Tidying & Creativity

 

 

Happy New Year! Wow I can’t believe it is 2016! Over New Year’s weekend Brandon and I spent the weekend tidying. I know it sounds a bit lame, but it was seriously an amazing way to start the New Year off…let me explain why! While Christmas shopping, I bought this book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo, as a Christmas gift for my mom. Well, both Brandon and I ended up reading it! And we were so excited to start tidying after reading the book. I won’t go into the details, but the main point of the book is too only keep things that spark joy in your life. This concept alone (and her explanation behind it) was a huge game changer.

We got rid of sooooooo much stuff, literally carloads of stuff for Goodwill and the dump. It’s incredible how much stuff two people can accumulate in just a few years. I even went through all of my clothes and things a few months ago, but after reading the book, it changed my approach on the whole process and I was able to get rid of way more stuff that just doesn’t bring me joy or positive use in my life.

The whole experience was such a freeing feeling that I am eager to maintain. I want to live a life free of clutter because I truly feel that your environment is a reflection of your mind. And I feel if I have a cluttered, unorganized space around me it totally bogs down my inspiration and creativity, causing extra, unnecessary stress. Tidying and decluttering has been a great way to help get life in order so that I can focus my energy on creating more and doing things I enjoy, like working on new blog content 😉

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