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January 2019

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    How To Tidy Your Home With The KonMari Method

    Tidy Your Home

    One of Netflix hottest new shows is Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. The show was inspired by the best selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. In the book and the show she teaches the Japanese art called the KonMari method. Here’s a bit about how it works.

    Empty Your Closet

    We have all experienced the sometimes it gets worse before it gets better when organizing our homes, but the KonMari method takes things to the next level. The first step is to take 100 percent of your clothing, from your closet and your drawers—and to create a big pile. Part of the reason for creating a big messy pile is to see how much you truly have. Get ready as you may be shocked.

    The Sparks Joy Process

    One of the things that I love about Marie Kondo is the sparks joy process. You physically touch each and every item you are sorting to feel if it sparks joy. The goal is to focus less on though, which is how we typically decide what to keep—and more on how the item makes you feel. This is a good way to help kids when sorting through toys. Ask them if it sparks joy, and if not let it go. But before you do thank it for the joy it once brought you.

    The 5 Categories

    Continue this process through all 5 categories. The larger your home and the more tidying that needs to be done the longer this process may take. The categories are:

    1. Clothing
    2. Books
    3. Papers
    4. Komono (miscellaneous items)
    5. Mementos (items with sentimental value)

    It can take a 4 to 6 weeks to completely sort your home but the process can drastically shift the energy in your home.

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    How To Make New Friends

    It’s important to keep expanding your social circle, both for personal and professional reasons. However, meeting new people can be a bit more challenging as adults. Here is how to make…

  • FIRE Tips For Everyone
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    FIRE Tips Everyone Can Turn To

    The extreme savings plan required to achieve financial independence, retire early certainly isn’t for everyone—but there are some FIRE tips that everyone can implement. Pay Off Your Debt One of the…

  • Love Your Job?
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    Why Shouldn’t You Love Your Job?

    Sometimes we get so focused on checking off the boxes expected of us or achieving the next milestone that we forget what is really important. While we all have bills to…

  • Focus On Your Strengths Instead
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    Focus On Your Strengths Instead

    When it comes to achieving healthy and positive change most of us focus on overcoming our weaknesses. But in most cases, it’s of more benefit to focus on your strengths instead.…

  • 2019 Resolutions For Happiness
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    2019 Resolutions For Happiness

    Most New Year’s resolutions focus on voiding ourselves of a vice or at least minimizing its negative impact on our lives. Unfortunately, most of us abandon our newfound commitment before the month’s…