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Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by your workspace or home? If you work from home, is it sometimes difficult to focus because of everything around you? Is your workspace so cluttered and disorganized that you dislike being there?
In the New Year, not only do a create lists of goals but I also like to create themes. I want this year to be about finding comfort and peace and since I cannot control the big wide world around me, that feeling will be created in my home and my relationships. I am committed to maintaining a home and studio space that works for me, speaks to my soul and that I am proud to share with others.
Happiness to me starts in the comfort of our spaces. If you take daily steps to keeping your home/office/studio an efficient and motivating place then waking up in the morning is just that much easier. Closing your eyes at night is done with ease. Having friends or neighbors just stopping by doesn’t result in a sense of panic. When you know where things are you don’t waste loads of time looking for things. Crazy! Without all the meaningless mind chatter that comes from clutter and overwhelm you have more space for creativity and awesome discoveries.
If you do a little organizing everyday can make this whole adventure a lot easier. Create a drop space (desk, box, etc) near your front door and go through it every evening. Go ahead and sort through the mail as soon as you take it into your space and avoid massive mail piles.
If your space is a little drab and boring, commit to making it a lively, inspiring place to be by creating mood boards and changing the artwork seasonally. What kind of feeling do you want to create in your home? Play with color and flowers to give it a little punch.
The best way to keep this practice in place is to become and stay aware of how your space affects your mood and work level. Recognize your habits and note how you feel after a few days in a tidy, motivating space. Feeling a little down or crabby? Take a look around. Is there something in your physical space that you could change?
Enlist a friend or a professional (like me!) to help if you don’t want to work on your space by yourself. Having someone to assist you in getting rid of clutter and to see your space in a new and enlightening way can be really life changing.
What wonderful changes to you want to make in your space?
Shelly Kerry — Creating Space, Mindful Living
Shelly Kerry is the founder of the program Creating Space, Mindful Living – motivating and inspiring people to run their businesses more efficiently. She helps others look at their personal and professional lives and explore what is and isn’t working. As a jewelry designer she has spent many years testing and honing the skills and discipline needed to run your own creative business while still having time for friends, family and fun. She puts her wealth of experience to use in the Creating Space service – healthy living advice to help keep you motivated and make the most out of your already busy schedule. She will help you find both the physical and emotional space so you can pursue your dreams and she’ll always insist there’s time for yourself.
Shelly writes guest posts on living your best life on well-known blogs such as Kanelstrand, Handmade Success and Awfully Grand and is pursuing a Core Strengths coaching certificate through San Francisco State University.
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