone because it's truly life-changing and i don't say this lightly. First, i want to share with you why i pick up the book in the first place. (and it wasn't only because it was on sale for $15; that was just a bounce)
I understand that the difficulty of applying this change will very based on how much is going on in your life or how many people are sharing your living space. However, i still believe that everyone can benefit from it and find in truly life-changing if they do it the right way.
I picked up this book because i always found my self upset and down every time my room was messy and i would start the whole tidying up as a way of putting my homework aside and basically the procrastinating kind of tidying up. I always found myself feeling so good after that and my mind was much more tidy afterward, but again and again i would go back to my messy state and experience the messiness of my mind all over again as well.
I picked up this book because i would rearrange my closet over and over again and every time i do it, i realize that i have a lot of clothes, but i don't feel like wearing half of them and when i do, i don't feel confident in them at all. i knew my wardrobe needed help, but i was never welling to seek a professional help. in fact i never felt the need for professional help in any area of my life and that is probably a mistake, i need to get over it sooner or later.
I picked up this book because i consistently complained about living in this (not in a very good condition) apartment and i would keep insisting on moving to my parents (yes, i still live with my parents, and no, it's obligatory considering where i come from and the fact that i'm single), anyways, i never took the time to work with what i have now instead of wanting more and more.
I picked this book for so many reasons, but the element of it being life-change was sure a big one. I'm 21 and still blessed with the freedom most twenty-somethings have when they are about to become "seriously" adults.
Finally, i want to leave you with a quote from the book,
“Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest.”
― Marie Kondo
now, start changing your life to live it fully the right way.