Yesterday was May 3. I was remembering 18 years ago when I was working a full-time job plus running a real estate business. We a had 5 houses all in the path of potential storms. We were concerned that our house of cards could not only collapse but be blown off the map. When you hear the weatherman say you need to get underground or get out-of-town because a mile wide F5 tornado is heading your way that was STRESSFULL.
Everything was so complicated. Then something happened we had an Ah Ha Moment.
We are so busy running here and there. Maybe it’s the dry-cleaning, grocery shopping, laundry, this errand, or that one more thing on the way to the office. How may times have you said I’ll do that after work. Is your stomach growling because instead of eating lunch you were running errands on your lunch hour?
Someone shared this great tip with me.
Don’t forget that more stuff does not equal being more happy. Actually, more stuff creates more stress. Keep it Simple.
She was right. When I was working in the legal field I had STRESS. It affected my health. I had high blood pressure and acid reflux. Stress is not good and can cause health problems.
How many of us know someone who had a heart attack due to stress.
Stress also affects your relationships and ultimately your happiness. I heard all my life that money can’t buy happiness or the riches man still can’t buy health. They are right. I know many rich people who are very unhappy. Their lives are in shambles. Their relationships crumble, their kids are not happy, they don’t have time for vacations or even lunch with friends. Actually their friends have drifted away because they are always so STRESSED.
You can reduce your stress.
An organized home will reduce your stress. When you can find things without having to search your stress level goes down. Ever notice how good you feel when your house is clean, when the laundry is all caught up and put away. How about when you walk in the door and someone else has cleaned up a mess you knew was waiting for you?
Take a deep breath and smile. You can get organized. Little steps lead to big things.