Have you looked around your space lately? Spaces are a great reflection of us. A perceptive person can take one look at a room and tell you all about its owner. Good and bad.
Every now and then we need to de-clutter. If you are busy like me then your space tends to get crowded by hobbies, job tasks, and everyday life. A busy week can result in my space looking as if a small tornado came and went lol.
I try to keep up as much as possible and do a pretty good job. But I realize that every now and then I will need to do an overhaul of my room and spaces.
My physical spaces
I change the scenery. Have you ever noticed how satisfied we are when we rearrange some furniture? Such a minor task can cause great results. I like to switch my space around during seasonal transitions. But I will also do this more often if I have to work from home.
Add something or take something away. Nine times out of ten you have something in your space that doesn’t belong. I am the type to not open my mail until the end of the week. So I had to add a space for my mail. A mount allowed me to keep a pretty aesthetic while clearing space I often will add small details to my room as a way to be more efficient (a small trash could have done the same thing lol). Taking away something is also good. I realized that I do not need a thousand books in my room. This meant giving some away. And returning some back to the library. (Whew!).
My mental spaces
Your internal space needs to be healthy. It is just as important as your physical space and often a direct factor on how your physical space will look. When we are in the zone or mentally tied up the last thing on our minds is vacuuming.
Buy a whiteboard. Having a place to write down ideas or future tasks is plenty helpful. For me it’s a great way to clear up some mental space. I write down something I need to do or buy and that way it’s not hounding me. I typically will place sticky notes on my bathroom mirror because it’s the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing I look at before bed lol.
Yoga Mat or Meditation. Do you ever just need five minutes? Five minutes of peace can clear you out. When I come home the first thing I do is sit. I sit because my work day tends to run into home life and if I’m not careful I will still be at work mentally. Running on autopilot. So I switch gears. I go into my kitchen and just sit for a second or two. Then I make tea or shower and workout. That small window of mediation allows for me to prepare for meetings or whatever else I got going on. The trick is to new when to get up. Sometimes my five minutes turns to fifteen. If that happens to you then don’t beat yourself like I used to do. But acknowledge why you feel so sluggish. Hey you may need to put some tasks to the side and just get some rest and that’s okay!
I know a lot of us, including myself got a lot of things going on. We have hobbies, schoolwork, job, and a social life. Our space tends to be our oasis. It is up to us keep fertilizing what is our sanctuary. Water yourself and drink your water. (And get rid of those water bottles) lol.