A recent Oprah show stopped me in my tracks. I glanced up from my reading and there, right on that show, I saw what could have been my own office! Piles of papers, files, notes, magazines, all neatly stacked in rows, giving the appearance of order.
A recent Oprah show stopped me in my tracks. I glanced up from my reading and there, right on that show, I saw what could have been my own office! Piles of papers, files, notes, magazines, all neatly stacked in rows, giving the appearance of order. But it was a visual eyesore. And the owner had to plow through each stack to find what they wanted!
With crew, cameras, and a professional designer in tow, Oprah visited other offices as well as people's homes. I was amazed to see that every person had one area in an otherwise well-organized office or home that sorely needed attention. Without exception, every person had an area that both drained energy and wasted their time.
Each of those disorganized areas represented some obstacle to the owner, some challenge they had yet to get through. And some block to their creative energy.
Here was the key for me: I really hadn't looked at my total office. It was as if I had mentally "blocked out" part of it. My desk faces a window with a gorgeous view of trees, flowers, an ever-blue sky, shining sun, all of which inspire me every day...that was all I really looked at!
But what about the other side of my office, where all the stuff was piled in neat stacks? I was so accustomed to the piled stacks on the left of my office that I didn't even look at it!. But of course, I knew all that stuff was there. In fact, I was simply tolerating its existence, as if it had to be that way. But things you simply tolerate are draining your energy.
Take a look around: what are you tolerating in your office or your home?
Control your environment and free up your energy! Your energy will be released when you work in an environment that gives you a sense of serenity, beauty, and joy plus, you'll be able to find things faster!
Here are 3 Key Steps to free up your energy and time in your office environment:
1. Get Tall
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