Make a Change to Move Up in Life and Business
At some point in our lives, we usually move.
It could be for a job, for pleasure, or simply a necessary change. Recently, I was having lunch with a friend who was telling me about all the ways she loved living in her condo. The neighborhood, the views, the coziness, the style, the convenience, etc. Then she told me about an ex who lives nearby and a woman she has friction with in her building.
Though she loves her condo, she feels uncomfortable in and around it because of the external baggage she brings into her interior home every day.
Every time we step into our homes, we bring with us the stress of the day, the to-do lists, the fears, the joys, the successes, the anxiety, the gratitude, or the uncertainty of all that lies ahead. Spaces accommodate more than just stuff…
They hold our ever-changing emotions.
In my life, every time I’ve moved, it has created a dramatic shift in other areas. It has reminded me of how powerful space and environment really are to our lives and how much of an impact making a change and choosing a new way of life can be to our relationships, our careers, our health, and our overall well-being.
If you aren’t in the market to move, you can still reap some benefits by choosing to make a positive change to just one room. Maybe it’s the room you spend the most amount of time in. Renovate, declutter, restyle, or organize to create a stress-free, clutter-free environment. Feel your way into the room in a more positive, relaxed way.
Whether you are planning to move or just want to feel different in your space, ponder the following concepts and how you might make some changes to illicit new feelings.
We spend the most amount of time in our homes and offices. Relationships and memories are formed, developed, and often ended in these spaces. What are you holding onto that is keeping you from moving on? What attachments could you let go of? (These could be feelings or objects.)
We invest a lot of time in our spaces, which means we feel joy, pain, love, and sadness. How does your space feel to you? Embrace the meaning you have ascribed to the space in order to transform it — and you — to the next level.
Objects carry meaning and memories, which make us feel a certain way. This is the appeal of antiques for many people. The history and story that come with the pieces. What “energy” do your possessions contain?
When we move, we have to look at what’s hiding behind every door, drawer, and cabinet. Moving is an act of purging and throwing away or donating items that are no longer useful to us. We’re throwing away the old to make room for the new… What can you purge?
When you sport an outfit you look and feel amazing in, how does it make you feel? Awesome, right? Like you can conquer the world. Your home is no different. Give yourself the gift of style, grace, and the right fit for you from the air you breathe, to the bed linens you sleep in to the art on the walls. Have a vision for how you want to live.
Now that you have refreshed and revitalized your space, stay aware of the ways you have historically deadened your interior. Clutter, uncleanliness, unresolved arguments, pieces or colors you dislike, or even unwelcome guests are all ways we physically and spiritually create dis-ease in our spaces. Be mindful of what you are envisioning for yourself and your family.
Remember that life is constantly changing and evolving. As human beings, we are so attached to the things we know, even if they are no longer serving us. You — and only you — know when it’s time to make a change.
Changing my space has been a proven and exciting way to catapult me to the next level of where I want to go in my life, my business, and my relationships.
So be bold. Be brave. Step forward into a new space…and perhaps a new version of YOU.