Actually, if you are anything like me your space is a state of creative chaos. I actually dislike doing life admin! In fact, if you gave me some paperwork to keep safe, there is a very strong chance that I would mislay it.
I have to confess that I am often surrounded by half-finished projects and it is a sad fact that there are many unfinished projects in our house. There is probably at least one in each room!
A fellow coach - Barbara Sher, has actually come up with a great description of it and I quote “Clutter is like a modern sculpture that you have assembled around you. It is a monument paying tribute to indecision.”
And again, if you are like me you will probably spend time decluttering but the chances are you are just "brilliantly disorganised".
Something else that I am guilty of - I rarely know how much money I have in the bank and if during a phone enquiry they were to ask me how much a recent transaction was (or to whom) the chances are that I would have no idea.
I often tell myself (and you probably do as well), that it will get sorted. When I have more time I will get it done!
Will it get done? Probably not!
So what can we do?
The answer could well be found in something called a “life edit“ devised by Anna Newton.
Anna says “a life edit encourages you to create systems and routines so that you save time and use it more wisely”
Editing everything from your budget to your belongings, your kitchen cupboards and your shopping list means that you will ultimately have more time to do what makes you happy.
a) cook food in batches so that you are not cooking every single night
b) put your bread in the freezer and only take out what you need when you need it.
These minor changes could probably result in you not having to go to the supermarket every day (and that means you won’t make impulse buys of things that you don’t need).
The spin-offs from these two points are:-
Another change each of us can put into place is learning to say no more often.
These are only a couple of examples of changes you can make that will lead you towards a better life.
Now, I would like to make a suggestion.
Adopting something called the “kaizen” method can help make small changes and improvements more easily achievable.
And now a word (or two) about motivation.
External motivation (carrot and stick method)
Internal motivation (Becoming goal based)
Look for your why?
About Dave I am a personal development coach; a therapist; speaker; and radio presenter. A number of years ago I founded The Blue Sky Company to enable me to develop my work in more ways. In addition I am also a therapist and that work includes music therapy; crystal therapy; Reiki and I will soon be offering an introduction to Mindfulness.
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