Incompletes and Messes ~ You got any?

Incompletes and Messes. We all have them. And they affect our ability to give our full focus to whatever we have going on right here right now. How? By taking up energy and space in our minds, even when we may not realize it.

This idea is not a new one – somehow attempting to manage all of the to-dos and distractions in life – although the term ‘Incompletes and Messes’ was one I first learned about from my coach a little while ago.

We are all works in progress, and I am continually working on myself – growing, learning, expanding. And so not only do I love being exposed to new ideas, I also love putting them into action.

I was given a sheet (which if I’m honest, I have yet to complete! Another incomplete right there!) to fill out, which allows you to get out everything on paper that you need to take care of.

Completing all of the ‘incompletes and messes’ in your life leaves nothing but space for possibility, creation, and flow.

Here are some of the topics it touches on, which I suggest you first answer, and then commit to creating a plan to take care of them.

  • Promises not kept, not acknowledged, or not renegotiated
  • Unpaid debts or financial commitments
  • Overflowing closets with clothes never worn
  • Junk drawers full of unnecessary or unusable items
  • Incomplete or disorganized tax records
  • Deferred household maintenance
  • Family photos never put in an album
  • Computer not backed up
  • Desk surface cluttered or disorganized (that’s me!)
  • Incomplete projects or projects that need asking for feedback
  • Personal relationships with unstated resentments or appreciations
  • Forgiveness that needs to occur
  • Time not spent with people you’ve been meaning to spend time with…

This list is not exhaustive. There is quite a bit more! However no doubt you get the idea, and can already see how it would feel if you were to actually take care of these items.

There are SIX major influences on our energy: 

Mental area; Emotional area, Physical Area; Environmental Area; Social Area; Spiritual Area.

Whenever there is something going on in one of these areas (an incomplete or a mess, perhaps?!?) it affects not only our ability to focus and get stuff done, it also has a big affect on our mood and our ability to be truly happy.

What is just ONE thing that you could commit to taking on this week, that would take care of an incomplete or mess in your life right now?

Perhaps you want to finally organize your desk. File your taxes. Clean up your closet or that messy drawer. Maybe you want to reach to that person who let you down, or vise versa. Or maybe it’s time for some forgiveness.

Whatever it is, commit to something. And trust me, you’ll feel a whole lot lighter and a whole lot happier when it’s done. Think of it as ‘Spring Cleaning’ for the mind!

Incompletes and messes… today is a perfect day to clean up, release, and create space for new possibility. (Click to tweet it out!)

Have a FAB week!

And now I’d love to hear from YOU ~ what one action are you going to commit to taking towards one of your incompletes and messes? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. 

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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