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Creating Space: How It Can Change Your Life

Having The Space To Think

  • A clean, decluttered closet and desktop helps us free our mind and think clearly.
  • Our mental space is cleared when we remove the excess stuff around us.
  • Apart from creating room in our minds, space also frees up our time and makes us easy to sit and listen to a friend, or to feed a dog on the street, as we are not burdened with the busyness and the looming deadlines.
  • A decluttered home also leads to less stress, and lifts a noticeable weight off our minds, letting us simplify our lives.

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SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Hans Hofmann

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”

Hans Hofmann
Remove decorations

... that no longer inspire you. Just because something made you happy in the past doesn’t mean you have to keep it forever.

Your life has moved on—maybe it’s time for the decoration to do the same. Keeping just the items that mean the most to you will help them to shine.

Reject the convenience fallacy

There are certain places in our homes we tend to leave items out for convenience. By leaving these things out, we think we’re saving time and simplifying our lives. That’s the convenience fallacy. 

W might save a couple of seconds, but the other 99.9 percent of the time, those items just sit there creating a visual distraction. 

Reasons to Create Structure
  • When we have a huge mess around us, it’s hard to be focused. It’s hard to really put our best effort into our meaningful work.
  • Lack of structure creates a lack of trustabili...
Creating Impeccable Structure
  • Recognize when a part of my your is messy and could use more structure.
  • Contemplate a structure that would give you a feeling of trust.
  • Write out the structure, then put it somewhere you’ll see it.
  • Put it into action, as a practice.
  • Revisit and revise on a regular basis.
Examples of Structure
  • Financial structure. Create a system so that you are tracking your spending on a regular basis, and have a plan for how to spend it.
  • Communication. Create a system for how you handle emails and messages.
  • Health. Create a system for tracking how active you are and what will you eat to give yourself a thriving healthy life.
  • Physical surroundings. Create a system to asses how messy your house is and how does all of this affect your mental state.
Structure in times of chaos

Human suffering is often about freedom and constraint. We rebel against too much containment (“I need space!”) or if we have too much freedom, we feel lost in space. Fearful. (“Where did you go?...

Move

Our bodies need to stretch, reach, twist, bend, step, and sweat. It's not about staying in shape. It's about your immune health and mental health.

Build movement in your structure. Try for at least 20 minutes per day.

Nourish

You don't have to ban small treats. However, it is essential to set up a daily structure that fills you with nourishing healthy foods.

Make a dietary change, learn to meal prep, or teach your kids to cook.