I am currently in the midst of moving my office, which has been my main place of business for about 7 years. As we all say at moving time, it is amazing how much “stuff” we acquire and how much of it is junk. For most of us the simple thought of moving is enough to keep us in the same place for as long as possible and that is not necessarily a good thing.
Well I have been going through a lot of change in my life in the past few weeks and months and shifting to a new office is a part of that process. I realised as I was packing things into boxes and making the tough call on what to throw out and what to keep, just how important it is to have a big clean up in not only your business life but also your personal life. And I have to say it can be very theraputic if you let it.
My move has made me realise how inflexible I had become in many ways, how my office had become a comfortable security blanket that was like a pair of favourite well worn shoes, very comfortable but long since past its prime. I had got into many routines and rituals that were good for the business but probably not that good for me. And this move was giving me the chance to wipe the slate clean and start fresh in a way that better served my needs and desires in life right now.
So as I wander through the empty offices and think about the times that I have had here, the memories both good and bad, I can put a few past issues to rest, close my eyes for a moment and look forward to the future and all that it has to hold. Best of all I get the chance to write the script on how I want to live my life, both at home and at work. I think we all need to have change in our lives and we certainly need to have our security blankets ruffled a bit from time to time.