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5 Things You Should Be Doing Daily (According to Marie Kondo)

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The KonMari method really helps keep your life in order.

Famous for the creation of this method, Marie Kondo (an expert in organizing) uses and teaches this method to help you simplify and organize your home for a better state of mind.

So, taking it one step further, this is an inside look at her personal daily habits to help you follow and streamline your own life with ease.  

Here are five daily tips that Marie Kondo says you should do on a daily basis.

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5 Essential Habits Marie Kondo Does Daily to Streamline Her Life

1. Start Your Mornings With Good Energy habits.

It’s very important to start your day on a good note.

Marie gets up early with her family. She opens all of the windows to bring in the fresh air. She believes keeping her home comfortable brings clear energy. You can also burn incense or candles to boost this fresh, clean feeling.

Marie also tries to meditate or pray to start her day with thankfulness. Marie Kondo says doing this will clear your mind and give you the right state of mind to begin the day.

She also gets dressed every morning out of her pajamas straight away. This sets her in the frame of mind to work. She says to always work in something that makes you feel extra confident to get the most done throughout the day. 

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2. Give Thanks To Your Belongings.

Each day you should give thanks to your belongings. This may sound silly, but it’s important to give thanks to anything that supports you.

From the purse you carried to the jacket you wore, return it to your closet and thank it. You can even say it out loud.

Marie Kondo is famous for thanking her items for their service before she gives them away. She also believes in showing gratitude before each item is discarded.

When you do this, you’re giving meaning to all of your items. You’re not taking your life for granted.

Possessions are worldly goods that cannot make you happy as a person, but your thankfulness for each possession can change your outlook on life as a whole.

3. Purify The Home.

Marie says she starts the day with good energy, but you should also purify your home.

This doesn’t need to be a crazy process. You can do small things that add up to purify your home. This is important when you’re cleaning and tidying areas of the home that haven’t been touched in a while.

Some areas don’t get much airflow and will need more concentration.

You can open windows to let the fresh breeze flow through the home. Light candles and diffuse essential oils to help cleanse your home. Kondo also enjoys burning incense.

When you stay busy tidying and purifying the home, you feel a sense of power and meaning.

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4. Make a Daily To-Do List.

It might sound like something a teacher made you do in school, but making a to-do list is actually great for productivity. Write down your tasks for the day.

Include everything you need to do. You can include answering emails, going to the dry cleaners, folding laundry, and checking on a friend. It doesn’t matter how big or small the task.

Don’t write things down that are impossible that day. When you have a long to-do list, it gets hard to motivate yourself.

Keep it simple with the tasks you can do on that day. You can create a subcategory on your list of things that you want to accomplish, but know it might not get done.

Don’t let this part of the list overwhelm you. When you’re done with each item, check it off. This will give you satisfaction each day.

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5. Create a Stellar Nighttime Routine.

A routine at night is important for the entire family. Some people believe a routine is only best for young children but everyone thrives off routines.

After you get home from work, eat dinner with the family. Play with your kids. Go outside to enjoy the fresh air. Watch television with your family before you read a book and put the kids to bed. You can create your own routine. You know what works best for your own family.

Once your kids are in bed or when the day is nearing an end, it’s time to get things done. You can put items back in place, relax to read a book, or wash the dishes.

The important part of this is to maintain a routine. Sometimes the routine will get thrown off, and that is okay. Everyone in the family, and of course yourself, will thrive from following a routine.


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Marie Kondo prioritizes the things that spark joy in her life. She wants to keep the focus on the things she values.

If you want to spark joy in your own life, start by doing these five things each day. You’ll achieve clarity and happiness as you strive to live your life to the fullest!

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