Some days you don't have the energy to get out there and take on the world. But that doesn't mean you should give up completely.
Even when you are having a day with pain or a day where you just want to hibernate, there are things you can do to take care of yourself.
The little things can be just as important as the big things.
To your most PEACEFUL self.
One of the first steps in organizing isn't getting rid of stuff. It's clearing. Clearing a space within to work. It's important to start with this step because not only does it create a physical space, it also adjusts the mindspace.
Yesterday I received a couple of Feng Suii tips from a friend that really had an impact on me. (Kim Julen, Finding your Fiji). One of the tips was to create a clear and welcoming entryway. (The items in the entryway are on their way out the door). Clearing the entryway led me to clear another area. And then another. And then to take on the laundry with positive energy and enthusiasm. Yes, really! Are the areas perfect? No. And that's ok. They are simply ready for what comes next.
Clearing is an important step in every aspect of your life. Especially when you are going through a life transition. It's about clearing out what doesn't take priority anymore and advocating for what you need now. It's about preparing for what may be coming at you when you don't even know it's coming.
Today I challenge you to clear one area of your calendar or home. Then reward yourself on a job well done.
To Your Most Peaceful and Clear Self!
Last week I went to see my doctor and came out of my appointment with 11 pages of paper. And when I got home, there were two more pieces from my health care plan. So what's a person to do with all this paperwork?
The first thing to do is ask yourself what information is most important to you. Ask yourself if you honestly will ever look at that piece of paper again. Will you ever use it as a reference? If so, where will you keep it?
Secondly, decide how much time and energy you want to commit to managing your information. The more you keep, the more time and energy you will have to dedicate to it. And keeping more makes it harder to find the important stuff.
Here's what I did with my paperwork:
Being your own advocate is a multi dimensional job. But you can do it. It's all about finding peace by piece.
To your most peaceful self.
Seems like everyone says that kale is good for you. Same for spinach, bananas and a host of other foods. But are those foods good for YOU?
Yesterday I went to my nephrologist and found out my potassium is high. Here I had been eating "good for you foods" but in the process it was negatively affecting other areas of my body. So for the moment, no bananas, oranges, dried fruits. Bummer!!
Really knowing all the ins and outs of your condition is important because people will tell you that all sorts of things are good for you. It's up to you to critically* analyze if their truth is your truth or not. Good for you could hurt you.
So how do you know the good from the bad for you? Ask. Ask yourself, ask others, query online from reliable sources.
As always, it is up to you to advocate for your health and well being. Proceed cautiously.
To your most peaceful and well self!
*Critically - intentional attention to what is being said.
Welcome to my blog. I am glad you are here to read the musings on organizing and finding balance in your life. I hope you find them inspiring and motivating.