Nothing sparks the desire to simplify more than the feeling of overwhelm or of not having enough time. Who doesn't wish for more time, nearly every day? Everything we do replaces something else that we cannot do at the same time. We have the ability to tune in and figure out what feels like an intrusion, or a leech, on our life's energy.
Time magazine calls bestselling author Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up the declutter bible for 2015. Using her last and first name, Kondo developed her "KonMari Method" for transforming her clients' lives by helping them clear their homes, find what "sparks joy" and live the lives they want.
Sure, you're not really in love with all this clutter in your home. Having stuff all over the place isn't something we like because not only does it clutter our physical space, but it also clutters our mind and our emotional state. In fact, it can even affect our ability to focus and process information.