Sentimental Clutter after a Loss

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Sentimental clutter are those things you hold onto for no reason other than a memory. You do not have a use for the item. In fact, the item may not even bring you joy. But there is some emotional attachment to the item that is making it difficult to part ways.

Sentimental Clutter After a Loss

 

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Stress caused by CLUTTER

When the clutter in our home starts mounting, our stress levels rise right along with it. Dishes pile up, laundry bins overflow, belongings get misplaced and surfaces go uncleaned for too long — and in turn, we become not only more worried about about keeping the home clean, but also more stressed out in general.

Home organization is one of the most universal stress triggers, according to a recent online survey. Eighty-four percent of recently stressed Americans say they worry that their home isn’t clean or organized enough, and within that group, 55 percent called it out as a source of recent stress.

Combating clutter in your house or apartment is instrumental in creating a calming environment where you feel relaxed, and lowering overall stress levels. The best way to tackle cleaning and organization in your home is to implement small daily routines and actions that will, over time, result in a better-kept home. Get through unwanted piles and excess “stuff” with these tips and tricks for clearing out clutter and expert strategies for tackling both physical and psychological clutter.

It’s also important to make sure that everyone in the home is pulling their weight: Over four in five respondents who were worried about their homes felt like they were responsible for a larger amount of household than others who live with them. Try breaking up cleaning responsibilities or areas of the home into manageable bits, and then assigning them to different roommates or family members so that everyone’s tasks are clearly outlined and the work is evenly divided.

Once your home is clean and clutter-free, it will be easier to maintain the level of cleanliness you desire.

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The AMAZING affects of drinking water on an empty stomach upon waking

 

Japanese women are well known for their slim, healthy, and toned figures. While genetics almost certainly plays a role, many claim that their morning ritual may also be helping them stay healthier. Put simply, most Japanese women drink water immediately upon waking.

This ritual, now deeply rooted within Japanese culture, is actually a form of water treatment that’s scientifically proven to help remedy a number of body disorders. Unlike the U.S. and other western countries, Japan’s population does not suffer heavily from disorders such as obesity and diabetes. It stands to reason that we could learn a thing or two from their healthier lifestyles!

 

Why is Drinking Water So Important?

For a start, 70% of your body is made up of water, so it’s essential to keep it fresh and topped up to keep the body working properly. When the body’s water requirement is not met, it has a variety of negative short-term and long-term health consequences.

Long-term dehydration can lead to rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, angina, colitis, dyspepsia, hypertension, obesity, haemorrhoids, breast cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, kidney stones, sinusitis, and uterine cancers!

Help your body to better avoid these conditions by drinking water after waking up and keeping your body hydrated throughout the day.

 

How Can I Perform Water Treatment?

This is a proven method for treating body disorders, menstrual disorders, and eye-related ailments. Also, you will feel invigorated the whole day after following this water treatment.

  • Drink approximately 160 ml of water four times immediately after waking up, before brushing and on an empty stomach.
  • Don’t eat anything for the next 45 minutes.
  • Drink water at least 30 minutes before eating, but not during the following two hours after breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • If you cannot drink four glasses of water on an empty stomach, then you can begin with one glass or as much as your body supports. You can gradually increase the intake of water till you reach the desired level of 640 ml.

When Can I Expect Results?

  • Diabetes or high blood pressure patients: allow 30 days
  • Suffers of constipation and Gastritis: allow 10 days
  • TB patients: allow 90 days.

Key Benefits of Drinking Water on an Empty Stomach

 

1. Helps Rid the Body of Toxins

As you drink water, it naturally urges movement in your bowels. At night, your body repairs itself and casts out all the toxins in the body. When you drink water on an empty stomach in the morning, you will flush out these harmful toxins, leaving your body fresh and healthy. Drinking plenty of water can help in increasing the production of muscle cells and new blood cells.

2. Improves Metabolism

Drinking water on an empty stomach can increase your metabolic rate by at least 24%. It is very important for those people who are on a strict diet. An increased metabolic rate means an improved digestive system. You will be able to follow your diet routine more easily if you digest faster. Drinking water immediately after waking up purifies the colon, making it easier to absorb nutrients.

3. Reinforces Healthy Weight Loss

When you drink water in the morning on an empty stomach, you will release all your toxins and it will improve your digestive system. You will feel less hungry and your cravings will be reduced. This will prevent weight gain caused by overeating.

