I wonder if those of us who have slowed down in our Kondo activity have done so not because we have run out of motivation or interest, but because we are nearing the magic just right click point Marie Kondo describes, ie the point at which we only have as much stuff as we can properly handle. So the intensity or urgency is going out of it and we can relax a bit - and relaxing about, and really enjoying the stuff we have is the aim after all!
Another possibility is a slight fear - what will we do with ourselves when everything is sorted? (What will I blog about on Fridays?) If shopping for stuff has filled a lot of your time - how will you fill that time now? I know my freed-up mind is already coming up with exciting new ideas..
I am finding myself thinking so much more clearly, and doing all the necessary things without stress.
Some examples - seemingly trivial things but adding up and making a difference for the better/calmer/simpler/happier:
Knowing where (most) things are because I always put them in the same place is so nice - it takes but a minute or two to do this, but it saves many minutes and a surprising amount of mental energy searching around. I want my lipstick and I'm going out - is it in this bag, or that bag, or my jacket pocket in the bedroom or in my coat by the back door or by the mirror? No, it's on the bathroom cabinet shelf because that is where I always put it when I come home.
My head is clearer so I don't rush so much and take a little time to plan.
I'm on top of the washing and ironing because there are fewer clothes to look after. This is especially nice and I always have something to wear that I love.
I like not having duplicates of things - I hadn't realized how niggled I was by having extra stuff I didn't need and that those little niggles took up so much headspace!
I just wonder why it's taken 100 years and a book by a very young woman to get me to do these common sense things!
What changes have you found since you started 'Kondoing'?