I spent the weekend reorganising my office space. I moved the desks around, I sorted files, I threw out old stuff, and found forgotten bits and pieces ~ little golden nuggets I’d put aside for later. Now all that reorganising was wonderful, but the best thing about it was getting off my butt and making the change. What a difference! I feel completely revitalised and so much more productive!
I’ve known for quite a while the office space needed fixing. It was all wrong ~ my desk was facing a wall and totally non-conducive to inspiration, something I was really craving and missing. I really hated sitting there, but I didn’t do a thing about it for the longest time. Now that it’s done, I can’t believe I allowed myself to stay stuck in a place I disliked for that length of time.
The point here is not why I allowed it to happen, the point is that I changed it, and next time I won’t be waiting … not even a second! When you get that feeling that something isn’t right, don’t wait ~ do something about it. Change it! Don’t put up with something that’s unsatisfactory. You are worth more than that. You deserve better, and you can make it better.
A positive change can turn everything around in a split second. It’s a bit like throwing up a bunch of balls that you weren’t holding very well and then catching them perfectly. I feel like I’m starting new even though it’s with all the same old stuff on my desk that I’ve been putting off, and I can tell you, it’s very liberating. If a little thing like changing my desk around to look at a view while I work has made such a big difference, can you imagine what a more significant change could make. It’s an exciting prospect isn’t it!
Don’t be afraid to do it if you think you may be trapped in inaction. Feeling stuck is just a feeling, not a fact. What it is … is a sign that it’s time to make a change. Whether that change is big or small, if you are feeling it, it’s time to do it. Don’t stay trapped in a place or a timeframe that doesn’t feel right. Free yourself, and do it now! And when you’ve done it, you’ll realise you were a lot less stuck than you thought you were. That inspiration, that lift or that exciting new challenge could be as simple as changing your view.
Inara Hawley © 2015