First Step to Stop the Anxiety-Clutter Cycle
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I think too often we think exercise is this separate entity in life. It's sooooo not! It is connected with our health and daily happiness. I have discovered I am in direct control A LOT of the time to my anxiety and depression levels.
Exercise brings our bodies and minds happiness and balance. When we are happy and balanced, we have confidence. When we have confidence, we are more patient and a better mother and wife. When we are performing better in our roles, there is flow to the day, less chaos. We are able to perform our duties in a higher degree possible at work, in the home, to our friends... it literally trickles into everything we do!
I see clutter and our depressing moods as a a vicious cycle: anxiety or depression can lead to a cluttery home and a cluttery home can lead to depression and more anxiety, and we tend to do less about the house, which makes it even worse yet. And then we put off other to do's like exercising, that would help everything progress forward---- but instead it just adds to the overwhelming feeling of what needs to get done! Ugggh! Let's look at what the clutter is actually doing to our brain...
What does clutter do to us?
1. Overstimulates our system (visual, olfactory, tactile), causing our senses to work overtime on stimuli that aren’t necessary or important.
2. Draws our attention away from what our focus should be on.
3. Makes it more difficult to relax, both physically and mentally.
Constantly reminds our brains that we still have a huge to-do list.
4. Causes anxiety because the idea of sorting piles is overwhelming
5. Creates feelings of guilt and embarrassment, particularly when someone drops by unexpectedly.
6. Frustrates us by making it hard to find anything we need- keys, bills, checkbook, etc.
The clutter in our home not only makes our homes look bad, it makes us feel like a failure, as well.
Tip #1: Talk positively to yourself.
Motion to start all comes from within, so we have got to STOP beating ourselves UP!
When you find negative self-talk going on, change it to reaffirm yourself: “I’m too tired” needs to be “I have enough energy”. The sooner you can recognize the self talk and switch it, the better off you are gonna be!
“I hate dishes” needs to be “I love having dishes done”.
And “I don’t deserve a nice house” need to become “I deserve a nice house”.
Tackling the clutter is hard to face when in the midst of depression. But bit by bit... one small task at a time, we can make big accomplishments happen! I always ask my kids to start by putting away 10 things, then we will reassess and pick a new number! It helps get over that initial overwhelming feeling. And on top of that, seeing that one small focused action every day creates a ripple effect, which will eventually lead to a complete change in you entire home. From clutter on all the counters to open clear surfaces in every room. It is possible, and you can accomplish it... WE can accomplish it!
When you know you have a flow for cleanliness, there is room for YOU! To take care of YOU! It all starts in believing you can have it all... a balanced mind and time to get your daily to do's done as welll! So today, talk positively to yourself! Realize the tasks at hand and set time aside to make a simple action to start.
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