Did you know that when you are organized that your life can be less stressful? Did you ever think that getting organized and eliminating clutter could help you lose weight? I know that it sounds weird and kooky but it is true. When you are organized you don’t fret over not finding something because you know that whatever it is, it has a home. Spiritually speaking if you lose the weight of clutter in your environment , you will lose the weight personally as well.
Getting organized can be very simple although for many it can be overwhelming. So let’s divide the task in to 2 steps. The clean up and clean out which is where you get in the mind meld of the project and decide what to keep and what to throw away. When you decide what to keep then find a home for your things. The second part is the maintenance . This is often difficult because we need to develop a new habit. This new habit required patience and follow through. We need to keep our areas organized and not let them get overrun with stuff! Pick a time that is mentally good for you. Try not to allow too many distractions. If you can focus better with music or other white noise, great. Just allow yourself to focus on the task at hand. Be kind to yourself with this process. After all did you know that it takes 21 days to develop a new habit? Remember, everything has a home and so do you. Until next time….
Today is the day after Michael Jackson’s memorial at Staples Center in Los Angeles. I had refrained from writing about all of this but yesterday some clarity came to me via one of our OH MISS associates. We were driving to a new client’s home to meet with her, discuss her needs and how to destress her life for the next few weeks and as we all do when driving started talking. Two girls, a car, 30 minute drive-get the visual? During our conversation when I said that I really could not totally understand the enormous amount of time that was being placed on MJ during regular t.v. programing,radio programing and not to forget People Magazine. My associate calmly explained to me that Michael Jackson was the Elvis of her generation. She further explained that he was global not just in the United States not just a headliner in Las Vegas or at the Apollo Theatre in London but around the world. Now did I get it? I had to say that I truly started to understand although the cynic in me has to think that the Nielsen ratings had some input as well.
Now you may be wondering where I am going with this. Stress played a major part in Michael Jackson’s life. He coped with the stress of a upcoming concert tour, debts, family especially his children, and what his fans expected of him. It was more intriguing to be eccentric and mysterious than normal. Can you imagine the stress of having to have idiosyncrasies rather than just be yourself? We all have our quirks don’t get me wrong. Some of us more than the others. I remember telling this to my father many many years ago and then hearing from my mother that my dad came back from visiting me saying he hoped I would marry soon because I was getting set in my ways.
Stress can kill you. We hear it all the time. It is hard on our heart. It is hard on us mentally and emotionally. Stress can ruin marriages and friendships. Without good friends and family we do not have the support system when we facing difficulties in our lives and we all do. No one leaves this world unscathed no matter how glorious their life looks from the outside in.
Read my blog tomorrow and I will begin a series on how to de stress in a relentless world.