When I think about it, there are several ways that changing things up is helpful, whether it be a room arrangement, or anything. Here's a list of just some of those things:
- Changing the flow of energy (think feng shui http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng_shui) keeps things interesting and in balance
- Breaks monotony
- Opportunity to express creativity
- Exercise problem solving skills
Rearranging my room was a challenge, but a fun and easy one. I imagined in my mind the ideal set up with what I had to work with. When I put the ideas into action, it turned out different than I imagined, but it was even better! Certain aspects didn't work, so I had to come up with alternatives. For example, my book case didn't fit over by my closet, which forced me to rethink the new location of my desk.
I wonder what other fun and easy challenges I can come up with that will help keep my life feeling fresh and interesting. With something as simple as this, I can only imagine what trying new activities, such as joining social groups of shared interest would do.