Why gratitude is so important when organizing

Letting go of things can be hard. Gifts from a friend, outgrown clothes, sentimentals that remind you of a special time or an inheritance.

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Giving yourself permission to let go is essential to being able to move forward. Especially if the items are linked to negative feelings or guilt. Clients often say, but this was a birthday card, wouldn’t it be unethical to throw it away? No, because the minute you received your card or gift, it has fulfilled its purpose. If your clothes don’t fit you anymore but give you wonderful memories, say thank you and remember all the good things about them. They will be happier where they are actually used. Do you need 15 pictures of the same pose in your picture pile? No, pick one that you really love and let the other ones go. I have many clients that also digitize their loved prints to save space.

Remember the “why”!

Why are you tidying right now? What do you want to do when you are done? What’s the ideal lifestyle you are working toward? It is ok to let go of old ideas and unhealthy relationships to make room for changes and create habits that will help you reach your goal. Keeping a gratitude journal can be very helpful, when you feel stuck. Be grateful for your journey and how far you have come.

What’s one thing you can commit to doing today to make a step toward your goal?

Copyright © 2019 by Janine Morales, Certified KonMari™ Consultant, San Diego, CA

Notes: If you are in need of motivation or guidance in your KonMari™ journey you can find a Certified KonMari™ Consultant on the official KMI webpage https://konmari.com/pages/consultants