How tidying up clutter improves your health
Professional organizer, Marie Kondo’s international bestseller The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2014) and Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (2019) sent a shock wave through our consumer driven culture. Kondo’s signature “tidying up” process applies a sense of ritual and ceremony that we don’t often afford to our spaces and our belongings in the West. She guides us to ask “Does it spark joy?” and to thank the object as we let it go. Through this intentional process of reducing and reorganizing she helps us transform homes to reflect and support the lives we desire. In doing so, she shows how our surroundings, including our “clutter” impact our everyday lives (positively and negatively).
Do you dread getting your period? For one or two weeks of the month, do you feel like someone else? Irritable, anxious, insomnia, headaches, bloated, heavy? Are you constantly fighting low iron and fatigue? Hormone imbalances can happen gradually over years but can eventually affect every part of our day from work to sleep.