To create space, you have to figure out what is cluttering it up. Sometimes it’s physical and sometimes it’s mental.
Therefore, I have a question for you:
What is keeping you up at night? Whatever is keeping you up at night is typically your biggest problem. It’s the gnarly, thorny, nasty problem that may not have an easy solution. If it’s a recent problem, then give yourself an hour with paper and pen and outline a solution. It could be a complex issue that just needs some focus and critical thinking, so give it the attention it deserves. Pushing it off is only going to make it worse, so draw up a plan and start whittling away at it. However, if it is a chronic problem that is keeping you up at night, the problem needs a different approach. Whether it’s your job, finances, relationship, or family, you are a smart person and this problem is bigger than you right now. So, here’s the thing, you need to give yourself permission to ask for help. That’s right – you need help and you need to ALLOW yourself to ask for it. Think about someone who can help you find a solution and ask for help. If it’s a family member or friend, great – call him up. If it’s a professional, also great – call her up. If you need multiple people to help, great – call them all up. You have given yourself permission to get help with this problem, so get some help and start on your solution. Seriously, start getting the help you need to solve the problem. You will not be able to create space otherwise.