The Top 3 Things I Learnt From The KonMari Method
If you haven't heard of the KonMari method before, then congratulations, because you have now discovered a life-changing gem.
The KonMari method is largely about how tidying and organising can not only bring clarity and organisation to your home but your life as well. So without further a due, here are the 3 main things I learnt from the KonMari method, how they changed my life and how they could change yours too.
Clarity of Goals
One of the first steps of the KonMari method is to establish what kind of life you want.
By thinking about what my space would look like and how it would reflect my ideal life allowed me to imagine what I wanted freely. I gave myself permission.
Of course, I had goals before I came across the KonMari method. But had I thought so much as to what my space would look like once I had achieved them? Not really.
This lead to help me with my manifestation journey too. As I asked myself, as my future self, who had achieved my goals, what would surround me?
From things to pillow spray next to my bed to achieve a good night's sleep to the books that I would surround myself with, that would condition me for success. So I worked towards surrounding myself with beautiful things.
Gaining clarity of what my ideal life would look like led to better decision making. I knew what I wanted so I made every decision based on what my future self, who had achieved my goals, would do. This is coming from someone who does struggle a lot with being decisive (a decision as to what to eat for breakfast used to get me) this really helped me grasp control.
Finally purpose. The KonMari method gave each decision purpose. But then I realised this idea applied to all aspects of life.
The idea that every item/thing around me should fill me with joy really stuck a cord. It allowed me to not only get rid of items in my home that no longer served a purpose or brought me joy but also commitments, relationships, daily activities. This was a game changer for me. It freed up space in my home, my mind and my schedule.
Now that doesn't mean you have to dump all of these things, but see things for what they really are. For example friendships. I have a friend that I always tried to talk about business with, she didn't care, and in turn, I felt rejected. But by seeing the friendship for what it really was helped me realise I could speak to other friends about business and l can still see that original friend for other conversation and companionship.
These 3 things are applied to my life, every day.
As I do not believe the KonMari method is just a short-term solution, it's an ongoing process, a lifestyle. Every day I now make purposeful decisions based on my goals and what kind of person I want to be.
If you are interested in the KonMari method or just want a recap of the book, I strongly suggest downloading Blinkist and listening to the blinks. I try to do this every month or so to remind myself of the teaching.
About the author
Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover, foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.