26 Reasons to Get Organized: Improved Health
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.
Working on having improved health and creating a balance in life are a lot like organizing – not a one-time event. Improving health, life, relationships and work is a continual process. You have to be flexible to change as your personal and professional life changes. Take time to revisit your boundaries and priorities and make adjustments when you find that the scale has begun to tip too much to one side. It is through this process that you will ultimately be able to achieve the best balance of work and life for you!
Begin by evaluating the rank of importance of yourself, relationships and work in your life. In America, we tend to “live to work” while most European countries “work to live”. These are very different attitudes and produce different results in terms of work-life balance. If you find that your relationships are more important, but that work has taken over all of your time and you need to get back in balancing work and life.
Improving your health is much easier when you are eating well. Not shopping on an empty stomach and making good choices when you are hungry are critical. Although seasons change what is available in stores, creating a good habit will help organizing your decisions.
Do you struggle with making healthy choices when grocery shopping? Aetna, from InteliHealth, gives a great grocery list on their site.
TIME FOR EXERCISE
You may not be a gym person or enjoy being outside – so, creating a space in your home that encourages you to set aside time to exercise is important. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but if it is simple and inviting, you’ll be more likely to visit and utilize the space and your time. Jen, at I Heart Organizing, shows us how to create a simple and organized exercise space.
Here are three ideas to help you achieve improved health.
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Kathy Jenkins is a nationally recognized certified organizer, speaker and writer. She is the founder of Come To Order and is dedicated to helping her clients simplify their lives by reducing clutter, organizing their homes and offices, and managing their time. For more tips on organizing your schedule, life and home, follow Kathy on Twitter.