Especially at this time of the year, people are purging stuff they don’t need, redecorating homes, or simply evaluating the things and relationships in their life. No wonder Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series have been the talk of the town since January. The theme: Spark joy in your life through the practice of tidying up.
Today, we’re looking at a very effective, yet simple tool to create life-changing magic in your life: A journal inspired by Marie Kondo. It’s entitled: Spark joy every day.
This journal is composed of 365 blank pages, featuring quotes from Marie Kondo’s book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. The book tells us that if you follow this simple method of decluttering, you will not have to repeatedly do it again. Unlike other tips on house organization, where one needs to clean up or tidy up room per room, Kondo’s decluttering technique involves per category decluttering:
- Komono (Miscellaneous Items)
- Sentimental Items
Because it’s consist of empty pages, you have the freehand to schedule your cleaning duties, materials, organizing tools, as well as note down the reward you will give yourself after a successful cleanup! There is no pressure to follow a strict routine, but this journal is your handy-dandy guide in making sure you are on track.
In this special journal, you are given the chance to write about not just the things that bring joy to your life. It also allows you to reflect about your life in general, your work, your relationships. What truly sparks joy in you? The journal helps you take perspective and see what matters most. It inspires you to question what you want out of life.