It's Friday - Kondo report day. (Oops, it's 10pm Friday and will probably be Saturday when you read this!) I will write about Marie Kondo's wisdom, as I see it.
I have underlined quite a few bits in her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying - mostly about her philosophy, about the why of tidying, rather than the how-to.
She talks of paring down to the volume that you can properly handle.
I'm finding paring down to the volume that I can properly handle is good advice not just for my belongings, but for my work and my garden, for my projects and commitments. I'm doing a bit of rethinking...
Human beings can only truly cherish a limited number of things at one time she says, and I've found this to be a useful secondary question (the first one of course being 'Does this spark joy?') - 'Is this something I want to cherish?' Keeping in mind that cherish means looking after and maybe a little time and effort.
As I am still going through papers I am finding I want to cherish very very few of them!
Out they go! Making lovely empty space in my head and in my studio for new ideas and paintings.
What effect is Kondoing having on your thinking and your life?