Feng Shui & Productivity
I’ve been inspired by local feng shui consultant Carole Hyder. One of the main tenet’s of feng shui is that “your space reflects your life.” She writes that the peace in your home is tied to the peace inside you. “The support from your living space, as it reflects the changes that you’ve made on the inside, helps you confront what is waiting for you in the outer world. Once you’ve got your home the way you want it, once you can experience the splendor of your own special place, and once you sense it’s safe for you, home will be a welcoming refuge.”
Professional organizing can be a big help to break down this task into manageable pieces or to help get the motivation going. Here are a few things you can do:
- Sort or move something, anything, that hasn’t been touched in at least 6 months.
- Start a pinterest board or journal or dream board of how you would like your home to look, feel and even smell.
- Make your bed every day, encourage your children to do the same.
- Schedule an appointment with N&C
Productivity: Plan for tomorrow at the end of today.
Take 15 minutes at the end of every day to create tomorrow’s to-do list. This habit of planning will give you the gift of focus, allowing you to get a jump-start the next morning. In a sense, you’re creating a map for the following day. By writing down everything that needs to be accomplished tomorrow, you can prioritize so urgent needs get done. When you walk in the door the next morning, you won’t have to waste time shuffling papers and trying to figure out what to do first. The process of writing (or typing) down your thoughts will help you relax at home as well — you’ll think about work a lot less knowing it’s all down on paper. It’s also a great exercise that allows you to reflect on the great work you accomplished today, so you can leave work feeling proud.