This weekend I took on the project to clean out my office. For a while, it wasn’t my office. It had actually become a dumping ground for dirty clothes, junk mail, and a host of other things that I either didn’t know what to do with or was just too lazy or busy to put a way. It was a complete mess. What was meant to be a space for productivity became a place of chaos and disorder. Not much unlike my mind.
As a wife, mother of two toddlers, full-time worker and church volunteer my life can be pretty hectic at times. I am a creative person so I get some pretty fun ideas swirling around in my head but because I am also very detailed oriented all of the little pieces to all of those fun puzzles start swirling around as well. When things get busy, my mind starts looking like my office did, a lot going on but everything is out of order and out of place.
So determined to get my life back on track, I decided it was time to clean out my office. It is amazing how much cleaning out and organizing the physical space helped my mental space as well. Now that everything is in place and in order, I am way more productive. I’m learning how much the atmosphere around you really does impact you. When I was surrounded by chaos and disorder, I tried to function in that space but all I really got was more chaos and disorder. But now that I’m working in a warm, uncluttered space, I can see clearly and function more productively. Do you need to change anything about the space around you?
“For God is not a God of disorder but of peace…” 1 Corinthians 14: 33 (NIV)