Clearing your mind by cleaning your space

I tell my family and friends that I like to clean and they find it very strange. See, I’m one of those people who has a hard time sitting still and cleaning helps me focus, relax and put my thoughts and life in order. Now, more than ever, I’m taking stock of all I own, and either give it away or find a special place for it, neatly tucked away, now in boxes until I find a home where I can place my few precious belongings.

Tidying is not so simple when it comes to having to let go of stuff. On this note, my sister and I came upon a little gem of a book at Anthropologie, which everyone seemed to know about; The life-changing magic of tidying up, by Marie Kondo. The book can be summarized into just one simple question; Does this bring me joy? When wondering what to keep and what no longer serves a purpose in your life. Yet, I suggest you read it because it’s life changing. Some people are born tidy, others need some guidance, and I belong to the second category so, this book has come in very handy now, not only to help me take stock of what things to keep and let go but people too.Now cleaning and tidying have become even more important. I am learning to let go of the past, discarding things that belong back there and do nothing for my present and even less for my future. To move on, I’ve realized we have to ditch some things to travel light and make way for new things. And I don’t mean this

I am learning to let go of the past, discarding things that belong back there and do nothing for my present and even less for my future. To move on, I’ve realized, we have to ditch some things to travel light and make way for new things. Clutter, I believe, makes life unmanageable. Looking at a clear desk, neatly stored items organized your mind and allows you to focus better.

Let go, tidy up and if it doesn’t bring you JOY, as Marie Kondo says, ditch it! Things, people, and even jobs!

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2 thoughts on “Clearing your mind by cleaning your space

  1. kayjcee2014

    I am one of those people who have trouble focusing amid chaos. I re-arrange my furniture when I feel unsettled, for some reason this helps me re-focus. My therapist recommended this book to me also. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but as I go thru my house and spot something, I ask myself if it brings me joy. If I smile at the memory it brings to mind-it stays for awhile!

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