“Out of Clutter Find Simplicity” – Albert Einstein

Today on Acupuncture By Sarah, I invite all of us to come and explore some ways to help us dig deep into our comfort zone.

4 Great Health Benefits of Staying ORGANIZED ☺

1- LOWER STRESS LEVELS! We all have varying degrees of tolerance to organization or disarray…and yet sometimes when we walk back in the house or car our stress hits the ceiling as we see one more mess to clean up. You are not alone. Allow your system to come into a relaxing state of calm as you turn up the music and huddle into your pantry cleaning your way into your comfort zone.

2- WEIGHT LOSS! Stress releases cortisol, a neurotransmitter within the brain that causes the body to hold onto unnecessary weight. Why weight? The time is now! Allow your body to let go of that stress as you jump into the organization ring and lose those unnecessary pounds. It’s very difficult to act healthfully and make healthy choices in the presence of disorder. The perception of mess clouds the mind and robs us of the ability to plan, prepare healthy meals, exercise or spend time with our children.

3- RELAXING CALM! Allow your body to do the following:

• CLEAR THE MIND CLUTTER- toss out the negativity and replace it with some good positive feedback, phrases like “I CAN!” The less chaos you see, the less clutter you will likely experience within

• START SMALL – Marie Montessori, renowned educator and founder of the Montessori Childhood Educational Model, taught that when you survey a classroom and in cleaning, you move from left to right, working through one thing at a time. Approach cleaning methodically however embrace the fact that each cleaning experience is fresh and new and can only be accomplished one step at a time

• FORESIGHT- Allow your mind to plan ahead, if you know you’re going to exercise in the morning, have your clothes laid out ahead of time. Give yourself a soft padded landing as you arrange your life in a way that provides the comfort and ease you need.

“A large part of getting organized is learning to act from a place of self-esteem:
*Knowing what we want and what we don’t want to do,
*Knowing what we can and cant do,
*And taking good care of ourselves” (Marilyn Paul, Ph.D)


From Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach

1- Stow as you go! (put things back right after using them), if you take it out put it back
2- If you open it, close it
3- If you throw it down, pick it up
4- If you take it off, hang it up

But above all remember that we must have self0compassion as we go down this road and explore all the nooks and crannies that need a little dusting and organizing. Bravely, let go of things that maybe you don’t need and in the words of Karen Kramer “When in doubt: breathe, drink water, clear clutter.”


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