Declutter Your Health
Healthy woman
Declutter Your Health
I've talked about how a cluttered house causes physical health problems, and I've talked about needing space to decompress. Think of it this way: You need space to move, work, eat, and live—step outside yourself and imagine what that space should look like. Now clear away everything that stands in the way of your health.
Woman at the doctor
Get Rid of Gimmicks and Gizmos
Don't let exercise gizmos, diet books, or unused health club memberships stand in your way. If you don't use it, get rid of it. Don't let fear or self-doubt prevent you from achieving the healthiest body you can have. Keep clear health records and practice preventative health care, visiting doctors for regular checkups.
Kitchen cabinet
Keep Your Kitchen Organized
Commit time to clearing space in your home to prepare and eat healthy meals. The kitchen is holy ground. It's the place in your home that is vital to the sustenance of your family. The counters should be clear so you can prepare food in a clean, healthy environment. The shelves should be neat so you can find what you need. The refrigerator and pantry should be uncluttered so good, healthy, and nutritious food is readily accessible and doesn't go bad.
Family dinner
Eat at the Dining Room Table
If you eat in front of the TV, you will eat greater quantities of food with less enjoyment. It will be harder for you to get your kids to eat the right foods in the right quantities. Don't do it. Your dining table reflects your attitude toward your meal. The space where you eat should be completely clear of everything except the food you are eating.
Make Healthy Changes
Make changes. The practices you implement to maintain good health should be ongoing. Your house needs to be clean, safe, and well-maintained, and so does your body.
Medicine cabinet
Take Care of Your Body
This is the body you have for the rest of your life. Take active care of it and treat it with respect. Discard medicines that are out of date and any other products that you no longer need or use. Wash the shoes you wear to exercise. Get rid of clothes that don't fit.
Clothing closet
Face Your Body Issues
Decluttering your relationship to your body may mean facing issues you never dealt with. Use what you learn to make changes. It will be hard, but uncovering hidden issues always leads to greater happiness. Seek professional help if you need it.