A Few Little Changes Can Make A Huge Difference

A Few Little Changes Can Make A Huge Difference

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A Few Little Changes Can Make A Huge Difference

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This is the seventh in a series of articles to help you focus on a different aspect of your life and to inspire and motivate you to make a change in one or more areas.
How do you currently feel about your physical environment?

•Do you have a clean and tidy office and home?

•Is your home a place you enjoy spending time in?

•Are there things you’re tolerating (unfinished jobs)?

•Does your work environment inspire and motivate you?
Where we live and work can have a great influence on how we feel and how productive we are.  If things aren’t as you want or need them to be it can make you frustrated, de-motivated and less productive.
In your work environment, make sure your space is a place where you can feel inspired and motivated.  A place where you have everything around you that you need to do your job.
We’re all different so this doesn’t mean you have to work in a totally neat and uncluttered environment.  However,  you need to have an organised, efficient work space.
If you find yourself sifting through stacks of paper, regularly lose things, have unpaid bills or overdue accounts then perhaps you need to create a few systems and processes to help you get organised, be more productive and happier in your work.
At home if you have unfinished jobs around the house or you’re not happy with where or how you live, look at what you could do to change it.  You want to come home to a place where you can relax and unwind and have a few quiet moments to yourself.
You can also apply this to how you look and feel about yourself.  Are your clothes neat, tidy and do they still fit?  Are there things you haven’t worn for years, have never worn or have totally forgotten were there.
Is the physical environment of your body as you want it and as you want others to see you?  If not, see the earlier article on Health.
Action:
 
What difference could you make to your Environment this week?
•What do you need that will make a difference to the way you work?
    •Use simple things like files, or trays and folders to sort your work.
    •Create a clear space to work so you don’t feel overwhelmed by the things around you.
    •Get rid of things you no longer use.
•Get into the habit of putting things away at the end of the day or when you’ve finished using them – at work and at home.
•Pick one outstanding task at home and aim to complete it by the end of the week.
    •Have you been meaning to redecorate.
    •Get rid of an old piece of furniture.
    •Clear the clutter or treat yourself to something new.
•If there’s something about your home you’re not happy with – resolve to do something about it this week.
Little and often – a few minutes each day can make a big difference to your environment so that jobs don’t pile up and get out of hand.
If you don’t have time to clean the house or do the gardening or you’d rather spend your time doing other things – pay someone to do it for you.
Not only will it give you more time but you’ll be able to relax and enjoy it that much more.
Don’t put it off any longer, just do it.
Clare Evans, Personal and Business Coach
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Clare Evans, Personal and Business Coach

Clare specialises in Time Management and Leadership Development applying both business and personal coaching techniques to support, challenge and motivate you to maximise your potential and use your strengths to help you achieve success in your business or career. Her clients include Executives, Business Directors, CEOs and Partners in the Legal and Financial professions.

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