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Yesterday, I spoke to a local community group on the topic of self-care.
It was such an honor to have the opportunity to share my story. I mean, how I arrived here at this unique place in my life still makes me scratch my head sometimes. How is it that I’ve gone from a traditional corporate role to creating something from a tiny spark of energy within me?
For the first time in my life, I can honestly say that I feel whole. I feel like I’m making a contribution to the world, and I’m passionate about the message I’m sharing.
My presentation, Self-Care at Home, centered around the idea that there are numerous elements within our personal spaces that either support or undermine our health.
For example, does clutter make it difficult for you to focus, or does your sense of creativity thrive in a messy work space? That is a question only you can answer, but it does requires you to know yourself thoroughly.
Personally, I love to start new projects in a clean, clutter-free space. But as the project moves forward and I get more deeply involved, I don’t seem to notice the small piles that accumulate around me. I’ve also noticed that when I’m not really into a project, I get more easily distracted by clutter. And that’s my queue to reevaluate the project itself.
It’s taken me years to figure this out, so if you’re still not sure what’s right for you don’t worry. But do take note of how you feel in different spaces–both in and outside of your home. Sometimes a simple furniture rearrangement does the trick.
Ready to conduct your own assessment?