Clutter = Chaos and Confusion

If you, like me, is a person who wants to bring new things into our lives like new experiences or possibly new business success, then the way I look at it is that we have to make room for it first!

How can we function properly and bring all these new things into our lives if they are going to get lost in the piles of stuff we already have surrounding us?

When I was in college my room-mates used to call me “Mammy”, and no it wasn’t because I was constantly trying to tell them what to do, it was because I always kept the place in order! And now whenever someone wants to get something organised they often say, let’s ask Breda to do it!

Have you ever heard the saying – “if you want to get something done, ask a busy person to do it!”

People have often said to me – “You always seem to fit so much into your life”, and today I am going to tell you the secret why!

Planning and Organisation

Planning and Organisation is my “thing”!! And I pride myself on it. Now, there have been times in my life when I was not so organised and as a result I found that I became confused, noting seemed to get done when I needed it to be and eventually everything became chaotic and very hard to control.

So what’s my planning secret – Clutter control!

Yep, as simple as that.

What is Clutter?

Here are my thoughts on the types of clutter you could have in your life:

– Environment Clutter:

Look around you – what does your environment look like? Your desk, your office, your home? When your environment is cluttered, it may cause some of the results that you produce to be inconsistent. This could be due to the fact that you are constantly chasing your tail and due to this your plans run off track and in some cases out of control.

– Head Clutter:

I’m referring to the thoughts you think and what you tell yourself on a daily basis. Are these negative or positive thoughts. Do you believe you can do anything you set your mind to and get to work on producing the result or do you sometimes give up before you even begin?

So do you have clutter in your life? If so, is it time to de-clutter?

Become Clutter Free
I believe the three most important areas’ you need to keep clutter free are:

Your office:

It is important to keep this clutter free in order for you to get all your tasks completed on a daily, weekly basis. If you are constantly looking at mess and disorganisation then it can become very hard to keep your plan on track and your day under control. The clutter control in your office extends to you computer also – what does your email account look like? Do you use the rule functions in Microsoft Outlook to help you keep your account organised? Do you spend ages looking for those files stored on your hard drive? Where is your “to do” list and what does it look like? – everything should be in one place! Diary management – Is it between your online calendar, your smart phone and your physical diary? – Again get it all into one place!

Your bedroom:

What you need at the end of the day is a space to relax, unwind after a long hard day, so you can look forward to a great night’s sleep. And when you wake up in the morning it’s great to be in an environment that you can think clearly in before you start into your day. Get anything that should not be in your bedroom out of there.. Do you have boxes or bags of clothes that you don’t wear? Get rid of them or store them in the attic or somewhere similar. I personally don’t like a TV in a bedroom but that’s a personal choice I suppose!

Your Head:

This is of utmost importance. If you can’t turn off all the negative talk that you listen to on a daily basis then how can you achieve what you want to achieve? A great tip to help you clear some of this clutter if to write your thoughts down, then ask yourself questions like – How is this affecting me? Or Is that real or did I just make that up? (You’ll be amazed of what we convince ourselves is true!!) When you write the answers, things can become very clear!

Wishing you sometime this week to clear your clutter! Make
room for all those great opportunities that are coming your way.

And as always I’d love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments below!

To your continued success,

P.S. I’m here to help you figure it out if you need some extra support.. just book your complimentary Productivity Breakthrough call HERE and I look forward to helping you figure it all out and get your business moving in the right direction.

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