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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I'm somewhat of a self-help book addict. I was browsing Pinterest one day and stumbled upon the "konmari method" and was intrigued, so I bought this book for kindle and read it in about an hour. I always thought I was a very organized person because everything I owned had a designated, labelled place and my house was always super clean , but after reading this book I realized I was nothing more than a skilled hoarder.
I locked myself in my house for 6 straight weeks seriously, only came out for absolute necessary obligations and appointments and decluttered the ever-living hell out of my house. The only thing that slowed me down was waiting for every Tuesday to roll around when the big donation truck would come and haul off all my unwanted items, or waiting for every Monday for the trash collection. My home's available storage used to be completely maxed out, and now I have empty drawers everywhere!
I also have no less than 40 completely empty plastic storage bins in my garage that were previously full of clutter and the storage bins are the next thing that will be sold! Reading this book was life-changing. While I didn't follow it to the T I do not thank my socks for their service every day LOL , it is the best feeling in the world to look around a room and realize you love every single item in said room. I no longer feel weighed down by "stuff". I never knew getting rid of things could be so addicting.
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I also never thought I was the kind of person who could ever throw away a photo, but by the time I got to the sentimental items category, I discarded an entire garbage can full of photos without hesitation and it felt great! I will admit to having a tortured relationship with stuff. I grew up in a cluttered house and married the King of Clutter he's the type of person who'll open a credit card bill, pay it online, and then just leave the empty envelope, inserts, and bill itself randomly strewn on whatever surface happens to be nearby. I don't like the disorder of clutter, but dealing with it is such a soul-sucking experience that I haven't gotten very far.
Many days I semi-wish the whole place would burn down and save me from having to deal with it.
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Typically I'll catch an episode of Hoarders, fear that I'm one incapacitating injury away from being the focus of an episode if I can't clean up all those strewn papers, they'll just pile up to the rafters, after all! Not the best way to deal with it all. Marie Kondo's book is the opposite of that.
It's a breath of fresh air and positive energy that brings real joy to the process of "tidying up. She's right to begin there. My clothes are all mine which also means that they're in nowhere near as terrible a state as other things in my house , so going through them affects only me and involves only my own feelings. And you can train yourself to attend to the joy out there waiting to be had, instead of passively waiting for it to come to you.
Stop checking texts when your friends are right in front of you. Stop watching TV while you eat. Slow down and appreciate it. Just doing that — that alone — caused significant decreases in depression and increases in happiness. Via The How of Happiness: In one set of studies, depressed participants were invited to take a few minutes once a day to relish something that they usually hurry through e. When it was over, they were instructed to write down in what ways they had experienced the event differently as well as how that felt compared with the times when they rushed through it.
In another study, healthy students and community members were instructed to savor two pleasurable experiences per day, by reflecting on each for two or three minutes and trying to make the pleasure last as long and as intensely as possible. In all these studies those participants prompted to practice savoring regularly showed significant increases in happiness and reductions in depression.
In many ways time is key when it comes to savoring.
Knowing something has limited days or hours helps you savor. Seek out those bittersweet moments because research shows they will help you appreciate things more. When we are fully mindful of the transience of things—an impending return home from an overseas adventure, a graduation, our child boarding the school bus for the first day of kindergarten, a close colleague changing jobs, a move to a new city—we are more likely to appreciate and savor the remaining time that we do have.
Sharing good news with your partner is a happiness double whammy.
Sharing successes and accomplishments with others has been shown to be associated with elevated pleasant emotions and well-being. So, when you or your spouse or cousin or best friend wins an honor, congratulate him or her and yourself , and celebrate. Try to enjoy the occasion to the fullest.
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Passing on and rejoicing in good news leads you to relish and soak up the present moment, as well as to foster connections with others. Is there something you can do more regularly as a couple to savor? Or any little thing that slows the moment down for appreciation. Thus, it is about learning and developing our potentials and skills, finding flow and creating meaning in our daily lives, as well as being committed to something larger than ourselves Boniwell, And how can we actually put it into practice day after day?
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Is this how slowing down really looks like? This is not about doing more. This is about making the right choices. As Peterson points out in his book Pursuing the Good Life we should focus not just on doing the activities, but instead on choosing the ones that bring more enthusiasm and joy to our lives, that are more engaging and meaningful. Ilona Boniwell, originally published on Lifelabs. Positive Psychology in a Nutshell — The science of happiness 3rd.
A question of balance: Time perspective and well-being in British and Russian samples. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 55 1 , Pursuing the Good Life — reflections on positive psychology. The Time Paradox — The new psychology of time that will change your life. The Paradox of Time Management So, the time and time management have become pretty big issues in our lives!
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