4. Alleviates Heartburn and Indigestion

Indigestion is caused by increased acidity in the stomach. You suffer from heartburn when the acid refluxes into your oesophagus. When you drink water on an empty stomach, these acid are pushed down and get diluted, solving the problem. Also, this provides a head start for your stomach for the upcoming breakfast.

5. Improves Complexion and Skin Radiance

Dehydration causes premature wrinkles and deep pores in the skin. It was found out in a study that drinking 500 ml of water on an empty stomach increases blood flow in the skin and makes skin glow. Also, drinking more water throughout the day means that your body is releasing toxins, which will make your skin more radiant.

6. Promotes Shiny, Smooth, and Healthy Hair

Dehydration can have a serious impact on your hair growth. Drinking plenty of water nourishes your hair from the inside out. Water makes up almost ¼ of the weight of a hair strand. An insufficient intake of water can cause brittle hair and thin hair strands. You should drink more water every day, but drinking water on an empty stomach can improve the quality of your hair to a greater extent.

7. Prevents Kidney Stones and Bladder Infections

Drinking water immediately after waking up is important for preventing kidney stones and bladder infections. It is a fact that drinking water on an empty stomach dilutes the acids which lead to stones in the kidney. The more water you drink (to a healthy limit), the more you will be protected from various kinds of bladder infections caused by toxins.

8. Strengthens Immune System

Drinking water on an empty stomach helps in flushing and balancing the lymphatic system, which leads to increased levels of immunity. A strong immune system will keep you safe from various diseases and prevent you from falling sick as often.

As you can see, there are a whole host of benefits of drinking water immediately after waking up. It’s without a doubt the easiest way to make a positive change to your lifestyle without spending any money.

Thursday THINK

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THINK:

Does your “STUFF” support your life goals?  

                                       Or is it the other way around??

Decluttering, isn’t just about getting your desk and closet in order. It’s about relieving yourself of all the stuff you’re hanging onto from past careers, relationships, and unfinished business.

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There are myriad reasons we keep stuff. You might get around to reading that fat stack of old New Yorker’s one day, or lose 30 pounds and fit into those unworn pants hanging in your closet. But the reality is that we hang onto far more objects than we need, and, instead of motivating us, they become talismans of guilt and shame. 

We also hold onto stuff with the rationalization that we might need it one day. It’s easy enough to hide the things you don’t use or need in the back of a closet or cabinet. But after a while, all those things pile up and you cannot ignore them.

How many items do you need to hold onto before it starts controlling your life?

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LET YOUR GOALS SHAPE YOUR ORGANIZING

Organizing your physical space around the goals you want to achieve will naturally start to declutter your space. Think of a goal you want to achieve and come up with three action steps you can take to get closer to that goal. Prioritizing what you want to get done will allow you to organize your space in a way that makes those goals more tangible.

DON’T GET BOGGED DOWN BY UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Another important step: being ruthlessly honest with yourself about what you really need to get done and what you’re just fooling yourself about.

Staying organized often means keeping your brain from going haywire with distractions. Each morning—type out or write down all the things on your mind that you know you need to get done that day.  Another important step: being ruthlessly honest with yourself about what you really need to get done and what you’re just fooling yourself about.

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Organizing goals in check

Please share any revelations and ideas that help you know what stuff supports your goals.

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The “E” in me

 

                      The “E”ntrepreneur in me:

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Thursday THINK…

 

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We want to get organized and reduce stress, but the truth is that our stress is keeping us from getting organized! Once we take that step to get organized we will be taking steps to reduce stress. Feeling “stressed” is a common complaint these days – in fact, many people have started to think of stress as an unavoidable part of life.

Before we actually get organized let’s stop and think about how many of your “stressors” are rooted in poor organizational habits. Disorganization puts tremendous pressure on both the mind and the body – and just taking the time to organize your life can lift a great weight off of your shoulders.

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Take a few minutes to examine your life and see where you might be able to make some of these adjustments:

  • Clear Out Some Clutter

  • Learn How To Say No

  • Deal With New Paperwork Right Now

  • Plan Your Day The Night Before

  • Make Time For Yourself Every Day

**  PLEASE share in comments if and how your being organized is affected by stress?…and how you make less stress…… **

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T4T: De-Clutter Tip4Tuesday

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Try the One-Month Cardboard Box Test

Not sure what you use and what you don’t in your kitchen? Here is a tried and true way to find out. Empty the contents of your kitchen utensils drawer into a cardboard box. For one month, put a utensil back into the drawer only if you take it out of the box to use it. If it’s still in the box after four weeks—you don’t need it. Pass it on to charity.

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