This is the first in a three-part series about limiting beliefs: how to identify them, uncover their emotional power, and ultimately transform them into thoughts that “spark joy" and help you move forward with meaning.
Marie Kondo has helped millions of people rid their homes of objects that clutter their lives.
“My mission is to spark joy in the world through tidying,” she says in the first episode of her Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo before we meet an overwhelmed couple with two young kids and a house busting at the seams.
“The cluttered house seems to be affecting their relationship as well,” says Kondo about Rachel and Kevin, the exhausted homeowners and young couple who are having a seriously hard time liking each other.
“I would like to help this couple focus on what matters most to them, time with their family,” she continues before helping them bring light and joy back into their home. And, more importantly, back into their couple.
Where focus goes, the energy flows.
By asking people to wake up their objects, hold them close and look for a spark of joy in their bodies, Marie Kondo is teaching people how to identify and focus on what's most important.
She’s also helping people learn a physical and emotional language in order to do so— a new tool to put in their self-development toolbox.
What I love about her concept, dear reader, is how poetic and simple it is.
And how it can be applied not only to objects, but also to the beliefs in your head.
Click over to find out what I mean by that.