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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?


  • Jay Colby

    Great tips to detox in 2018. I agree with you cleaning up our life is imperative to improving our productivity.

  • Natasha

    WHY DO I LOVE THAT LAUNDROMAT PHOTO! YES! And detoxing needs to be done throughout the year so that you keep yourself and your space healthy! Of course, the new year is as good a time as any to start this.

  • Ashleigh

    When reading this I thought about my room which isn’t dirty but definitely messy lol. It probably does have to do with all the things I’m working on and stressed about

  • ShaBree

    Couldn’t have said it any better! I recently cleaned up my office space and it made a huge difference. A clear space gives you a clear mind.

  • Danasia Fantastic

    First, let’s just soak in this magnetic photo you have at the laundromat! Totally my mood for 2018… Just all the feels and I would definitely classify myself as a minimalist.

  • EG III

    So often do we think of detoxing our bodies, I never consider a space detox. Definitely something I think we could all benefit from!

  • Mimi Green

    I needed this read. When places are out of sorts so am I. I feel overwhelmed and don’t do anything. I need to clean my ride for sure. My goal for the week is to clean up all of my spaces.

  • Kayvona

    I would call myself in between, I have areas of my life that I keep extremely organized and then when it comes to Beauty items I want them all haha.

  • Ramona

    I’m a hoarder. I need to declutter my space, for real for real. I agree that your internal world is represented by your external world – great quote.

  • Elle (CleverlyChanging)

    I agree that cleaning up your body and the mess that we’ve digested over the years is just as important as getting your life right in the New Year! I love the photo’s visual imagery in a laundry room. It’s very fierce.

  • Kita

    Yes! I purged and purged and now my house feels light. I work from home so it has made a big difference.

  • Kiwi

    I want to be a minimalist but I think I can be hoarderish on a low scale. I am definitely going to get rid of a lot of stuff that I dont need to detox my life.

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