To find joy and meaning in your life, it’s important to know joy when you feel it, see it, taste it, smell it, and touch it. In the KonMari Method,® Marie Kondo teaches that joy is the standard that should govern your life, from determining what clothing to keep and what to dispose of, to choosing to take a vacation and shopping for groceries. But what exactly is “joy?”
Joy is more than a fleeting happy moment, it goes deeper. At its core it’s a feeling. It’s the feeling you get when you discover a long-lost picture of your child feeding geese by hand at the state capitol all those years ago. It’s the way you feel when you slip into your most comfortable pair of jeans. Joy comes from a deeply personal place in your soul and your body reacts positively to the sensation.
Consider those jeans. What if you put them on and they were too tight? What if your ex saw you when you were wearing them? Would you still feel confident and comfortable, or would you be embarrassed and self-conscious? Instantly, you know whether those jeans bring you joy. The more you ask yourself these questions, the better you will become at figuring out what brings you joy. Hone your radar and you will begin to notice those things that bring you a sense of calm, relaxation, thrill, and personal connection.
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