How to Spark Joy in All Areas of Your Life (Not Just Clutter)

Marie Kondo books spark joy

When I first read Marie Kondo’s book about tidying up I wasn’t all that impressed. It felt too harsh, rigid, and maybe even a little OCD, but for some reason I felt drawn to checking out her next book called, “Spark Joy”.

One of the things she suggests with her Konmari method is to hold each thing we own and ask ourselves, “Does this spark joy?” If it doesn’t, we let it go.

While making us joyful is a pretty high standard to hold all of our possessions to, the real value of this question is that it opens the door to awareness and allows us to make conscious choices about what we fill our lives with.

Perhaps we should be asking ourselves if what we do sparks joy in other areas as well.

  • How we spend our time
  • What we do with our money
  • Commitments we make to others
  • Our schedules and calendars
  • What we do when we have free time
  • Our relationships, friendships, and alliances

Maybe there is more to this tidying up trend then I realized. By letting go of things that no longer serve me and focusing on what brings me joy, my life is becoming richer and more meaningful.

Care to join me?

Don’t forget to leave a comment! I would love to hear what you think about tidying up our homes and lives.

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9 thoughts on “How to Spark Joy in All Areas of Your Life (Not Just Clutter)

  1. I really enjoyed The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up! While I didn’t follow her exact steps, I have used the questions, “Does this spark joy?” as the basis of my decluttering. I also have decluttered by category, but not to the extreme she suggests or order proposed. I feel the important thing is to be thoughtful of each item you possess.

  2. Cassie says:

    I read the book on the life changing magic of tidying up. I loved it. I didn’t know that the other book existed, but I’ll definitely be reading that too. It’s so important to surround yourself with things that make you happy. I hope you all are doing the same!

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