When people think about organizing their life, they often focus on the external value of a “makeover” to their space. Yet, taking the time to order your environment and your life has much greater internal value – both individually and communally.
An ordered life is one that isn’t just “organized;” it’s arranged around the things that matter most to you. It’s a life that puts first-things-first.
I’ve found that people who are just “organized” actually can become enslaved to keeping up with the never-ending needs of home and work. “Organized” is a fleeting state of a-place-for-everything; whereas “ordered” is a state of living life intentionally and with your values at the center of the equation.
To be sure, being “organized” is useful, too; our minds clear as our space clears. When your environment is sensible and simple, you’re open to hospitality and possibility. Just be sure that the end goal is not tidiness, but that the arranging of space and schedules actually makes the way for your true life priorities. Read More