I have to remember to remind myself that my work is my life and that I should conduct myself in a way that is in harmony with my ethos and day-to-day morals.
Because of this deep striving within myself, I am constantly looking for ways to improve the rhythm of my work to create a more harmonious and calmer day-to-day life.
Here are a few things that have really helped me in recent weeks. For me, the beauty of some of these points is that they are so simple that it’s almost laughable. However, implementing some of these simple changes has created tremendous results for me.
I have recently started a new routine where I sweep the studio every morning when I arrive and every evening when I leave. I know it sounds extremely obvious, but actually, there are many days when I arrive with so much to do and I just get going on my laptop straight away or get on with a drawing. Or other times when I just have to get out of the studio, I leave as quickly as possible without tidying up the space.
When I give the room a really good sweep as I leave, it’s like I am providing a sense of closure for the day. I am sweeping the energy of the space away and creating a clear space to come into in the morning. It helps me to arrive with a clear mind free from any problems or anxieties from the previous day. Obviously, it is very good practice to keep your working space clean physically but also the act of energetically cleaning the space morning and evening I have found to have a very profound effect on my mood and my intentions for the next day.
I have also started a routine where I have been wrapping up my studio days by setting an intention for the next day. Normally I set an intention along the lines of the space being filled with inspiration, joy, abundance, and creativity for the next day.
The next thing I have been doing which is literally revolutionary is timetabling my week. Now I know this sounds obvious but this practice has literally changed my life. I now have a set day I do all my financial work, a set day I do all my product related work, a set morning I work on the blog and set times when I work on everything creative. By just having this allocated time I feel like my mind is so much clearer. Because I focus on one practical thing each morning/afternoon/day, I am able to get so much more done than when I am flitting between things and doing whatever I think is the most important at the time.
Ok, I may not be able to do everything in one session but at least I am constantly giving time to the different aspects of my business. That way everything gets attention and everything is able to grow in a steady way.
It’s funny how the simplest of things can make such a difference. But for me, they really do. Giving small things the right amount of attention really helps my mind to be more organized and frees us space in my life for me to be more open to creativity and growth.
Do you have any routines that really make a difference to your week? I’d love to hear from you if so! Leave a comment or get in touch here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natasha Jade x