Marie Kondo’s magical art of tidying up has taken the world by storm since Netflix released Tidying Up based on the simple yet ingenious idea that if your possessions don’t spark joy it is time to let them go. De-cluttering has a powerful impact on your energy and mood so if throwing or giving away the things that no longer spark joy can give you energy and a new lease of life why stop with your living space, it might be time to Marie Kondo your life!
We pick up beliefs, mostly as children, from various sources; from our parents, society or the culture we belong to. Sometimes they make sense, but more often than not they slow us down and keep us stuck. What we believe has a major impact on how we show up in the world and yet we rarely examine our beliefs to see if we still believe them or whether they still serve us. Our thinking needs to grow and evolve just as we do, so take some time to get clear on what you believe and decide whether you want to take that belief into your future or replace it with something new.
Think of different areas of your life, money, relationships, work, family, friends, personal development, and spirituality are some examples. Pay particular attention to the areas you would like to be different and ask yourself ‘What do I believe about…..? Trust the first thing that comes up, and sit with it for a few minutes to see what follows. Write down everything that pops into your head. Now look at those beliefs and decide whether you want to keep it, chuck it or re-frame it.
If you want to explore more deeply use the journaling prompt below to gain even more insight in what needs to be spring cleaned in your life.