The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

June 4, 2018

Book Notes

the life changing magic of tidying up book cover

When I read a book I have the habit of highlighting certain passages I find interesting or useful. After I finish the book I’ll type up those passages and put them into a note on my phone. I’ll keep them to comb through every so often so that I remember what that certain book was about. That’s what these are. So if I ever end up lending you a book, these are the sections that I’ve highlighted in that book. Enjoy!

Imagine yourself living in a space that contains only things that spark joy. Isn’t this the lifestyle you dream of?

The best criterion for choosing what to keep and what to discard is whether keeping it will make you happy, whether it will bring you joy

“Thank you for giving me joy when I bought you” or “Thank you for teaching me what doesn’t suit me” then let it go

Truly precious memories will never vanish even if you discard the objects associated with them

No matter how wonderful things used to be, we cannot live on the past. The joy and excitement we feel here and now are more important

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