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Aha! Moment Monday

Did you invest any time over the holiday season to de-clutter?

I love Christmastime and decorate lavishly indoors.  It’s festive and colourful but it’s all cleared up before the New Year.  It tends to look a little bare when the ribbons and wreaths are packed away but there’s something about “space” that I love.

Are you able to work amidst clutter?  Do you have closets that are bursting, drawers that you don’t even know what’s in them or boxes that have been moved off to the side for so long you don’t even see them anymore?  We live such abundant lifestyles that it’s easy to get overwhelmed with “stuff” and the time it takes to sort through it never seems to materialize.

Mmminimal shares, “An organized workplace is just not about aesthetics but can have positive impacts on your mental health.” Let’s face it: both your productivity and confidence increases when you can actually find things and isn’t it easier to focus on one task when you don’t have piles of others nagging in your peripheral?

Somehow that’s not enough of an incentive and de-cluttering still gets pushed down the priority list.

Now, the Law of Vacuum states that all material forces of the universe abhor the vacuum and rush to fill each hole, space, crack or moment.   So if the space is going to be filled again, is it worth the effort to clear it in the first place?

Aha! ~ Space allows movement.

Clutter is more than just visual noise and more than simply distracting.  It’s actually taking up space in the world of “possibility”.   Ever notice that as soon as you clear off a space on the kitchen counter someone will plunk something there?  Nature will attract fillers of all description.

Your job is to reduce inappropriate or unnecessary fill in order to open yourself to growth, and to replenish and build to an even greater degree.  That means making conscious choices as to what fills those spaces.

Consider the space on your desk, on your wall, in your tummy, on your calendar and most importantly in your mind as sacred.  Become a warden and protect those spaces by choosing only the good stuff.

2019 here we come!!

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