Tag «de-cluttering for effectiveness»

the lost art of conversation

I came across this wonderful garden set on the weekend. When did anyone last sit around this table to have a lively debate, or a comforting conversation, or simply a leisurely few hours in nature? Life busy-ness has picked up in ernest again and our diaries are full to bursting. Perhaps we could de-clutter some …

is your clutter stressing you out?

Clutter can come in many forms, and when we’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, it can be difficult to see the bigger picture. I created a framework to look at it through the lens of 3 pillars: physical, mental and emotional clutter. All these different types of clutter can cause stress. When …

chronos or kairos?

It’s Friday again, and another week has gone by! We often talk about the passing of time, how it’s too fast, or too slow, or how we can’t quite fit everything in that we would like. In the first module of my de-clutter course, we de-clutter the diary to create time and energy for the …

when do you clock out?

I visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham recently and came across this beautiful old clocking-in clock. How far we are now in many of our jobs from this concept of clocking out and leaving our work behind for the day! With our boundaries well and truly blurred between work and rest, it is easy to let …

where did our ambitions go?

When we’re in the hamster wheel, our lives can feel somewhat restricted. We’re exhausted, yet don’t feel like we’re actually moving towards anything. We keep going but are stuck in the same place. Our head is full of the small stuff that needs our attention, and we have no headspace to think about the bigger …

hear that?

Hear that? That’s the sound of another Friday rushing past! As many others, I am struck by the speed of 2021 passing by. It’s almost September! How did that happen?! The other thing that I am finding slightly unsettling is when I consider what I have to show for this year so far. I had …

nostalgia or gold?

At the weekend, I visited the Turner Contemporary and came across this piece by Ellen Harvey, which I loved! “Harvey is interested in the value judgements we make about these two frames, the powerful draw of nostalgia, and how our “memories can often be artificially positive or gilded” “. So often we are pulled into …

what’s weighing you down?

When we think about having too much clutter, we think of the obvious: the stuff in the spare room or the garage, the overflowing bookshelves or wardrobes… But we have a whole inner world of clutter too that can get in our way: our negative talk, our unhelpful beliefs, some tricky emotions. Noticing all the …

I need my space

Does this feel familiar? Sometimes, we just need some space. Space from others, space from work, space to think, space to reflect, space to breathe, space to plan, space to play. Sometimes we just want to de-clutter everything and everyone around us and get away for a while. What clutter is in your way right …

turning down the volume

So what cluttered me this week? Yep, it was my inner chatter. Being self-employed means that I can be the master of my diary – at least most of the time. And this week I wanted to spend some time with books rather than the computer. My familiar inner critical voice kicked in straight away: …