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The Confidence Project

Refreshinlgy honest & helpful conversations for fitness-minded women exploring body, business, and the human experience.

Feb 12, 2019

So, if you haven't been living under a rock, you've seen a wave of people "Marie Kondo-ing" their lives. They're organizing their stuff, throwing things away, and trying to hold inanimate objects to discover what brings them joy.

But, why did we get so disorganized in the first place?
Why do we have so much stuff?

The way I see it, if you did the Marie Kondo method- it should be for the last time.

But like with most of the things that we partake in- we aren't ever encouraged to figure out what the cause of the issue is.

You see, the Marie Kondo method is great. However, it addresses a symptom. And for everyone, the cause will be different.
Why do you have so many clothes?
Why is your life so overwhelmingly cluttered or scattered?
Why do you keep buying more stuff?

Many of of these things are habits at this point- habits that bring us closer to some sort of comfort, whether that's the comfort of over-accumulating STUFF, trying to dress a body we hate but are desperately trying to love, or trying to prove something to someone, or even to ourselves.

Debt is similar to this in nature. It's a habit. And you can read any and all "get out of debt" books that you can sink your teeth into and yet- we're only addressing symptoms. You keep digging yourself into debt for a reason, and if no one is asking you what the cause is to your debt-as-a-symptom- you'll get into and out of debt one million times over, just like you'll Marie Kondo your house ten million times.