When you set out to achieve your fullest potential and become the best version of you, it may often be tempting to focus first on the bigger, overarching aspects of yourself. You might want to try and become more confident or to find your true purpose.
All very good pursuits but ultimately none of these is the right place to start.
Rather, the right place to start is with your immediate surroundings. Go and tidy your home and make it a cleaner and more attractive place to live.
Why This is Important
Why does it matter what your home looks like?
Because this will directly impact your mental state. If your home is covered in clutter and mess then it will make you feel mentally ‘crowded’. You’ll struggle to focus on work and you’ll feel like things are on top of you.
Finding things will be harder and so too will be being productive or creative.
Your home should be a place that you go to recharge, to feel on top again and to collect your thoughts. So it absolutely must be a place that is comfortable and empowering to spend time.
How to Get There
The most important thing you can do to achieve all this is to make your home more manageable in the long term. You can clean and tidy now but if you simply allow this to all get on top of you again in a few weeks then it will ultimately have been pointless.
Instead, remove items that you don’t need so that your home is more minimal. If you have fewer items then you’ll have less to clean and your home will always be less cluttered and less disorganized.
Likewise, you should also look at introducing more systems that can help you to maintain your home in this way. That means things like a dishwasher, like a steamer for ironing clothes, like a robotic vacuum perhaps. All of this will keep your home cleaner with less input necessary from you – and that makes a massive difference because it means you don’t need to invest hours of your time into washing up or organizing things and you can focus more on the things that you need to in order to succeed.
This sounds superficial but trust me: once you have a beautiful home that takes care of itself, you’ll be empowered to achieve much more!