Marie Kondo has become a household name thanks to her Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. She’s the undisputed Queen of Clean, and her KonMari method of decluttering one’s home has helped countless people around the world get their house in order (including yours truly).
My wife and I actually just finished the entire Kondo process ourselves, and lemme tell you – it WORKS if you work it. I’ve never felt happier in my home, and I know where everything is!
Kondo’s name has become synonymous with a happy, clutter-free, productive life, but have you ever wondered what she does to start her day? How does the Titan of Tidying set herself up for success every day?
In an interview with Tim Ferris, Kondo described her morning routine as follows:
“After I wake up [around 6:30 a.m.], I focus my thoughts on the house. For example, I say good morning to my house. […] Of course, I tell my family members good morning as well. Then I open up all of the windows, circulate the air.”
Kondo said she also takes the time to do around 20 minutes of yoga, after which she prepares breakfast for herself and her family. The food depends on the season, as well as her mood.
“In the summer, I love making cold-pressed juice. In the winter, we eat a lot of Japanese breakfasts. It’s really good for you and it’s healthy. It consists of rice and miso soup,” she explains.
“It really depends on the day. So for example, I’ll have Japanese omelets or leftovers from the night before. I really don’t have a set menu for my breakfast; I make what I feel like would be fit and good that day.”
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In accordance with Japanese tradition, Kondo also cleans the area around the entrance to her home, including the outside. “In Japan, there’s a clear division between the entrance outside; between inside and outside,” says Kondo. “The entrance is where you can kind of dust off anything you’ve accumulated outside.”
Sounds nice, doesn’t it?