That which “sparks joy” became a household phrase all thanks to Marie Kondo and her life-changing Konmari Method. I was also smitten by this wonderful Japanese lady who aims to help families de-clutter and tidy up their houses in order to focus on things that matter most, like spending time with their families and doing what they love to do best. I discovered her book last year along with her unique way of discarding items you no longer need and keeping only those that spark your joy. I must admit, tidying up at home is rather challenging and it was not easy letting go of things especially for a pack rat like me, but her technique sure is very effective. I particularly loved the way she folds her clothes and things and after watching her inspiring series on Netflix, I was even bent on clearing up the clutter we’ve been hoarding for years and give more space for that which will serve our lives here and now.

So much like in tidying and cluttering up around our home, we must also do the same with our hearts and minds. We need to de-clutter thoughts and feelings that no longer serve us, and focus on what matters in the here and now. Meditation helps a lot in sorting through the sorting through these emotions and thoughts while keeping an attitude of gratitude helps us in zeroing in on that which will allows us to be happier and to be better versions of ourselves. So, I guess it is safe to deduce that maintaining a regular meditation and exercise on cultivating our gratitude, along with Konmari-ing our homes, will truly work wonders in making 2019 as our best year yet! ^_^

This week, I am grateful for:

:rainbow: my new succulents
:rainbow: uber long conversation on the phone with a dear friend from across the miles!
:rainbow: the little man’s new milestone
:rainbow: family time :heart:
:rainbow: lazy afternoons at home
:rainbow: surviving January
:rainbow: afternoon naps
:rainbow: sticking to my no-spend resolution for January {at least for planning, crafts, and pens} and buying only what I absolutely need
:rainbow: Netflix binging with the little man
:rainbow: me-time and quiet time for this mum
:rainbow: Deepak Chopra on IG Live
:rainbow: inspiring calligraphy and planner accounts on IG {I so badly need the inspiration to get to work on my planner and journal daily}

What are you thankful for today? :heart:

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mumwrites

is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.