One of the most popular shows on Netflix right now isn’t a star-studded drama or some uniquely written show with a cult following. On the contrary, it’s a simple half-hour reality show about a Japanese author who specializes in cleaning up people’s messes. In case you haven’t heard of it, the show is called "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo", and it’s based on her bestselling book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up".
How did such a simple concept turn into an unlikely media empire, you might ask? Well, the fact of the matter is that Marie Kondo caught onto something that plagues our society right now. Millions of people around the world are all struggling with de-cluttering their living spaces and offices. Marie Kondo’s approach is much deeper than just a “tidying up”; a chief theme she stresses to her audiences is that if an object doesn’t bring you joy or serve an important purpose, just get rid of it. It’s a rule we should live by for almost every aspect of our lives including relationships, memories, and, of course, our endless amount of stuff.
Part of learning how to destress is to work smarter not harder, which is why we've designed our products to specifically carry the items you actually need. Knowing that your wallet isn’t stuffed with unnecessary items can help give you a clear mind because once you get used to being more purposeful in your daily activities, you’ll find that it can also declutter your mind and free you to be more present. As you get used to the habit of destressing, you’ll almost always find that it speeds up your day too. From the simple aspect of not having to flip through dozens of needless cards in your wallet, you can shave off small increments of time you wasted before.
The importance of prioritizing is one that should never be taken for granted because our modern lives are filled with distractions that take us away from what really counts in life. Obviously owning an Ekster wallet is not going to automatically decrease the time you waste on social media or cut down your television viewing habits, but it could very well be the first step in training yourself on how to work smarter, not harder. The first step every Ekster wallet owner takes before leaving the house is going through the process of only keeping what matters inside of it.
Learning how to clear your mind is a lifelong skill that can become an art form if you take it seriously enough. By putting into practice the act of being more purposeful in your daily routines, you can easily start applying to this almost every other aspect of your life. An Ekster wallet might not be the absolute solution to this but owning one could be the first step to getting there. Click here to join this week's smart wallet giveaway!