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Guest Blogger Suzie Wilson: Four Easy Habits to Keep Your Home Tidy

Cleanliness, Maid, Maintains, Cleaning, Household

 

It is not an overstatement to say that a clean home is a happy one. Unfortunately, life can get in the way of having a tidy house. Keeping your residence free of clutter and mess doesn’t have to be time-consuming, however. Maintaining a routine of easy tidiness habits can really add up to create a relaxing home environment.

 

Simplify Cleaning

Cleaning your home can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Try to make cleaning your home a regular habit, such as daily quick sweeping and taking out the trash. Make vacuuming and mopping a weekly task. Choose specific rooms to focus on each day. This process of elimination can make cleaning your home more manageable. It will be important to give particular attention to areas that are easily overlooked. Get in those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies, including behind appliances, and clean baseboards and the inside of cabinets. If you have a large family, do laundry daily, or a couple of days a week if you live alone. This might sound intensive, but it can keep your dirty clothes pile from accumulating and give you a healthy supply of clean clothes. Not seeing clothing piles or dust and debris everywhere can go a long way to helping you relax.

 

Tidy As You Go

Little things accumulate: dishes to be washed, garments piled high, toys to be put away. It adds up and can make cleaning feel onerous. One way to reduce the list of stuff to do is by addressing issues in the moment. Tidy your bed after you get up, load the dishwasher after you have eaten, and put clothes in a basket when you get home. If you are wearing a coat, put it in the closet. Ensure that spills are immediately dealt with, and wipe down surfaces with an antibacterial wipe after using sinks or counters. Even filing important documents once they have been read can go a long way to keeping a house tidy. It’s a simple approach that can quickly become instinctual. The less you have to deal with, the more you will be able to relax and not have to worry about growing cleaning duties.

 

Utilize Specific Storage

If tidying as you go is to be fully effective, you will need ample storage. Fortunately, anything can act as storage, be it cupboards, hangers, baskets, and even mason jars. Storage is the perfect way to declutter and keep your home organized and less oppressive. Designate areas for specific groups, such as mason jars for pens and pencils, baskets for laundry, and a drawer for miscellaneous items or things that are candidates to be discarded or given away. Make it a habit to use specified storage daily by taking ten minutes or so to look for out-of-place items. This approach will ensure items do not accumulate, leaving your home feeling more spacious and clean, as well as making the process of decluttering smoother and less stressful.

 

Organize Chores

One of the best ways to keep on top of chores is a schedule. Fill it in with tasks you would like to see done, perhaps in specific areas. This easy habit can help cleaning appear less daunting and give incentive to get things done. You could use a schedule to aid in the delegation of chores to family members. Convincing children to get involved might sound like a thankless task, but it can have rewards. Start off small, such as reminding your kids to put their toys and plates away after they are finished with them. A schedule can really help your little habits add up, minimize the stress of cleaning, and keep your home ticking smoothly.

 

A clean home is a great place to be after a long day. Use storage effectively, tidy as you go, and organize the process of cleaning so that it doesn’t become overwhelming or stressful. With these simple tidiness habits, you can ensure your home is a place where you can relax without chores hanging over your head.

 

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Guest Blogger: Jackie Waters: 3 Tips to Claim Your Life Back from Career Burnout

Have you noticed yourself becoming less productive, pessimistic, or irritable at work? Are you physically, mentally, and emotionally drained, and becoming increasingly detached from your coworkers? You are probably experiencing career burnout.

 

When burnout is left unaddressed, it can lead to severe anxiety and depression, and it will eventually affect other areas of your life. Finding a work-life balance is critical for anyone who wants to live a fulfilling and successful life. If you’re on the brink of burnout or are already in the middle of it, here are some tips to help you claim your life back:

 

Assess Your Career

 

Before you do anything else, it can help to step back for a moment and think about your career. This can be difficult to do when you’re relentlessly working because there’s always a task to complete or deadline to meet. If necessary, take a few days vacation (a week is optimal), and evaluate your career path. Ask yourself questions like:

 

  • Are you fulfilled at your job?
  • Have you lost passion for your work?
  • Is there another career path you would be willing to try?

 

When you have a demanding job, passion is imperative, because you will be spending most of each day working. And without passion, your days will eventually become dreadful and ultimately feel meaningless — hence, burnout.

 

Although it may be hard at first, changing your career could be the best decision you ever make for you and your family, as your fulfillment will carry over to other aspects of your life. And there are many career paths to choose from. For instance, if you like helping people, you might consider becoming a social worker. One advantage of switching to a career in social work is that you don’t even need a bachelor’s degree to pursue your master’s. There are many online programs offered that allow you to take classes while still working at your current job. That way, you can maintain your income while building your new career path.

