- The January Cure
- My Cure, Day 2: Set Up Your Outbox
- My Cure, Day 3: Weekend Chores, Make Green Cleaners, & Buy Flowers
- My Cure, Day 4: Get a Fresh Perspective in 10 Minutes
- My Cure, Day 5: Complete One Project on Master “To Do” List
- My Cure, Day 6: Frame a Piece of Artwork Hiding in the Closet
- My Cure, Day 7: Plan Your February Get-Together!
- My Cure, Day 8: Kitchen Organizing & Cleaning, Find a Recipe and Try it Out
- My Cure, Day 9: Create a Landing Strip
- My Cure, Day 10 & 11: Take a Media Fast
- My Cure, Day 12: Declutter My Book & Music Collection
- My Cure, Day 13: Flowers, Bedroom Zen
- My Cure, Day 14: Paperless Office
- Tidying is Contagious
My focus with today’s assignment is my closet/studio space. It needs a real clean up & possible rearranging of furniture. As I was working at my desk today, I just became so flustered & lost all focus because I’ve been working in here so much that I’ve made a complete mess of the space!! I am sitting in the corner of the room where traditionally the dog crate has always been so I’m getting a full picture of where I work.
I want to be the most productive with my time & creativity as possible.
Find a spot in your home that you rarely (maybe never!) sit in that gives you a view on a room or area that you feel is especially problematic. Take a seat on a chair (or the floor) and just observe for ten minutes. Turn off TV, radio, music and your phone – this is a quiet exercise and is most effective with focus and concentration.1. Look around the room and try to imagine what it would look like empty. Recall what it was like when you moved in.
2. Once you have done that, focus on whatever part of the room that you feel is the most problematic and imagine removing the “stuff” from that area – furniture, belongings, everything. Now, start rebuilding that area, adding back in only what feels right and looks good in your minds eye.
3. Make note of what changes you envision and move forward with some additional clarity about how you truly want your home to be; what you need and what you can move forward without.