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Organizing and Exercise

I often think of the parallel with organizing and exercise. Both are lifestyle choices that require being  mindful of your priorities. In order to accomplish both, you make decisions about ways to spend your time, as well as committing to a healthier lifestyle. 

Organizing and exercising are best done with a partner.  I love my partners in wellness. I walk with 2 different friends. I do pilates with a great teacher (www.gulfcoastpilates.com). And I go to the gym with my husband. All these partners not only help me be accountable about exercising, I also enjoy the aspect of spending time with them!  Who can help you in a trusted, loving way to take your next step in decluttering or exercising?

In order to truly make organizing or exercising priorities, we must schedule time every day to “just do it.”  A little bite of both organizing and exercise makes a big diff for me! I certainly do not have hours to do either, but I know if I do 30 minutes a day, I can keep things maintained.  Both organizing and exercise are so high on my priorities that I make sure I do these first every day! I set my alarm at 6:30 daily just to walk.  I pick up my clothes, get my car together and make my list of the 3 most important tasks each evening.  How important are these lifestyle choices to you?  When do you do them?

 Think through this parallel and see what comes to mind to empower you to get the job done too!  Think wellness, think health and think transition!

Taking Care of Mrs. Claus

Taking care of yourself during the holidays is important!   How can we care for others if our self care is neglected? 

  • Get the rest you need each night.  So often I hear my clients say that they have gone to bed at 1 or 2 am to finish a project. Make it a priority to be in bed and get 8 hours of rest each night.
  • Eat and drink nutritiously. Our bodies need good fuel!  Be sure to drink 8 glasses of water and each your daily 5 fruits and veggies.   We think better, work better and are more productive with outstanding food.
  • Commit to daily exercise. Working our bodies provides clarity and more.  My weekly exercise includes working out with Jill Gilbert Lucas at pilates.  www.gulfcoastpilates.com.  It is a priority because I am better able to handle the stresses of the season with this!
  • Write daily in your gratitude journal.  Spend a few minutes at the end of each day being grateful and writing about it.  It is as simple as appreciating a hug, seeing a leaf on a tree turn color or even tasting a yummy piece of pie. Appreciating what is a gift to you makes a difference.
  • Spend 5 minutes in serenity time each day. This is a time to get your stress level as low as possible.  Breathe deeply, sit in a chair, think of your special thoughts, and get a few minutes of base line. 

Taking care of yourself goes beyond the holiday season.  Not sure how to find the time? Remember, as they say on the airlines, put your own oxygen mask on first!