Bring Organization to a New Space Each Day
- Each day, organize or clean up one space in your life.
- The space can be physical, like a desk, closet, or countertop, or it can be virtual, like your email inbox or Evernote notebooks.
- You may also pick a large project, like a closet or a garage, and tackle a small part of it for at least 10 minutes each day.
- The space does not need to be large and it need not take long (not even 10 minutes) to clear up.
Watch this video for an explanation of this Well-Being Practice from Whole Life Challenge co-founders Andy Petranek and Michael Stanwyck.
Why Is This Practice Important?
There are lots of small things we let stand in the way of making the big moves in life. It helps a lot to have clarity around you when you’re making important choices.
Cluttered physical, virtual, and even mental spaces provide unnecessary obstacles to doing what matters to you. Feeling like you’re surrounded by a mess or chaos can keep you in “putting out fires” mode — the feeling that the little things right in front of you are stopping you from starting the important things.
When your spaces are clear, new paths can open up. Waking up or living in an uncluttered reality can provide a sense of calm and leave room for creativity and productive action to flow.