If you’ve been feeling less than great about the state of your home over the last year, you’re not alone. The year 2020 had us scrambling to adjust our mindset to the new normal and to establish new boundaries in such a short time. It’s little wonder that housework even made it to the top of our priorities list.
This is why with 2021, we need a new attitude and mindset that embraces the mishmash of things that makes up our lives instead of constantly trying to edit it. This means allowing messes now and then and forgiving ourselves for not getting all the chores done or having a perfectly curated, Pinterest home.
This concept is not new. The Japanese call it zakka. Loosely defined as “miscellany that improves our lives”, it is a more relaxed attitude towards one’s home and life. One might even call it the next step in the evolution of Konmari because it’s still about having things that spark joy while acknowledging that we need not control everything. The following mindset tips should help you embrace this new attitude.