Last week I was telling my Mastermind Coach that I felt like I was out of control and unorganized. I was having trouble thinking clearly and getting things done. I would start on one project, get distracted and then start on a different project. I was going in circles, working my tail off and had nothing to show for it.
Then it came crashing down. Seriously. My closet organizer fell apart and broke and things were pouring out of my closet. Great, just what I needed. But in fact, it was exactly what I needed.
This incident forced me to step outside my work and focus on my environment. For about a year now I have hated my room and have been unhappy with my office space but didn’t know where to begin. Given the circumstances I had no choice but to start.
I spent the weekend buying new shelves and storage spaces for my closet. Everything came together nicely. I even purged old clothes I haven’t worn in years and once my closet was set up just they way I wanted it, I moved on to the office. I reorganized, shredded papers, scanned important documents and added some plants. From there I moved on to the trunk of my car where I keep all my workout equipment. I put things in the appropriate cubbies, cleaned up and refilled my first aide kit and bought new mats for the inside of my car. Everything felt brand new. Everything.
They say we are a product of our surroundings, well if our surroundings are busy and chaotic, then we will be busy and chaotic.
Once all was said in done I felt at peace. I have slept better the past few nights then I had in months. I feel better and most of all I have been more productive and inspired.
Take a look around the rooms or spaces you spend most of your time in. Is there something you can fix or upgrade to make you feel better or get more accomplished?
Don’t contribute to the chaos life throws at us. Control what you can in your environment and you will be able to see and handle things much more clearly!