 

Get Outside

 

Along with evaluating your career choice, spending time outdoors can do wonders for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Nature is one of the best stress relievers out there, and it has a way of restoring balance to your life when you have a brutal schedule. Even a walk during your lunch break can be beneficial, but if you want to take full advantage of the outdoors, pick up a hobby. It can be anything that keeps you active and brings you joy. Surfing, for example, comes with a plethora of health benefits, including:

 

  • Better cardiovascular health
  • Stronger muscles and bones
  • Improved balance and flexibility
  • Exposure to vitamin D
  • Reduced stress
  • Opportunities for self-reflection

 

Also, if surfing sounds like something you would like to start doing, do your research when picking out a surfboard. Running, hiking, swimming, cycling and mountain climbing are other options you might consider. If you’re not sure of your interests, don’t be afraid to try new activities until you find one that sticks.

 

With that in mind, think about taking a vacation that encourages you to expand your adventurous horizons and get a little more exercise. Heading out to Los Angeles, for example, will provide you with a plethora of different options, from hitting the beach, visiting the city’s many iconic destinations, or heading into the hills for a stroll along a nature trail. According to Turnkey, Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory are great for those who enjoy hiking.

 

Consider CBD Oil

 

CBD oil is another thing to consider when you’re experiencing career burnout. Increasing evidence is showing that CBD oil can relieve anxiety, reduce inflammation, promote deeper sleep, and help the body regulate itself. If you’re wanting to explore this natural remedy, it’s important to research reputable manufacturers and ensure you are getting a high-quality oil. Also, you can get CBD in other forms like vape oils and juices. Of course, it’s essential to consult your doctor before trying CBD in any form.

 

If you’re experiencing any or all symptoms of career burnout, take action now. Take a careful look at your career path, and be open to making a change. Try to spend more time outdoors, and find a hobby that provides physical activity and joy. Finally, explore CBD oil to see if it’s something that could help. Overcoming burnout is essential to living a happy and fulfilling life.

 

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Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Life Coaching

 

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Now It’s May, Try This!

 

SO now its May! Welcome! I am always excited at the beginning of a new month! It feels like rebirth and I can reset. As we are commited to editing our lives for the better, I have a suggestion of something I would like you to try!

I love lists! I love writing things down! So follow this:

Get an actual pen and peper. (writing it down feels real to me than typing it in my phone or tablet.)

Write down 10 things you would like to accomplish this monrth. (There are 5 weeks in MAY. You can think of it as 2 things per week if you like)

Doesn”t matter if they are small things or big items. Doesn’t matter if you think you can finish them or not. We aren’t censuring ourselves.

Find a spot to either hang/clip/tape the paper.(I  suggest a spot you ALWAYS see EVERY day. Also eye level)

You have till May 31st to accomplish these things. Don’t pressure yourself to stress, just motivate yourself to DO them. Check off  or cross off each thing when done

Doesnt matter the order or where in the list you start.

Then do them!!! 

We will reconvene at the end of the month! I believe in you! Small steps lead to large rewards! 

 

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Super Thought Of The Day: What If I Succeed?!

What if you succeed? What if you do get organized and stay organized? What if you put systems in place that work for you?

I’m not a What if person, but my of my clients and/or potential clients DO what if, and usually its the other way..What if i can’t do this? what if I get messy again? What if this is too hard? I am turning it around!!!! What if you succeed????!!!

It’s TOTALLY possible. I say to be realistic on what you are willing to do and how far you are willing to go. Also patience comes into play. You have to be patient with yourself. It may have taken years to get to where you are today. It may take just as long to get out of it. And thats okay! It’s all about mindset and then process and then DO-ing!  change your attitude to I Can’t to I Am!

Just get started. Start small. Step by step. Have patience and think about succeeding.

 
 

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Super Definition Of The Day: What is the Dictionary Definition of Achievable

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a·chieve

(ə-chēv′)

v. a·chieveda·chiev·inga·chieves
v.tr.

1. To gain with effort or despite difficulty; reach: achieve fame as a singer; achieve a record speed.
2. To succeed in accomplishing; bring about: achieve a task; achieve an improvement in foreign relations. SeeSynonyms at perform.
v.intr.

To accomplish something successfully; perform at a standard or above standard level: skills needed to achieve inschool.

[Middle English achevenfrom Old French acheverfrom chief (venir)(to come) to a headsee chief.]

a·chiev′a·ble adj.
a·chiev′er n.
 
 

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Super Definition Of The Day: What Is The Dictionary Definition of Awareness

awareness

noun

aware·​ness | \ ə-ˈwer-nəs  \

Definition of awareness

the quality or state of being aware knowledge and understanding that something is happening or existspromoting a heightened awareness of the problemseemed to have only a slight awareness of what was going onan acute awareness of subtle differencesThey hope to raise awareness of endangered species, encouraging donations and attracting tourists to the region to support conservation efforts.— New ScientistThe alternative press played a particularly important role in raising political awareness and facilitating mobilization against the regime in South Africa …— Larry Diamond
 
 

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March Forth on March 4th

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And I am also treating it as a verb! March forth on March 4th! 

I invite every person who reads this blog to pick 4 things that they havent either: worn, read, or used AND USE THEM TODAY!! 

Wear those shoes!
Read that magazine sitting on your table!

Try it and let me know!

I’m gonna do it too and post my four things on here! 

 
 

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