Look around. What do you see? How does it make you feel? Does your environment motivate you or drain you?

Don’t underestimate the power of your surroundings on your productivity! The people, colors, objects, sounds and more have a great impact on our mood and mindset. In turn, we feel excited, motivated, happy… or anxious, demotivated and sad.

I love a clean desk. Sometimes, especially before harder tasks, I will clean up my office. Papers are sorted and filed, everything is put back in its home and a clear work surface becomes ready. I never understood this behavior until I began observing more about my own motivation. You see, when my desk is cluttered, my brain is cluttered. And when my brain is cluttered, I procrastinate!

Take this idea a step further…

In addition to looking at the stuff around you, WHO surrounds you? Think about your family and friends. Are they positive or negative people? Do they lift you up or drag you down? Do you watch and listen to inspirational, upbeat, successful people?

Sometimes, when I watch a bit too much TV or spend too much time scrolling through social media, I am drained. I’m just sitting there “resting” but I don’t feel rested! In contrast, I can spend a whole day on my feet talking to a group of entrepreneurial women and walk away feeling energized!  

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Getting Started Hack #16 – Look Around!

Take a look around… What do you see? Who do you see? Our environment can have a huge impact on our productivity. Choose colors, images and objects that give you joy! Surround yourself with people who lift you up and encourage you. As you remove negativity and add positivity, you will feel a shift in your energy. With this shift, you’ll be ready to get started!

Getting Started Hack #17 – Listen to Inspiration!

If you want positive energy, borrow some from someone else! We have music, podcasts, videos and audiobooks at our fingertips everyday. Choose your favorite motivational speaker, listen to an upbeat song or watch an inspiring story. Then get started!

Want some support to make some positive changes to your environment? I’d love to help! Reach out and schedule a free Discovery Session!