Make S.P.A.C.E. For You
How can you make more S.P.A.C.E. in your life for what you truly want? What can you do to make more S.P.A.C.E. For You? Do you have a project you have been thinking about working on? Here is a process that will help you to see your project all the way through.. Let’s dive in…….
S.P.A.C.E. = SUPPORT, PLANNING, ATTENTION, CREATION, ENJOY
Having SUPPORT to work on your decluttering project can be key to getting started and also to the success of carrying it through to completion. Whether you ask for support from a friend, family member or a Professional Organizer like me, it really doesn’t matter. Admitting and asking for help can be the hard part but if you have tried numerous times with different strategies maybe it’s time to ask. I always feel so honoured to be asked for advice or to help someone.
I have heard that in business if you don’t have a plan that it can be kind of like throwing spaghetti at the wall. It feels like we are doing about a hundred things but then we are not really getting anywhere. Ugh!! I am guilty of this as well. Having a plan for how you are going to carry out your project is key to success. Think about your why and your goals for this project. Having a plan means you are focussed and will stay with the project you are working on. If the task feels too big or overwhelming, then it needs to be broken down into smaller, manageable and realistic steps. Planning means making sure you have the time to work on your project, you have the needed supplies, ie: boxes, bags, tape, etc., snacks, food and drinks available, and you have the time to take breaks as needed.
Ah, one of my favourite topics. You will want to be in a good space when you are beginning this work so it can be helpful to do some grounding or a meditation beforehand. Paying attention to what you want for yourself, how you are feeling whether it’s positive or negative (both will come up), and working through those feelings. If you are feeling stuck, this would be a good time to take a break, go for a walk and ponder the questions, write about your resistance and make sure you have SUPPORT for yourself. If you are having trouble getting focused, check out this blog post on the Pomodoro Technique. https://spaceforyou.ca/2015/04/13/a-time-management-tool-to-help-with-focus/ I use it all the time when I really need to stay with the task at hand. You could also try working for the duration of one song or a whole CD. Whatever works for you.
This is the fun part. This is when you start to see the fruits of your labour and see what is possible. Perhaps, some clutter has left your home and you are left with furniture or items that you absolutely love and want in your space. Maybe a beautiful picture or family photos could go on the walls. A colour scheme might pop out as you look at your space with new eyes. What is possible in this space? Do you have space to move around, space for company? Space to relax? How do you see yourself in this space? What are you doing in this space? What were your end goals for your project?
Now its time to really enjoy your space. Ooh, doesn’t that sound nice. Admire your work. Reward yourself for a job well done. Do something nice for yourself like sitting down to read a book, watch a movie, make a coffee date with a friend, give yourself a break whatever that is. Pat yourself on the back for doing this project and seeing it through. Now you know that you can do it. Doesn’t matter if the project was big or small. Actually, starting small is good because it helps you to develop your confidence in knowing that you can do it! Enjoy, my friend.
Remember, You are important and you cannot be there for others if you do not fill up your own well first. This is powerful and life changing work and you are so worth it. Think about what you want for yourself in your home, your life and your space. Put yourself first.
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Could this model work for you? Would love to hear about your project and whether you think this could help you? or not?…….Pray tell…..
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