107: What the Marie Kondo Method Isn’t Teaching You

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.

 

In the podcast, I shared a recipe and a portion of a workout that is inside The Confidence Collective membership program here on my website.

Recipe:

Did you know that you can use Diet Coke as a way to cook meat inside your crockpot? (Side note: contrary to popular opinion, Diet Coke will not kill you. But if you think it will, feel free to use regular Coke or Pepsi.)

  • Place chicken in the crockpot, frozen or thawed is fine. I prefer to use boneless, skinless, unbreaded chicken tenders or chicken breasts.
  • Cover the chicken with the Diet Coke and wait for the carbonation to die down a bit to make sure that the meat is fully covered.
  • I turn my crock pot on high for the day, but you could also put it on low depending on how long until you want to eat. When it’s done, I drain all the liquid out, cover with BBQ sauce, and shred.
  • It’s the most moist, delicious chicken! (Sorry to everyone who hates the word “moist.” I’m with you.) I put the chicken on a salad with mixed lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, salsa verde ranch, and occasionally some Fritos on top for some extra crunch.

Workout:

WARM UP. Do not just jump onto the equipment.

Head to the bench press. Work up to your heaviest set of 10 reps on bench without your form breaking.

Go through the following 5 times:

  1. 10 Barbell Bench Presses
  2. Superset that with 10 Dumbbell Thrusters
  3. 10 Pushups
  4. 10 Plank with Shoulder Tap (Right & Left each count as one)

Remember that form is king!

 

Did you try the recipe or the workout? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you!

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