Access Your Fullest Self by Creating Flow in Your Space

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Create flow for yourself.

How does flow enhance your productivity and quality of life?

Often, I think, it boils down to getting out of your own way.

When you create whatever is a nurturing space for you, you remove impediments and barriers. You make flow possible.

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The ancient Chinese worked to unite the energies of the heavens and the earth in their homes. (Feng Shui literally translates to “wind-water.”) And Feng Shui is an ancient practice which uses energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environments.

Western culture takes a slightly different tack, encouraging flow through efficiency measures and organizing.

Flow and your nurturing space

How does your intuition guide you toward finding your own, unique flow?

These tips encourage you to take what feels best and create your own nurturing space.

1. Expand your nurturance into your inner and outer environment.

Try translating what sustains your spirit into your immediate surroundings. You might create a calm corner for quiet reflection. Perhaps a rocker near the window, or a shelf that holds your favorite books or mementos.

Take Action: Ask yourself if you would welcome more ease or additional stimulation in your surroundings. Select one idea that would be easy to implement, and see how it enhances your inner and outer space.

2. Manifest your external values in your environment.

So, nature is a strong external value of mine. I’ve set up my living and working spaces to include that.  I look out at my flower gardens and the woods from every window. And I keep houseplants on lots of windowsills. I find it at once meditative, calming, and energizing to tend them.

Other strong values I hold include respect and orderliness.  This, in turn, is mirrored in the way I maintain my office space. Its orderliness communicates the respect and undivided attention I extend to my clients.

Take Action: How can you express your values to yourself and those who visit by creating a nurturing space? What is a straightforward and affordable place to start?

More ideas to enhance flow…

3. Explore Feng Shui’s unique perspective.

For thousands of years, the Chinese refined Feng Shui to receive life force, or qi, through specific placement of objects. Of particular interest to many Westerners is its emphasis on simplicity.

Take Action: Experiment by discarding the old, stale carryovers from your past. How does this affect your energy? Do fresh opportunities now flow your way? How does clearing your space help to clear your outlook?

4. Your space affects your ability to work and concentrate.

Provide adequate storage for supplies, and place only what you need right now within easy reach.

Try This: Extend your arms to your sides, keeping them just within your peripheral vision. Now, look carefully at what lies within that arc. Would your capacity to focus be enhanced if this particular area were uncluttered and welcoming? If yes.  then, this is an ideal place to start.

5. Use the best tools to maximize your time.

This falls under the heading of not creating barriers to flow. Having the necessary tools at hand means you can apply your energy to your tasks, rather than scrambling to find what you need.

Try This: Don’t forget that your essential tools depend on your tasks. They may include anything from needles and thread to cookbooks to carpenter’s tool belt to up-to-date software.  And remember to keep your tools in good working order.

These ideas offer functional ways to enhance flow and strengthen the nurturing quality of your life.

What will you implement first?

And here’s more help for you…

Have you had times in your life that just felt good to you? Moments that you would go back to if you could? I call this your ‘Ideal Day” and it’s different for each of us.

What do you picture when you imagine something like that for yourself? Are you peaceful and quiet? Maybe you’re focused and fully engaged in a project or pursuit. The answers will be unique to you, but what’s always the same, though, is that it’s something you can give yourself whenever you choose.

So, let me re-introduce my E-Guide titled Living Your Ideal Day: How to Move Past Barriers and Find Your Way to More Time, Space and Energy.

This E-Guide and its bonus checklist offer a path to deeper self-knowledge along with practical, heart-based time wisdom. Ready to become an expert in living your time to its fullest? Living Your Ideal Day will get you started.

Click here if you’re ready to discover more right now.

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