What is your vision for the rest of the year? Before you know it, we will be celebrating a new year. Are you looking too forward without enjoying the days we have left? I know this is an overwhelming time-busy with Fall cleanup, preparing for Thanksgiving, Hanukah and Christmas, business deadlines, and for many struggling with a budget or health issues. But this can also be a very peaceful time if we savor the moments right in front of us.
Let’s stop a moment and see if we can put our activities in slow motion.
It was a great summer. I enjoyed playing with my grandkids, traveling, walking in Sharon Woods, Swimming, Eating outside Al Fresco, planting flowers, and walking barefoot in the grass.
There was just one glitch-my summer itch. Around mid July I developed an itching problem. It scared me because I thought for sure my liver is doomed or I have some other mysterious ailment that would end my life. When I went to my doctor, he asked if we treated our lawn-Well-yes indeed.
If you’re talking about going to the gym or a focused exercise routine, it depends.
If you go to the gym 6 days a week and feel pressed to fit that in, you may not be doing your body any favors.
A recent study showed that those who exercise 4 days a week burned more calories overall than those who exercised almost every day.
CLEAR YOUR SPACE AND YOUR MIND – DECLUTTER
It’s Spring, and time to refresh your home and your soul. I find the best way to do that is to declutter. Take out three boxes labeled “put away”, “give away” and “throw away.” Start in one corner of your home and go from room to room tossing or keeping and organizing your stuff. Soon you will find there is more space and less clutter. As you free your home of clutter, you will find that your mind suddenly feels less overwhelmed.
It is amazing how stuff can affect our psyche. When my house is clean and I am organized I focus better. Before every coaching session I clear my desk and have only my client’s file in front of me. I take time to relax and focus. Before beginning a writing project it helps to clear the space around me so I can think clearly. Clearing clutter clears my mind. Ahhh, I feel I can breathe and experience the space around me.