Why detoxing your life will make goal setting a dream (plus 5 actions to take now)
Today I wanted to share with you a short and sweet video on something I recently did. Being new year and all, and I call it a ‘life detox’. A sort of spring clean of the non essentials!
So why do I call it a life detox?
A life detox is super important for anyone who is itching to lay down some killer goals but feel like they’ve got all these things in the way of doing it.
Chances are your physical clutter is what’s creating those ‘blocking’ feelings that are stopping you for getting stuck in.
A life detox is simply:
…a collection of actions we do to create space, clarity and more JOY in our lives.
As Marie Kondo says in her book the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up –
“A dramatic reorganisation of the home causes dramatic changes in lifestyle and perspective. It is life transforming”
So, why you do it?
Many of us will be in full swing of setting intentions, creating goals and planning for 2017.
Before we get too carried away with goals, to do lists and strategies, from now on, I will always recommend you perform a life detox.
Just like a detox that we might do with our diet – detoxing your life (which encompasses your possessions and spaces), we are aiming for a feeling of lightness, of possibility and some big fat clarity.
By taking action with our physical space, we are removing unwanted distractions to increase productivity, creativity, and create dedicated space and time for rituals & habits that will bring long term reward.
The big fat bonus – we will have less to keep tidy and everything we use in our home has purpose, is of quality, has a function and brings us JOY.
So here are my 5 actions you can start today, in no particular order:
// Follow the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up process – one category at a time (not area of the house), books & magazines, clothing, linen, kitchen utensils. Book in enough time that you are able to complete one category before moving on to the next. This next step is just as important. Find resources to: a) give it away or help someone or something in need or b) sell it. Don’t just take the items to another room or your garage for a rainy day!
// Clear and create your workstation – scan paperwork/receipts to a digital format and reduce down any necessary paperwork. Add some greenery, crystals a candle and inspirational images. Make your workspace a pleasurable place to be!
// Reduce you screen time to allow you to focus on the fun stuff: Open your inbox and unsubscribe like a mofo. Chances are you open an email and delete it straight away. I do this regularly to ensure I’m only getting the inputs I really need. Second thing you can do is buy yourself a real alarm clock – this is my favourite and I can honestly say that this one action alone has radically changed my life. Third thing, set ‘no screen’ zones in the house (#1 should be the bedroom) and create agreed power down times – a time of day when all mobiles and laptops are put away.
// Create a dedicated meditation or yoga space: this doesn’t have to be a separate room but having your essentials on hand or in a dedicated area of the house. Some of my favourite essentials include: a yoga mat, crystals, music, bolster, timer etc.
// Desire Mapping! Why? because knowing how you want to feel and what success looks like to you makes goal setting utterly pleasurable. The first four actions were primarily related to spaces and possessions, but this one is about sifting through all the ways we could feel about specific areas of our life. This process has literally changed my whole entire view of success, goal setting and the no.1 thing I do before I set any goals.
Pop on over to my resources page to find out more about The Desire Map.
There are SO many life areas we could dive into today, but these are just a few of the essentials to get you started and have you feeling clearer, calmer and a little more joyful.
Beautiful, do you feel called to come together and create a deeper connection to yourself, your career and your relationships?
Good news is that connection already exists within you. Right now you’re not sure how to go deeper? Then let’s do it together, fully supported.
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