Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Declutter Your Office/Workspace: Advance Your Career, Business and Make More Money!

The path to living a more successful and prosperous life starts with a clutter-free, organized and mindfully (thoughtful and functional) designed office/workspace.

Right people and opportunities will be drawn to you and your business when you are fully present and not distracted.

Get Started Today! Apply these simple, yet effective decluttering and organizing measures to your office/workspace and watch your success and prosperity amplified in amazing ways:

1. Eliminate Clutter:

Clutter Inhibits efficiency and productivity | Clutter makes it difficult to concentrate and prioritize tasks and weakens the power of decision-makingUltimately clutter limits paths to success and prosperityDeclutter your office/workspace

Step #1. Assess Your Possessions - Ask yourself when looking at an item:

Do I need it or use it regularly?
Does it energize or inspire me?
Does it enhance my efficiency and productivity?
Does it contribute to my success and prosperity?
Let go of those items that don’t pass.

Step #2. Evaluate Your Office/Workspace – Stand at the doorway of your office/workspace and analyze these areas:

Desk space– Keep what’s essential on your desk and let go of items that have no use or provide no benefit being there.
Desk placement - Place yourself in the Power Position. The Power Position allows you to see the whole room from your vantage point. Don’t sit with your back to the door.
Computer and communication devices – Declutter and organize: get rid of useless apps & programs desktop icons, old emails, and VMs too.

4. Organize Your Office/Workspace

Put everything in its logical place.
Set up Filing/Storage/Organization Systems that will enhance your efficiency and productivity.
Tackle Existing Paper Piles: Go Paperless and Store Electronically.

5. Get your career unstuck - Keep the underside of your desk completely clear. Don’t store things under your desk, they’ll obstruct the flow of energy in your office, hence your success and prosperity. 

6. Add life energy  - Bring in live plants, fresh flowers and get rid of artificial ones (stagnant energy).

7. Add images that inspire abundance, prosperity and wealth. It could be as simple as an image of a colorful, beautiful and thriving garden.

8. Cultivate a Clutter-Free Lifestyle

Sort and Classify – Divide everything in your office into these categories: necessary, unnecessary, discard, donate, sell, re-gift, etc. Go through your things and sort which ones are still useful or important to you. Sometimes we are afraid to let go because we feel that we might need them in the future, but the general rule is if you haven’t used an item in a year then there is a good chance that you will not be using it again in the future. In short, if you don’t need it or use it, toss it.

Set up a System - This means that you will have to create rules to keep your office/workspace free from clutter. For instance, in your office, you can implement a “Clear Desk, Clear Floor” policy. Success with this step can be supported with the help of some equipment like filing cabinets, labeled boxes, racks, and shelves.

Tidy up all Year Round –In order to sustain a clutter-free office/workspace, you need to declutter every day. It would also help if you set a specific time each day — a time which you are most likely able to fulfill. It can be after dinner or before going to bed. It is not necessary to spend hours tidying up; 10-30 minutes each day can be enough. The more frequently you do it, the less time you will have to spend each time you do it.

Don’t Procrastinate - “I’ll get to it later” are the magic words for clutter. It will begin with one pile of paperwork that you swear you’ll get back to and soon the entire top of your desk has disappeared. A good rule to follow: if it is going to take less than 5 minutes, just do it now.

Simplify Your Life – Living simply is a call to experience inner richness and show gratitude for the things we already have rather than constantly struggling to acquire more and more stuff, which we don’t need. The idea of “less is more” is never more applicable than when living simply.

Remove Distractions - Anything that impact your focus, your attention, your thoughts and feelings, which should be on the task at hand. Distractions can be as simple as pictures or gifts from family members, friends, past or present clients, co-workers, business associates, etc.

Say Goodbye to your Comfort Zone - Encourage, Embrace and Enjoy Change in your life! There's no room for adventure, excitement or personal growth when you stay in your comfort zone!

Lastly, your office is the hub of your success and prosperity, think of it as prime real estate. Keep it clean, clutter-free, organized, inspiring and beautiful!

Ellie Lavender 
Certified Feng Shui Practitioner
Interior Designer
Lavender Design + Cuisine

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