A client came to me recently looking for tips to store her laptop and supplies after work.
Soon it came out, though, that she had a bigger issue… she kept falling asleep on the job! She loved her work, but throughout the day she often felt the need for a nap.
We dug into this, and it turned out her naps weren’t random, and she wasn’t really tired every time. She usually felt sleepy right when it was time to post on social media.
Now naps can be excellent self-care (you’re talking to a Taurus; napping is basically my superpower!). But when what we really want is to expand what we’re capable of and grow into our next level, they can sometimes be an escape.
This is where your space can help!
In the case of my client, she was doing the majority of her work from bed. Of course great work can be done anywhere you can concentrate, but in this case, my client was ready to grow into a woman who confidently shared her work with the world, and being in the bedroom had turned from a place to concentrate, to a place to hide.
It was too easy to sink into those comforting naps whenever fear arose.
Once she saw what was going on, it wasn’t hard to convince her to come out of the bedroom and set up a desk in her dining room. Luckily, she had a free wall with a pretty window where she could claim space.
We decided the next time she wanted to take a nap (when she wasn’t truly tired), she would look around at her new workspace and see herself as someone truly worthy of taking up room, and of being seen.
This worked wonders for her confidence, and not surprisingly, pumped up her courage to promote her business!
If you know you’re ready to grow into the next version of yourself as a boss, a CEO, and a much-needed healer for our world, consider where you’re working. Is there more space you can claim?
Expand your workspace and you'll find it easier to grow into the bigger version of you.
Jen Mallinger is a professional Interior Designer, Life Coach, and Feng Shui consultant. Her #1 passion is helping heart-centered entrepreneurs transform the energy in their businesses through creating workspaces that inspire, motivate, and support them.