When was the last time you rearranged your furniture?
Did you move the couch to the opposite wall of the living room? Take down a bedroom picture and put up a different one? Get a new bedspread?
There’s a lot of good mojo that comes from rearranging the literal and figurative furniture in our lives!
It makes us see things differently and in new ways. We feel refreshed and renewed. We see new opportunities and appreciate things that we might have been taking for granted.
It’s the same thing with our lives.
We human beings are such creatures of habit. We do the same things over and over again, and then we take things for granted as we go about our routinized days, whether it’s drying ourselves after a shower the familiar way or commuting to work with the same route.
Then, all of a sudden, it’s 12 years later. We haven’t changed. Time is passing, and we only get so much of it in our lifetime before it’s over.
Don’t take life for granted. Tear your living room apart and rebuild it. (We remodeled ours after 10 years in our home—what a life changer!) Get rid of that crappy chair you hate or that pillow that’s been bothering you. Go buy some new art and give that old giclée print away. Even a new coat of paint does remarkable things (or a new haircut or outfit, thank you “Queer Eye”!).
Humans are also incredibly resilient. We have tremendous capacity to reinvent ourselves.
What’s working in this room? —> What’s working in my life?
What’s not working in this room? —> What’s not working in my life?
If I were to reinvent this room, what would I do? —> If I were to reinvent my life, what would I do?
You get the drift.
Now, grab a piece of paper or your journal and write about this. Writing will open up the possibilities. Then you can act!
Update your life goals on your Intentional Life Planning timeline, then revisit Step 3: Turn Your Timeline Into an Actionable Plan.
By thinking creatively and rearranging our literal and figurative furniture, we can help ensure we’re making the most out of our time on this planet!
“A note from 2020. Twelve years from now, your future self is going to thank you for something you did today, for an asset you began to build, a habit you formed, a seed you planted.
Even if you’re not sure of where it will lead, today’s the day to begin.”
– Seth Godin