Lately I have been feeling an urge to start reading more, and as the odds would have it I received several books for Christmas, all of which I am extremely excited to read and hopefully learn from. The three books that are currently finding themselves on my “To Read” list are; The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, The Gifts of Imperfections by Brene Brown, and The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. I have never before immersed myself much in the self help genre of books, but lately they have felt more and more attractive to me, and I can honestly say that I am thrilled to throw myself into this new world of literature!
I have decided to start by reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” I started by reading the introduction this week and am planning on a new chapter every week (I will be making a reading schedule for myself to stay on top of this goal). Also, in my opinion the best way to read a book is by applying the principles learned in it to everyday life. It is through application that principles really stick and have a chance at really impacting us. Therefore, alongside my reading I will also be applying the principles I learn in the book and I will be decluttering and tidying up the KonMari way. For the next several weeks I will be reading all about the Konmari method of decluttering and tidying whilst simultaneously decluttering my own apartment Konmari style.
I am excited to embark on this journey, and that is why I want to invite all of you to join! I absolutely love reading and sharing ideas whilst simultaneously hearing the ideas of others, so I thought it might be enjoyable to read and embark on this journey together as a community. I will be posting 1-2 times every week with a blog post and video 1) expressing my thoughts on what I have read for the week including any changes I have made in my life, and 2) showcasing any decluttering or simplifying that I have done that week in accordance with the Konmari method. I am trying to embark on this journey armed with positivity and optimism, and I am genuinely excited to see what kind of impact this might end up having on me.
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