Clean slate

Clean slate

One trick I like to share with clients to help them focus relates to their work space in their home office. Oftentimes, my clients’ desks are covered with post-it notes and pages upon pages of notes and pens and paper clips and binder clips and important documents and unopened mail - plus their laptop or desktop computer and possibly even a printer - which translates to so much clutter. And all of the clutter distracts the brain and makes it difficult to focus on the task at hand, whatever it might be.

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Your space as a reflection of your life

Your space as a reflection of your life

I find that my home is a reflection of my life. If my space is cluttered and disorganized, I feel scattered and disorganized (and yes, this does happen from time to time!).

When I feel distressed or out of sorts, I close my eyes, take some deep breaths and try to clear my mind. Then I attempt to determine the source of my uneasiness, and I ask myself what I can do to change the situation. In some cases, circumstances are out of my control, but in every situation, I find stress relief when clearing my physical space of any extraneous "stuff" that may have started piling up. In doing so, I'm clearing space for what matters to me - open, accessible space showcasing those items that bring me joy, are beautiful and are useful.

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