We all have natural behaviors regarding the use of time and how we organize time and space.
Sometimes our styles work well for us, but when we do not understand how to work with our natural styles, we can get in our own way and impede our best intentions. Understanding what can work for us and what does not impacts the overall quality of our life.
Visually, peace abounds in the perfect world of a Nothing Out Organizing Personality. A casual visitor sighs in awe a space free of piles. Papers, folders, staplers, supplies sit behind closet and cabinet doors, hidden from view. The workspace speaks of control and organization and is neat and calm. Clutter and chaos are hidden from sight.
A Nothing Out style prefers clean, uncluttered spaces believing that it contributes to her sense of peace. With a clear desk, she feels more in control of her situation. Organizational products that hide things from view are preferred because a Nothing Out dislikes looking at cluttered or messy spaces.
Nothing Out Styles Like…
Nothing Outs truly feel that when the workspace is neat this means things are organized. However, stashing items away in haste make things difficult to find.
When Nothing Out’s lack established organizing systems, or if items are put away haphazardly, this style type can look organized yet feel like a hot mess!
Many Nothing Out’s can relate to the mad dash and stash around their homes before invited guests arrive. If systems are missing behind closed doors, Nothing Out’s are destined to feel guilty due to their naughty secrets and shame. So eventually, this style needs to stop, drop, and organize, especially if a disaster zone lurks behind closed doors.
Conflicts With Nothing Out Styles
Nothing Out may encounter conflict with others if they put away other’s belongings without acknowledging other’s organizational systems. This style can cause conflict for co-workers and family members. Nothing Out’s get frustrated working with a chaotic system. Systems including logical labeling and smart categories make Nothing Out Style types feel more calm. However, the Nothing Out personality may tend to over organize. If so, day-to-day systems become difficult to maintain and may drive others crazy trying to keep up.
Can a Nothing Out personality type use her natural space style preference to reduce anxiety, stop stressing others out, arrange her space, and create a more enjoyable workflow?
To some extent, every style can live better when they focus on building flow into their systems. Flow is the “natural, effortless unfolding of life in a way that moves us toward wholeness and harmony”. Additionally, flow becomes the gateway to creating homeostasis. Creating more flow in your life begins with awareness, being present, noticing, and learning to manage your inner experience.
Flow Steps offer simple choices to help resolve tension and restore freedom over time and space.
Here are some basic Flow Steps that can help a Nothing Out style enhance workflow:
- Create workable easy-to-understand, labeled, filing systems – ones that make sense when you need to stash things quickly.
- Use portable storage solutions and barriers (like doors and curtains) to keep excess items hidden from the active work areas to curb anxiety.
- Install closet and drawers organizers and label sections for label easy maintenance.
These are just a few ways to use your natural style to create a more pleasing workflow experience.
Once you identify your dominant preferences you can begin to take steps to integrate more Flow Steps into your experience.
The Time & Space Style Inventory™ (TSSI™) evaluates your style preferences and how you arrange space, tolerate disorder, and assign value. By learning your preferences, you can make the most of your style to increase flow in your life with Flow Steps that will help you successfully manage your inner experience.