Dear Twenty-Something

Happiness, Living in My Environment

February 4, 2018

4 February 2018

“The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.”- Marie Kondo

Dear Twenty- Something,

I know that life can be overwhelming. So often it seems that things start piling up, and then they just don’t stop.

Skip one day of laundry and all of a sudden you have no clean clothes.

May as well stop buying fresh food, am I right? It all goes to the drawer of good intentions anyways because you forgot you bought it and its probably a certifiable science experiment.

Don’t even get me started on the pantry. Forget KonMari. That cannot be real.

But wait… hold on! There is hope yet.

Take a deep breath. Yes, life is crazy busy and you feel like you don’t have nearly enough time in a day. But it will only take you a few hours. Set aside the time. “Ground” yourself for just one day. Throw dinner in the crockpot and tackle a few things so you can breathe this week.

Pick up all those loose papers from your assignments this week and put the pillows back on the couch.

Reorganize your tupperware cabinet so you can find all of the lids.

Throw out all the expired food and put all of the snacks you can still eat in easy to reach areas so when you are packing your lunch you are ready to go.

All of a sudden, dinner is ready, the house is clean and you’re ready to watch some football.

I promise it doesn’t take that long, and that the peace you’ll feel afterwards is so worth it.

Call it a mental health day.

Do it for yourself. You won’t regret it.

 

-S

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