Workspace makeover #1!
Get a radical restart
Sometimes, coming back after a vacation or after finishing a long project, or maybe at the beginning of a new year or semester, we can get that urge to restart things.
Not at least our workspace.
We long for a fresh start and a space that supports that.
So, okay, get ready for my radical advice on this!
Restart & Rejoice
Get rid of it all!
And yes, seriously – do that!
Anyhow, I don’t mean get rid of it as in throwing everything out, right now (well, if you want to – go ahead!).
What I do mean is to get everything out of sight that you don’t need or want at the moment.
Pack it in boxes, stuff it in drawers, put it in cabinets – whatever. But get it out of sight.
This kind of advice might clash with a lot of other tips out there talking about decluttering because it’s often said that if you just hide your stuff somewhere, your energy and attention will go there instead, because you know it exists there.
And yes, I think so too.
BUT, and this is a big one and one of my core believes:
I believe in experience the experience.
(Well, that sounds wishy-washy for sure!?)
What I mean in this case is experience the feeling of a decluttered space – you know, the feeling of freedom, the feeling of a spacious space, of a clean and clear room and desk.
Ultimately; the feeling of a fresh start and new beginning.
Because that, my friend, will give you the energy you want and need to go through the rest (the now “hidden” stuff) – another time and another day.
You see, if you start with the aim to go through every pile, every drawer, sorting this and sorting that, chances are you will just lose yourself in all that.
Going through stuff and organizing can be very tiring and energy draining during the process itself (afterward it is suuuuch a relief!), and I don’t want you to begin uphill and slow down, to drop your energy and stop. NO! I wish you a woohoo-start!???
Here’s how to get a radical restart
Roll up your sleves, put on some good music and get into action!
? Get rid of it all; piles on your desk, things in your bookshelf, stuff on the floor and on the windowsill (have a little look behind the curtain…).
? Store it somewhere so you can’t see it.
? Enjoy your new freedom! And use your new energy to be productive and efficient. Or just plain happy!☺
? Take one box, drawer, cabinet – wherever you have ”hide” your stuff – and go through it, one at a time.
Doing it this way is like open a window and get fresh air into your room.
And suddenly you have space to B R E A T H!
It will bring you so much great energy to use for your new projects and tasks AND to take care of the old stuff one day – all in a nice and joyful space. How awesome is that?!??
Over to you!
- How do you restart your workspace when you feel the need to?
- What works for you and what doesn’t?
Share in the comments below, I’d be so happy to hear from you!
And if you have any questions – ask away below too. Your question might help somebody else, and I’m happy to answer! And, of course, there is no such thing as a stupid question – but you know that already, right?☺️
I look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks for reading!
And thanks for leaving your comment and thoughts in English
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Are you in workspace makeover mode?
Then you might want to check out these posts too:
- Workspace makeover #2! – 4 tips on how to place your desk
- Workspace makeover #3! – Picture your success
- Workspace makeover #4! – Flower power on duty
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