I Started My Marie Kondo Style De-Cluttering With Social Media
You’ve probably heard about Marie Kondo, the Japanese organizing consultant famous for her tiding up strategies. She’s the toast of the town in right now, but she became a household name after Netflix premiered her TV series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.
She promotes minimalism, and guides her life through the KonMarie principle, an organizing method inspired by the Shindo religion. So, instead of trying the KonMariee principle in the space I live in, I actually tried with the people around me. Why? Because I don’t own the house I live in, and currently I share it several people, so it didn’t feel right to throw away stuff that isn’t mine.
So, I started with the only place I know how to de-clutter in the right way. My social media platforms. Now, bear in mind that I own this blog, and promote it on social media, but for the part few month I found myself being truly unhappy with the people that I share my posts.
So, I picked up my courage and deleted a Facebook friend who was way too heavy on sharing her life on social media. We all go to places and like to post photos from time to time, but this is too much. I wasn’t envious of her lifestyle, but I felt it little too overbearing. I don’t know why but it was pissing me off and she had to go.
The second person was a girl (not yet a woman) that liked to trash her exes. Constantly. Post after post about her ex boyfriends. Come on girl! Move on and stop blabbing about how awful they were to you. Learn from your mistakes and move on!
A bunch of religious nut jobs also were casualties of my KonMarie method, for logical reasons, and the Meme dude. All that this dude posted on Facebook was stupid meme photos that were also pissing me off. Share a song, a trailer for the movie that you watched. Something other than memes for F***S sake.
I don’t have a problem with people’s spamming and notifications in order to promote their business. Heck I do it too. But I do have a problem with people constantly complaining on social media, never doing anything to change their lives, moods or their characters and end up blaming the world for their problems. I had a lot of those too and they had to go.
So, in a nutshell I feel freer and a lot more relieved. Maybe Marie was right. Removing and distancing yourself from the negativity and the clutter will make you a better person. It also made me more selective about the people I accept on my social media platforms. It also made me realize how much of a toxic place social media can be. Thanks Marie. The world feels a lot better now.