Book Review: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
Published by: Ten Speed Press on October 14, 2014.
Genres: Self-Help, Nonfiction
Pages: 226
Format: E-Book
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There is a two-step method to tidying permanently: reduce what you own, then organize what remains. Marie Kondō goes into great detail about how to create a clutter free space so you can thrive in life.

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Changing friction is the only productivity tool you will ever need.

In the past few weeks I have had an enormous amount of realization about how to organize the priorities in my life. It stemmed from the book I’m currently reading: Atomic Habits. In a portion of the book James Clear discusses environmental design and how changing friction, or the number of steps involved in a given action, can help you accomplish the goals that are important to you. Clear made a claim that has stuck with me since reading the book, “disciplined people are better at structuring their lives in a way that does not require heroic willpower and self-control. In other words, they spend less time in tempting situations.” Up until implementing this I was very undisciplined; I would make goals but would never follow up, start projects and never finish them, and mainly be prone to distractions easily.

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