Show I am watching: Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo
This week I began watching a show on Netflix all about a five-step process to clean up your physical environment. The environment could be your house, office, garage, back yard or anywhere else you spend time. At first glance this does not sound like a topic that relates to your health, however, after watching the transformation the people on the program go through you may think differently. The stress, anxiety, and lack of focus displayed by these individuals due to their cluttered spaces absolutely take away from their health and vitality. After using Kondo’s process, you can see the difference in their physical bodies and behaviors. If you are looking for inspiration, direction, and a feeling of connectedness, give this one a watch!
Book I am recommending: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
The book that started it all for Kondo, was one that I highlighted here on Trending Tuesday years ago. That being said it is an absolute classic with timeless wisdom. If you watch the aforementioned program and want more specifics on how to transform your space and stress levels, this short read is fantastic.
Quote I am loving: “Imagine yourself living in a space that only contains things that spark joy!” ~ Marie Kondo
One of my biggest takeaways from watching Marie’s show and reading her book is that she has found the secret to enjoying the seemingly mundane tasks of everyday life. The way she has done this is by eliminating everything that takes away from what she loves. This includes the physical spaces as well as the mental and emotional ones too. Think about it, if all you did all day long was focus on nurturing the things that inspire you, even things that on the outside may appear boring may actually be fantastic. This week, identify one thing that sparks joy inside you and do something to nurture it! This is time well spent.
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC