It’s a vicious circle*. When you’re depressed and/or anxious you don’t make the effort to clean or declutter your spaces. But having cluttered and messy spaces can actually make you more depressed and/or anxious. In fact, there are studies that link clutter to an increase in the stress hormone, cortisol, along with other mental health… Continue reading Clutter and Your Mental Health
When you first start realizing you need to simplify your life it’s usually when you’ve reached your breaking point and you just can’t think about or handle one more thing. You’ve reached (and probably surpassed) your own limit. How do you know you’re close to reaching your limit? you are physically, mentally, or emotionally tired… Continue reading Are You (Self) Aware of Your Limits?
I've seen it a lot. Heck, it's happened to me a lot. That feeling that you just can't have anything else in your brain or you might just lose your mind. I totally get it. But how do you know what's really "necessary"? Think of it this way .... what would HAVE to get done… Continue reading Overcome Overwhelm … Eliminate the Unnecessary
Overcome Overwhelm Series Prioritize Your To Do List I've been using a system for my To Do List that works absolutely brilliantly for me. I've hit overwhelm way too many times in my life and had to learn that some things can just wait. That's why this system works. It forces me to visually recognize… Continue reading Overcome Overwhelm … Prioritize Your To Do List
You see it as a gold star on your giant Chore Chart of Life that you are busier than every one else you know, but what does it really get you? Stress Tears Aches and Pains Screaming at your kids A whole lot of not much fun stuff. Is it really worth it? The answer… Continue reading Use Mindfulness to Stop Multitasking