“The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.” - Marie Kondo
What We’re Watching
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Why Do I Know That Name? Marie Kondo is a tidying guru and bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. It’s one of our favorite reads.
What Season 1 Entails: The show follows Kondo as she tidies up eight houses with her KonMari method. The method breaks cleaning into 5 categories: clothing, books, paper, komono (kitchen, bathroom, garage and everything miscellaneous) and sentimental items. Her mission is to declutter by way of determining what “sparks joy” in the home.
Our Favorite Quote: “Your sensitivity to joy will be honed as you progress through the tidying process.” Is it true? Yes. How do we know? We’ve been applying the method to our own homes, and the trash bags keep piling up.
How We’re Sweating
bodyWHAT? Described as a “functional movement training system”, bodyART is a mix of strength training, flexibility, and breath work that helps improve day to day life. Think of it as yoga meets pilates meets meditation (meets Tai Chi possibly?).
Why We Fell In Love: The instructors presented bodyART as a “Choose Your Own Adventure” practice. Basically, modify when necessary. Take it to the next level when necessary. Apologize to no one.
Our Favorite Line of the Night: “Do not be afraid to take up space.” Now those are some 2019 vibes if we’ve ever heard them #MantraMonday
What We’re Saying Au Revoir To
Whaaaaa?: Thank you, Apple Screentime, for showing us that 4h 23m in one week on Facebook was not how we wanted to be spending our time during the work day (don’t tell the boss!).
Whaaaaa?: We’re giving this a go for one month. Work-related Facebook is done through the computer, and the Facebook Pages and Messenger apps stay put. We’ll be honest, so far, it hasn’t been easy. Stay tuned.