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The Art of Tidying

January 24, 2016

12642667_10208589442352815_7711260379238259443_n-2Sunday morning – such a bliss. Coffee freshly brewed, computer on and sun is shining. Considering London is one of the most gloomy and dark city I have ever lived in (expect Sweden) I have a good reason to celebrate.

The whole week however was rather sunless. If not the daily workout and a few coffees a day (by now you may have realised I live on coffee) I would have fallen asleep standing.

Nevertheless, yesterday while sipping (another!) latte I figured out it would be a good idea to plan the spring cleaning. I mean to plan and not to actually do the spring clean (this is so Me!). Since I was little I always had my working desk organised tip-top but as far my wardrobe was concerned – it was always a total disaster.

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myself in my early office

It was a reflection what was important to me and what wasn’t. 20 years later nothing has changed but one thing. Messy environments start to piss me off (I am getting old, right?). You think this would be enough to organise the surrounding. Oh, well not for me. I rather use this time to work, read, enjoy a walk in the park… The idea of never-ending, Sisyphean task which does not benefit my personal development is very daunting. But, even if I could forget all the messy surroundings there was something in the back of my mind saying: this is just too much. Too much stuff, stuff is everywhere: underneath the bed, in the storage cupboard, on top of the fridge.

The truth is I maybe use 30% of all the things I accumulated so far: books I never come back to, clothes I never wear, cosmetics, bags, shoes. I only need a bare minimum to function.

And here is my secret weapon: “The life-changing magic of tidying” by Marie Kondo. Yes, I do need some inspiration and a proposed system to tackle the piles of unnecessary stuff. May force stay with me…

Agata founded Prospectus to share inspiration and her managerial experience as a way of encouraging others not to be afraid to take executive decisions in both their professional and private life. Launched in December 2015, Prospectus is a growing collection of conversations around management, leadership, personal finance & professional attire.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Marta January 26, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    A ja wierzę, że robienie porządków ma w sobie coś uzdrawiającego. Dzieje się tak, gdyż kiedy sprzątamy np. w naszej szafie, to w naszej psychice również zachodzą podobne zmiany. Pozbywamy się niepotrzebnych obciążeń, porządkujemy nasze życie. Pozbycie się starych, niedziałających, bezużytecznych rzeczy otwiera nas na zmiany. Warto wierzyć, iż za każdym posprzątaniem bałaganu na naszym biurku czy oddaniem nienoszonych już od lat ubrań, przyciągamy pozytywne zmiany do naszego życia. Czy może by lepsza motywacja? I tym oto sposobem idę sprzątać w swojej szafie z ubraniami, a kolejne noworoczne postanowienie zostanie zaliczone.

    • Reply Agata Lemos February 7, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Zgadzam sie jak najbardziej. Moim zdaniem im wiecej rzeczy (ciuchow w tym przypadku) tym wolniej energia przeplywa…Zamiast ubran, ktore naprawde lubimy i bedziemy nosic po prostu trzymamy w szafie niepotrzebne rzeczy. Jezeli decuzja o tym co ubiore na siebie zajmuje mi wiecej niz pol minuty a samo ubranie wiecej niz 10 min to znaczy, ze cos jest nie tak 🙂

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