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#21 Let go and make room

Expansion requires a space bigger than the one you’re currently in.

It takes courageous steps to move into new environments. Brief moments of discomfort during the growth process while stretching and balancing into the unknown tend to be the conditions right before expanding. In order to do this, we need a big empty space so that we can fill it.

It’s allowing for that extra space to be given to the mind, to our emotional wellness, to our physical environments or within our ethereal places to roam freely into unfamiliar avenues. To make sure that we set ourselves up for success, we have to prepare ourselves with two things.

1. Prune out the unnecessary elements in life, especially in the home.

2. Design a structure of stable routines that also allow space of time.

Let’s get into Pruning

Keeping spaces clean and tidy really do help declutter the mind. We’re all guilty of having overgrown piles and delays in getting errands done. Staying in a rhythm to have the essentials in life function and work reduce fragmented thoughts and wasted time. I’d prefer to waste my time with intention.

Clearing out clutter lets new energy come into the home. Being able to turn a home into a personal sanctuary will offer more support for everything you want to do in life.

And just like prepping for a harvest, the old has to be cleared away to make room for new.

Clearing the unused, the not working anymore, the I was planning on using this, the I wanted to keep this just in case, and lastly those items that are thrown together because there is nowhere else to put them.

Open to new clarity and a fresh peace of mind, by keeping what’s most sacred and important to you.Invest in stability and quality and let go of the frivolous.

Expansion requires a space bigger than the one you’re currently in. Courageous steps unlike before, stretching and balancing into the unknown.

Adding space and time into a structure

Scheduling free time sounds counter-intuitive. Even though we plan for vacations, how can we get our tasks done and leave room for leisure? We want to find that tipping point right before boredom and at the edge of curiosity.

There’s been a movement over the last year called “Slowwmaxing” - a new trend based on pre-industrial living, that started about a year ago. It’s built on the idea that we maximize the slowness in what we do. Read the bigger book, do the longer activity and take more time in leisure. In order to do that, we need to leave gaps to invite in the present moment.

Leisure becomes a luxury. Time blends into a golden gift to be cherished in a way that’s to your liking. It’s addicting in the best way possible.

Designing a structure

Flexibility, Discipline, Routine and Space are the four main ingredients to build a foundation of support to achieve any goal or milestone. Consistent organization lets us streamline to get more lighthearted time.

1. Consistent Flexibility. Schedules tend to be rigid, especially if we’re doing the same things every day. Steady moves will accomplish any task at hand. What could be done differently or arranged is a variety of ways to build flexibility in our schedule. One example would be going for a walk. Maybe the walk happens at different times or different routes are taken. The walk happens everyday, but it changes enough to get fresh insights.

2. Micro-dosing on Discipline. We don’t need large doses of discipline to get something out of it. Small commitments to ourselves leads to true self-confidence. What nourishing and healthy things can we do for ourselves everyday to maintain a happy home for our soul. Focusing to incorporate health, wealth and wellness into our lifestyle is a great place to add a framework that excites you to commit to.

3. Routines into rituals - Slowwmaxxing our way through the ordinary helps to heighten the experience. Light a candle, burn some incense, say a small prayer of gratitude (even for the present moment) and make anything a ritual. Pro-tip: Say a heartheart little prayer while paying bills and there will always be money to pay them.

4. Space to wander. It’s borderline boredom. With just enough time to be on that edge of curiosity and plunge into the next thing that brings excitement. Build an organized structure and soon there will be flexibility to have time to wander and explore.

“At the heart of science is an essential balance between two seemingly contradictory attitudes–an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counter-intuitive they may be, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new. This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense.”

–Carl Sagan

Let the innovator within you shine. Clean out the old. Build in the new. Be free and explore your interests.


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