Self-Care Challenge (Day 285): Creating a Manifestation Space

Organized desk

On day 285 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I created a manifestation space.

I noticed recently that my office was a disaster. I’ve been working on a number of projects simultaneously, and stacks of research papers and journals have taken over my floor. And it all started to make sense why I’ve been avoiding my office: I can’t stand the clutter. I haven’t been motivated to complete any of my projects, because disorganized spaces make it difficult for me to focus.

This weekend, I made a commitment to myself to design a morning practice, a daily ritual to help me stay accountable and to start each morning on a positive, productive note. I’ve always been a morning person (depending on the day, I’m up anywhere between 4 and 6 AM), so it’s the perfect place to start.

I wanted my space to feel magnetic, luring me in each morning to review my vision board, read over my goals, spend some time gratitude journaling, and outlining a plan for the day.

In preparation, yesterday’s self-care activity was to create an inspiring space that makes me happy – and is organized to help me get sh*t done!

It’s funny how something as simple as rearranging furniture or changing out a few decorations here and there can make a familiar space feel entirely different. Putting things where they go and removing things that don’t belong (what is no longer useful or no longer sparks joy), makes my projects and priorities much easier to see.

Less is more.

And, as outrageous as the name may be, I’m calling it my manifestation space because it’s where I intend to bring some new and exciting ideas to life.

Where do you feel the most inspired to create and take action on your goals?

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