Minimalism used to refer primarily to the American movement in visual arts and music wherein pieces are in its most simple form. But now, the word has taken on a different meaning–one that is connected to a deeper understanding of living one’s life stress-free because there is no clutter to stress of in the first place.
According to practicing minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus (Minimalism celebrities, really), the growing lifestyle movement basically helps people determine the things that actually add value to their lives. So by getting rid of clutter, people can make room for actual important things. But Japanese decluttering guru/celebrity Marie Kondo puts minimalism on a different playing field. For Kondo, it’s not merely just getting rid of clutter. Her technique, the one she developed herself and has simply named “The KonMari Method” encourages critical thinking for every piece of item you have in your life so as to make you understand why you’re getting rid of it in the first place. Basically, each item should be able to generate a ‘yes’ to the question, “Does this spark joy in my life?” If it’s a no, then it’s for the dumpster.
Kondo’s methodology has been widely praised as more and more people swear by its effectiveness. She has expanded her self-help brand into books, seminars, mobile app, web courses, even manga! And now, she will also be on Netflix, inspiring more people to ditch material things that do not make sense in their lives. She has announced this update on her Instagram account last Valentine’s Day:
Valentine’s Day surprise! I am very excited to announce that I will be bringing the life-changing magic of tidying to a show on Netflix, where I will be guiding individuals who are at a crossroads to spark joy in their homes and lives ✨⠀ ⠀ I am thrilled for this opportunity to inspire mindful organization and share the KonMari Method of tidying. So far in my path, as I grew older and my passion for tidying deepened, my mission developed from tidying my room, to my clients’ homes, to Japan, and now to the world. Helping individuals undergo life-transformations and sharing the process through this partnership with Netflix is an exciting way to share the magic of tidying with more people. I’ll keep you updated on more details to come! ⠀ ⠀ It was a beautiful coincidence that this announcement fell on Valentines Day – I believe that tidying allows you to rediscover what truly matters to you, whether in your homes, lives, or relationships. Have a wonderful day filled with love and joy ❤ ⠀ #konmari #konmarimethod #mariekondo #sparkjoy #joy #netflix #organizetheworld #tidy #love 📷: Drew Kelly
So if you’re considering cleaning up your life, your mental state, your finances–it might be a good idea to start with the practice of the KonMari method and get tips from her. Just don’t lose that Netflix account. /VT
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