The new year is high time to hit refresh in our lives. This means letting go of negativity and clutter so we can embrace positive energy and have better living space. But if you find yourself stuck and don't know where to start, here's a quick cheat sheet on how you can start living your best year yet.


Step 1: Get inspired.

If you haven't found the time to read Marie Kondo's The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up or Spark Joy—we still highly advice that you still do, though—then you might prefer to watch the decluttering master live in action instead. Marie partnered up with Netflix and produced Tidying Up, an eight-episode docuseries that shows how the KonMari Method effectively help lives everywhere. Perhaps, you can pick up a few tips and tricks here, which you can apply in your tidying journey.

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Step 2: Select.

After you successfully employ the KonMari Method in your space and closet, it's time to look to the Swedish for a lifestyle change. From the people who taught us hygge, comes the lagom life. This means living moderately—nothing too much, nothing too little; just right. You can apply this concept as a form of discipline to follow your diet plan, and to control your expenditures.


Moreover, you can apply lagom to keep your clutter-free closet intact until the year ends. Essentially, by mastering lagom, you'll be able to try all the new-season trends without maxing out your credit card or emptying your funds. Remember to keep balance in your wardrobe by being selective and investing in quality and versatile pieces.

Step 3: Go the extra mile.

Let's be honest: One's self is no longer just limited to your person, your clothes, or household. The self is also found in the digital world. Just how many parts of yourself are left floating around the world wide web? Can't remember? Then it's time to retrace your steps and do a digital data detox.

This data detox will help you recollect information about yourself that could be readily accessible to just about anyone on the net. Follow this eight-day digital detox kit that will guide you to get a hold of your digital self better online.


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