At home and work, do you function well if you have too much around you?
I like things to be easy. To me, this means putting my hand on whatever I need with ease; knowing I can tidy up quickly and properly; having uncluttered surfaces and being ‘guest ready’.
But here’s the thing, I wasn’t always very organised.
Growing up, I had an innate ability to be able to function in a messy area but as I found out later in life, it strongly affects my peace of mind and productivity.
Becoming organised was quite a journey, I realised I was holding onto too much ‘stuff’, especially art projects and keepsakes.
Art was a huge part of my life when I was younger and I held onto this for many years by trying new craft projects and different classes before finally accepting I wasn’t enjoying it and this was no longer part of who I am.
My keepsakes were stored in 4 large containers, this pulled at my heartstrings but as I went through the process I could see there were only a few key items I loved and wanted.
Through this process, my motto became ‘if you hold onto too much, do you have space for new exciting things to come into your life?’ Those exciting things are hardly ever material items and appear more readily when life is uncluttered – bonus!
Once I had decluttered, the organising process became so much easier but in order for my home to remain that way, I had to learn how to not let more come into my space. I do this by asking myself, do I really need this, does it have a purpose for me right now and politely saying ‘no thank you’ when I am offered something that doesn’t meet this criteria.
I have spent many years enjoying the benefits of being organised and sharing the steps with clients.
Over to you…what challenges do you have and where are you in your journey?
Don’t delay, start today