Detox Your Space For Better Productivity
Your internal world is represented in your external world (Click to Tweet).
Day Ten: Detox Your Space
Doing the work internally should always, always come first, as what you feel internally is represented in all the things around you. If your workspace, home, car, and any other place you frequent are cluttered, disorganized, and dirty, chances are it’s because internally, you feel the same way. Perhaps you’re stressed, worried, or all over the place emotionally, and now it’s pouring into your environment.
It’s time to clean up the mess.
Going into the new year, we’re all trying to detox our bodies and lose the weight we’ve gained over the holidays, but we rarely, if ever, take time to declutter our living areas. Having a clean environment is not only aesthetically pleasing but it’s also great for productivity. Who can focus when there are stacks of paper everywhere, clothes thrown about the room, and nothing seems to be in its right place? Though we make it work by pushing things out of the way, that again is representative of what is going on internally. You cannot push your problems away and expect the area to become clean; you’ve simply moved the junk to another location.
Take this time to remove things from your home and workspace that you do not need. If you haven’t used it, don’t plan to use it, or you’re holding onto it because it’s tied to something—or someone—from your past, get rid of it. Anything that is not conducive to where you’re trying to go does not need to be kept. Keep things around that make you happy, bring peace, and that help you along your journey to becoming better.
I highly recommend you check out The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up which further explains why decluttering your life is so beneficial.
Are you a minimalist or a hoarder?