Over the last month, I have gotten rid of things I didn't like or need in my space. This has really made me much happier at home and allows me to be more creative. When I am not on the road traveling I work from home. While some enjoy coffee shops I actually can't focus in noisy settings so I write in complete silence.
This past weekend my friend Jess and I met for coffee but we were able to make a quick stop to donate some items which was a huge help since I don't have a car. I took the two suitcases that I moved back to Chicago with and filled them with clothes that I didn't wear anymore. That big red suitcase was in the middle of the room until I took it for donation so I wouldn't put it back in the closet. If you have seen my apartment you would know the big red suitcase clashed with the rest of the decor. It was so nice to have it removed. I came back to my apartment yesterday to a much cleaner space with less clutter. I still have ways to go on cutting back even more of what I own but it's a start. Fewer things mean a clearer space to think and create.
There are a few reasons why I am telling you this. I highly recommend Spring cleaning before the weather turns. I have had a few people ask me how I stay motivated and creative, one of the ways is having a clean and clear environment to work and live. Also, it's not always "things" that need to be thrown out. Toxic friendships and relationships can hold you back from succeeding or accomplishing goals.
If you end of Spring cleaning I would love to know what you tackle first and if this helped you at all. My wish is that I continue to inspire you and motivate to do something good for yourself. You deserve it!
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