The life-changing magic

Creative people are least tidy.
Well, it’s Time to break that myth and decode the jinx.

Tidy, is in fact, the most creative solution that can happen to you in your busy life toying your daily needs.

At New Delhi world book fair 2018, I came across a book – ‘The life-changing magic of tidying up’ by Marie Kondo, a Japanese author, whose english translation had recently flared up the book sales over 2 million copies worldwide. 

One of the stalls at the New Delhi world book fair 2018

Originally published in 2011 in Japanese, the author attributes that this work is a culmination of 80% of her lifetime, which she claims having devoted to the topic on tidiness.

That’s the one. Last row middle one.

We know about Japan, on how disciplined they are, the Hayabusa & super komachi shinkansen, the kimono they wear, their tea table, the manner in which they serve, the tiffin box of Japanese kids that their mothers’ prepare (if you haven’t seen it, ditch this write-up right away and YouTube on Japanese school lunch box – the”bento box”)

The author talks about the KonMari method, which she has developed into a coursework that she offers to her clients as a consultant, in order to bring radical changes in the lives of those practicing her methods. She guarantees that her methods have been time-tested & people practicing them do not end-up into relapse.

She highlights how decluttering can have a strong visible impact on our daily life. She calls it magic, as her methods are non-elusive and simple. We already tend to know about them, but do not ponder over much to a level that is required. It’s like that one basic stuff, which we all know about, but somehow do not instil in daily life. The forces that work against are the hurdles, and the author  claims to magically lift them up through her KonMari method.

I’m glued to the book since the start and I’m looking forward at experiencing this magic. I am anticipating how this book may lift the deadweight that is blocking my sight.

Writers’ guild (LtoR): Subhadra, Ranjit Lal, Prerna, Moderator and Vandana (illustrator)

Most of the problems related with tidying are known, and straight-forward, but haven’t been at success over solving them on my own. And from the feedbacks indexed at the introduction in the book, it feels hopeful that finally a help is within my reach.

Tidiness is an art,‍ no less a science. I’m all eager to feel it’s force. At the back of the mind, it looks – ‘all good, all known’, but that thing – the mojo; that which makes things happen, that one thing, that is what I anticipate at gaining from this book.

Wishing all the luck!

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The original purpose of this blog was promoting city cycling and popularizing urban green belt corridors, which it did for it's first one and a half year, since the year of it's launch - 2014. Now-a-days, that is, since the last two years, I haven't been city commuting on my bike, thanks to my city earning the world's most air polluted region title. And thanks to the redesigning of City roads, those are forked under construction since last six months, loosing a green cover of a whooping 9,100+ trees and the rising construction dust hazards. And lastly thanks to El nino of 2015 and El nina of 2016. I don't know if I have missed any other reason. The theme of the blog, hence, changed, into a bit of my own ramblings covering topics, such as - my travel blogging, Social issues in India, Climate change & biodiversity conservation.

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