I didn’t realize the connection of my physical environment and my mental organization until much later in life. When things get crazy in my head, the things surrounding me start to pile up and get crazy. When the laundry piles up,I find that the unanswered emails have doubled overnight. Basically my messy mind becomes my messy world.Sometimes, things get so over whelming that I feel like Alice in the court room with the Queen of Hearts and the cards flying around. That is how I know it is time to take a step back no matter how busy or overwhelmed I feel. It is in that moment, I try to take small steps to reach out and physically touch the mess.
I am slowly learning to make myself a priority. Self care is a thing and yes we have talked about that before. The self care I am talking about is actually cleaning up the physical messes around me. Folding the laundry and putting it away makes room in my mind for the list of clients I need to contact. Putting up the gifts into the gift closet (yes it is a thing in my world) reminds me of the contracts I need to send thank yous to. Getting the floor vacuumed makes it super easy to put all of my tasks in a check list.
Today was one of those days. I folded, organized, made the bed (yup sometimes I don’t, I’m human), and vacuumed. Once all of that was done, I created forms for collecting Data, answered emails to prospective clients AND employees, and began writing out proposals. I made room for upward movement by clearing out the stuff physically laying in my way.
What do you do to give yourself the forward momentum you need? Is there something that blocks you in that movement?