Everyone is talking about Marie Kondo’s mantra for de-cluttering our lives. She asks us to ask ourselves, “Does this (insert name of object) spark joy?” to decide whether it stays or gets binned. Perhaps inadvertently you have been following this rule for the endeavours you pursue, but badly. Rather than eliminating pursuits, your quest for joy seems to be accumulating more things to do than you can handle at once, and when that gets to be a joyless state of things, you simply move on to the next thing? You may not agree with any of the above for yourself, BUT, if you have been finding it difficult to manage your finances, time, or indeed, any resource, or if you have more projects on the anvil than in the FINISHED pile, then there is a problem. What you need to realise this month is that the joy you seek is not somewhere out there waiting for you in the form of some dream job or way of life. Make your source of joy the achievement of perfection (or as close as you can get to it) in what you do already have. Your cards seem to be showing a tendency to procrastinate, and that too might have to do with your mental resources being thinly spread over a growing list of to-dos — vow to finish just one small task everyday, that will be enough, and slowly proceed to the finish line. For some of you, something you lost is to be found somewhere right under your nose.
While you figure out how to sort things, here’s some comic relief: https://www.funnyordie.com/2019/1/30/18202565/marie-kondo-parody-tidying-up-my-boyfriends-disgusting-apartment#
From left to right: Context, advice.
Until next time… 🙂