Does It Bring You Joy??

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Those simple words, have changed my life... If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo, and have a desire to get organized, check out: 'The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing', by Marie Kondo. I was about half way through the book, when it hit me that the author was ultimately talking about decluttering more than my sock drawer.  She was talking about decluttering my life.  Wow. In a nut shell, Ms. Kondo suggests that you base the decluttering and organizing of your home/apartment/space, etc. only on those items that bring you joy.  She suggests you hold each item and ask, 'Does it bring me Joy'.  If not, its history.  It's that simple.  Now, don't be fooled, it's not always easy... I had never thought to ask myself if someone or something brought me joy...  I was a bit flummoxed...   I had never looked at my life and the trappings therein, and asked myself the question, 'Does It Bring Me Joy'...  Truth be told, there are a lot of things in my life that don't bring me joy, and that was the moment I decided to make some changes. There are obviously a million ways to go about weeding out that which isn't joyous, but I decided to focus on those things and those people that DO bring me joy and move slowly outwards.  This blog, my Yoga and Sorcha Holistics are a direct result of that simply questions...  Does It Bring You Joy...  The answer is a resounding yes. So, if you have a few minutes and can sit quietly someplace and NOT be interrupted, ask yourself the same questions.  What is it that brings you Joy?  Even if it's only a few minutes each day, carve out moments for yourself and do something that brings you joy.  Not only do you deserve the 'you time', but I can honestly say that I am a happier mother, wife and person for finding those few moments.  It's amazing how that warm, happy feeling follows me throughout the day.  And, while my sock drawer is still a bit of a mess, like my life, it's a work in progress :) Have a wonderful and blessed Friday- Sarah.


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