Book Review: Life-Changing Magic:A Journal from Marie Kondo

Does this spark joy? Marie Kondo, author of the bestselling book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, says these four words have to power to change your mindset. By asking yourself which things, activities, and relationships spark joy, and which don't, you can mindfully change your life.

This journal gives the writer a space to write a small bit each day on what sparks joy for them. Every year for the past 4 years, I have kept a gratitude journal. I have kept note of a few things each day that I am grateful for. As 2016 begins, I am excited to start this new journal for something different. . .For me, it sounds like I will be taking the gratitude journal up a notch. Marie Kondo says that if you are looking to make changes in your life, this journal can be used to help envision your ideal life. Ask yourself, what would make my job spark joy for me? What about my daily errands? My meals? My surroundings? According to Marie Kondo, "By imagining actual ways you can spark joy in your life every day, and then appreciating those things and events that do spark joy in you, you will make your life shine."

Life-Changing Magic is a beautiful journal companion to The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It can also be used alone. It is set up to write 6 lines of what sparks you joy each day of the year--For THREE years. Interspersed throughout this simple journal are various Marie Kondo quotes and uplifting words geared to help you spark joy in your life. It would be a great journal to start the new year with a mindset of finding your own Joy Sparks in every day of your life. Then, in the next two years, you could look back at what brought you joy and see changes in your life as you write what brings you joy in the new year.A red ribbon marker helps you keep your page each day. If you are looking to implement Marie Kondo's methods and make changes in your life, I would recommend this beautiful journal as a tool to better your life and make the changes you need to.

Please note this book releases on December 29, 2015. It is currently available for pre-order from Amazon and other major booksellers.

I received an advanced copy of this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

About the Author

MARIE KONDO is a professional cleaning consultant with a three-month waiting list. Inspired by the Japanese book Throw-Out Skills and a lifelong love of all things house and home, she began her study of the art of cleaning, established her consulting business, and founded the KonMari Method. Her courses, “Lessons on Organization and Storage for Women” and “Lessons on Organization and Storage for Company Presidents”, have many dedicated fans. Her previous book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and has become a worldwide sensation.


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