How to Make Space For You

How do you Make Space For You?
Someone once told me or I read somewhere that is good to have a focus and to make of list of 10 tips that can help with……whatever…. this is a list I put together for a workshop that I did at a Festival this past summer:
Here is my list to help you to make space for you:
1.  Spend some time alone everyday and think about what is important in your life.
2.  Do a meditation or a grounding exercise before tackling a particular area or chore that you have been putting off.
3.  Simplify your life in every way possible.  “Abundance Yet Simplicity”
4 . Think about each of your rooms and what kinds of activities you would like to do in those rooms.  How can you make them happen?
5.  Try to look at your space with different eyes, new glasses, a new perspective.  Pretend you are visiting your home.  What do you see?
6.  Think about how you can “feng shui” your home – open windows, burn candles or incense, move the furniture around, get the energy moving…get rid of the clutter and make space for something new.
7.  Focus on one thing at a time.  If necessary use a timer or a song or a favourite CD that you like and tackle a troublesome spot.
8.  Celebrate small successes, then its easier to celebrate the bigger things.  Small is powerful!  Small is HUGE!!
9.  Remember changing and cleaning up your physical space helps you emotionally.
10.  Be compassionate with yourself and treat yourself with kindness.  You are worth it!!
 Please stay tuned…More to come!!
PS.  Please let me know if you have some great tips that you would like to share to help Make Space For You

About Kimberley

I am a Case Manager at My Sisters' Place which is a program of the Canadian Mental Health Association London Middlesex. My Sisters' Place is a program for vulnerable women. I love my job and all the wonderful women I work with. I am very honored to do this work with women who have been through so much and are so open in sharing their stories. I initiated and designed a Clearing Clutter Support Group which I have been facilitating since 2007 with a co-worker. I love running this group and learn so much from the participants. We offer this eight week program three or four times a year. I started my business Space For You in 2010 and work with individuals in their homes as well as offer some workshops in the community. I am available to speak to groups on "De-Cluttering Your Life", "The Magic of De-Cluttering", "Space Clearing" or really anything to do with clutter and hoarding.
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10 Responses to How to Make Space For You

  1. Kim Tremblay says:

    thanks Tracey – I really appreciate your feedback

  2. Seana Turner says:

    Treat yourself by leaving 5 minutes before you need to leave to walk around and put things away. You will be so much happier when you come back!

  3. I need to plan what I’m going to do in my leisure time, or I end up working or frittering away the time on something that’s neither enjoyable nor productive.

    • Kimberley says:

      Isn’t that so true Janet. Before you know it our free time is gone and we know how valuable our time is so its important to use it well.

  4. Jamie Steele says:

    My favorite is number 2 on your list. I try to meditate daily, and find it especially helpful before starting a big project. Great list!

    • Kimberley says:

      Yes, that is so true Jamie. I really would like to work on this as a daily practice. It helps me if I do yoga first but I am often rushing afterwards so it can be a challenge to get a few moments to breathe before rushing off to my day. Thank you for responding.

  5. Love your sentiment, “Abundance Yet Simplicity.” Yes!

    • Kimberley says:

      Hi Sarah,
      I really love this saying and the sentiment too. Actually, this was my original tag line for my business. I really liked it but a number of people said that it didn’t really explain what I was doing and it didn’t mean anything to them. I changed my tag line to Clear the Clutter, Heal Your Life which I really like too and I think explains what I am doing.

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