Have you ever taken a good look at your social media channels and asked yourself if all your “friends” spark joy? If what they post is really what you are interested in? I did recently and here is why I KonMari’ed my facebook friends list and instagram followers.
What exactly is the KonMari Method?
In 2011 Marie Kondo released a book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. The premise behind the book is to de-clutter your home and to get rid of things that no longer “spark joy”. This is known as the KonMari method. Recently Netflix released the ever so popular Tidying up with Marie Kondo. It was a huge hit and people around the world have been tidying up ever since.
Who are your true friends?
After her first book was released in 2011, I read it and went into a KonMari frenzy. I purged and organized and got rid of so many things that no longer sparked joy. A few years later, after moving across the country from Rhode Island to Texas I learned many things about myself and my “friends”. Many of those so-called friends I had in Rhode Island stopped talking to me. Some of my closest friends who I would have thought would have wanted to say goodbye, never did. It was hurtful to say the least.
After being in Dallas and settled, I decided it was time to KonMari my social media channels. Many of those “friends” I had, no longer sparked joy for me. They either constantly posted things on Facebook or Instagram that left me feeling annoyed or I just fell out of touch with them. If what they posted didn’t spark joy in me I deleted them from my channels. But let’s be honest, when we go onto facebook we want to see happy things. You know babies, puppies, butterflies and rainbows. Not politics! So after a few hours of deleting and unfollowing like a mad woman, I was finished.
Do it. You won’t be sorry!
I was amazed at how much better I felt after going through my social media channels and KonMar-ing them. I now only see friends I want to see, things that spark joy in me. My house may not be super organized or minimalist but my