The KonMari Method
About a couple of months ago, I read the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I’ve since been obsessed! I cleaned out my room (even went to the extent of re-painting it), threw and gave away a lot of the stuff that did not spark joy. So now, I have a space devoid of clutter, everything has its own place. I am really happy.
So, in an effort to apply the KonMari method to everything in my life, I’ve moved to cleaning out my digital space. I started with my devices. I deleted apps and files I no longer use, games I don’t even play. I’ve turned off notifications for practically everything. I don’t get notified for anything unless I open the app myself.
And just a couple of days ago, I took my obsession to Instagram. First of all, let me just say that Instagram in itself is a bundle of joy and I will never, ever get rid of it. Not for a very long time at least. It’s my favorite social media platform and is the only one I’m very active on. But when I looked closer at my feed, I saw a lot of things that do not spark joy. I’ve always felt like my posts were all over the place. There was no coherence and it’s basically just not visually pleasing (to me, at least). So, I went on a delete spree. I think I was at around 600 posts, and I’ve gotten that down to 150. I’ve decided to delete all posts relating to calligraphy and lettering, selfies, and chose to just stick to one theme, travel photography. I figure, with my love for traveling and photography, I will never run out of pictures to post. Besides, sea, nature, architecture, streets, all in my feed? Ah, that’s all the joy I need.
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And with this, I am also changing a few things on the blog. I still haven’t done anything yet, but I will get to it in the days to come.
So where did my lettering and calligraphy posts go?
Nowhere yet. I’m in the process of launching a new account and a website which will hopefully happen sometime soon. Target of completion is before June this month. I’m still deciding whether to migrate old posts or just make new ones for a more coherent account. Marie Kondo, what have you done to meeee?
I have to admit, this is not brought about entirely by my KonMari obsession. Part of it is because I think I’ve grown up. I feel like my life is slowly changing and I can’t contain my excitement. Seriously, I’m losing sleep over it.
This is all I can say for now. Thanks for reading through my mini update. See you around!