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Be Clean like the Japanese for living your best life ever

Everyone knows that the Japanese have to be the most ordered, clean, systematic people ever, Living their lifestyle will help you bloom into your best self.

Read on to know how to be clean like the Japanese to achieve ultimate fulfillment.

Blogs like this can give you certain tips and tricks and ways but you are the one who will have to mould the pointers in a way that works for your individual self.

Everyone is different and unique ways work for different people, so what works for you, your home, your personality, your family – that you will have to structure yourself out of the given pointers.

Some interesting facts to know about Japanese
living before moving ahead.

In Japan, Cleanliness is considered a part of morality and not as a “boring task” that you “have to do”.

Japanese students are given a cleanliness schedule everyday to clean different parts of their school.

In World Cup football tournaments in Brazil (2014) and Russia (2018), the national team’s fans amazed the world by staying behind to pick up rubbish from the stadium. The players also left their dressing room in immaculate condition. “What an example for all teams!” tweeted FIFA’s general coordinator Priscilla Janssens.

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There’s a routinely plan for cleaning of the neighbourhood, so the community members clean the area in an organized and planned fashion.

Even before Covid-19 times, The Japanese would use masks and sanitizers if they had a cold in order to not spread it saving a fortune on medical leaves and expenses.

Japanese households sort their rubbish into 10 different types to facilitate recycling.

If you visit Japan, you won’t find a speck of litter in the streets due to the rightful traditional practices.

I believe the above-mentioned facts proved why should we care about the Japanese way of living at all.

Now let’s move on to the various things that you can do to be clean like the Japanese.

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#1 Change your Belief

In Japan, cleanliness is not next to godliness – it IS godliness.

Cleanliness is not a tedious task, it’s a part of your moral character.

How you “chose” to view a thing is of utmost importance.

You will need a hell loads of motivation to do something that’s not important to your core-being,

But by training your mindset to address your identity as a “clean and organized person” – you will need little to no motivation to perform the act.

By changing your beliefs around cleaning you will not only take care of big things that you planned like cleaning your wardrobe but you will be clean to the smallest of things like not ever throwing even the tiniest trash in the public place.

#2 Develop a Routine for the week

Why Japanese are so clean is because the individual, the community, the organization – ALL have a specific cleanliness schedule that they develop for the week and then follow it accordingly everyday.

One tip from my side would be to designate a specific time at which you would be performing the rituals everyday.

For example, you chose 7am as the specific time for all days of the week when you would be performing specific cleaning activities that you organized and listed down on Sunday.

Your planner can look something like this –

Monday – At 7am, Clean and Organize the makeup drawers, Tuesday – At 7am, Clean the Wardrobe…and so on.

Read here about commitment devices if you have issues related to keeping up your promises to yourself.

#3 Follow Minimalism

Very simple practice – Keep the things you need NOW.

Not the things that you possibly might need in the future. Throw them out or recycle them into something useful NOW.

The japanese way of living emphasizes this art of minimalism.

Read the book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo to learn more about the magic of minimalism.

#4 Designate specific space for specific items uniformly

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All the stationary at one place. The makeup at one place. All the jewellery at one place.

This practice of careful organization is called “Seiton” in Japanese.

Seiton means determining where and when items are needed and placing them in a way that promotes efficient workflow.

#5 Follow Kaizen to develop this more respectable identity of yours

Kaizen is the Japanese practice of small but continuous improvement that leads to change in a person’s temperament permanently.

Instead of expecting yourself to change into a fully clean person in an hour or a day,

Give your brain, body, soul and mind some time to slowly but perfectly wrapping around this new identity of yours.

Read “Kaizen: The Japanese Method for Transforming Habits, One small step at a time” by Sarah Harvey to learn more about this technique.

I hope this blog gave you some insightful information and helped you remarkably to become your best and the highest self.

Loads of Love.