Since practicing yoga over 10 years ago i have learned so much about myself. It was a true coming home for me. It ignited my relationship to my body and what spirituality meant for me. It connected me more to the people in my life and the food on my plate. I was essentially tapping into the real me: my truest self and i have learned to love her hard (mostly) and forgive her (always). My time on the mat continues to serve as a mini vacation: a time to check in and dump some ill fitting mental and physical stuff off. I always leave the mat feeling incredibly restored and spacious.
Creating space is something that has brewed into my life and into my business. Our modern day world is filled to the brim with stuff that numbs us and cancels out any chance of human interaction. We are living in excess and so this idea of minimalism of simplifying is really peaking our interest because at the end of the day we are super tired...stressed out....sick....unhappy...and constantly feeling like we need more more more.
As a mother of 3, i assure you every day is a remembering to create space. My days are mostly cluttered and busy and over stimulating so it requires a true commitment to doing the work. To chose how to wind down, tidy the house, take a moment for myself. No one does this for you...there are no magical fairies (sadly).
Knowing how to create space in our internal and external environments is the key to well-being. Today i am showing you how to create more space in your living environment. Where we live effects our emotions. The things that we have and have to take care of effects how we live out our days. I want for you to live in a space that promotes creativity, health, and meaningful relationships. So....
Here is a quick little system to get a space feeling minimal and spacious:
1. Pick one room....essentially the room you are most connected to
2. Without going in the room write down all the things you believe that you absolutely need in that room (ex. bedroom: a bed, nightstand, lamp, dresser, some books, jewelry, etc.)
3. Go into the room and now write down in a different column all of the other things in there
4. Compare the lists and move only the things you really really need from the EXTRAS column to the first ESSENTIALS column
5. Remove from the room the EXTRAS and donate, return to right place, or recycle/trash
6. Tidy what is now in the room... make sure it has a purpose and a place (ex. do you need 10 pillows on your bed?)
7. Admire your space.... note how you feel upon entering
8. Start another room
There you have it... I assure you this is instantly gratifying for the mind body and soul.
Note: Your space will get messy and cluttered again...you are human. I assure you that the less you have in your space the less tidying you will have to do.
I would love to hear if you do this and if it works for you so share below!
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