What does your space mean to you? Does it make you feel calm, peaceful, and ready to take on your day?
If you are a mom like me, you most likely have at least one or two areas in your house where there is always a mess waiting to be cleaned up. For me that's the kids playroom and my car. No matter how often I pick up and clean those two, my very active toddlers happily spread their mess again. Now, I'm very mindful of the way my physical surroundings make me feel. If their mess stresses me out (and I'm by no means a neat freak) then I have to clean up before I can get my work done. ⠀
Last summer I attended a time management seminar and they suggested to block some time at the end of the day to clean up the desk and any other work space areas. That is because the way your physical surroundings look can affect the way you feel on the inside.
If you are anyone who believes in the principles of Law of Attraction then you know how important it is to feel good on the inside.
I recently came across this formula in the book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind" by T. Harv Eker that said
THOUGHTS LEAD TO FEELINGS, FEELINGS LEAD TO ACTIONS, ACTIONS LEAD TO RESULTS.
I personally feel like keeping my space organized also keeps my thoughts somehow organized and in return I feel better, which leads me to actually get my work done (action) and see results.
If you don't have a lot of time to organize your space, that is ok. The clean up process doesn't have to be very elaborate and the less stuff you have, the easier it will be. If you are not familiar with the minimalist lifestyle, I suggest you look into it. ⠀⠀
I have my kids toys organized in bins and I regularly go through their toys and recycle, donate, or trash stuff. This keeps the clean up process manageable for me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How do you keep your physical surroundings mess free? Do you feel that the mess on the outside affects the way you feel on the inside? What are some of the challenges you are facing?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