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May Monthly Wellwork

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Hello, everyone it’s Rachel.  Happy May Day.

It’s time for your May monthly wellwork and this month is about clutter.

Now, when you were in school did you ever have a teacher say, “A messy desk is a messy mind”?   I know I did.  Or, maybe you’ve heard the phrase that a messy house is a messy mind.

Don’t believe it?  Well, I have an experiment for you.

You probably have a place in your home that is a little cramped or cluttered.  Maybe it’s a closet, or your basement, the garage, or maybe it’s your kitchen cabinets.  So, when you’re done watching this video, go take a look around and just notice how you feel.  You probably start to feel anxious, overwhelmed frustrated you may even start feeling cramped and restricted.  Then, I want you to start to thinking about what that is doing to your mental state.  Those feelings of anxiety, frustration and being overwhelmed carry over to other areas of your life, in fact that is probably how that room got that way in the first place.  That room is a reflection of what is going on inside of your mind.

So, one way to clear the mental clutter is to clear the physical clutter.

And that’s your task for this month.  Go around your house and start to clear out some of your physical clutter.  You know you you have some.

-Like that stack of magazines you’ve been meaning to read.  Throw them away!  You’re never going to read them.

-All the ratty t-shirts you keep around for when you paint the living room, do yard work, or change the oil in the car.  Toss them!  You only need 1 ratty t-shirt.

-Then there’s the refrigerator.  Do you have a bunch of ketchup bottles with a few squirts left in them?  Rinse them out and put them in the recycler.

-Go to your closet, gather up all your fat clothes and donate them.  The only thing they are good for is making you fat!

-And guys, the shed out back.  The stuff inside?  Get rid of it!  You’re never going to use it!  In fact, you probably don’t even know what half of IT is.

Now that you’ve gotten rid of some of the physical clutter think about how you feel now as opposed to how you felt before.

You’re probably feeling less anxious, feeling less frustrated, and less overwhelmed.  Are you more focused at home or at work?  Are you able to focus better on conversations in relationships with your family or coworkers?  Are you more motivated?  Do you have more energy?  Are you happier, now that you have room to move.

I’ll bet you are.  In fact, I know you are.

 

That’s it.  This month you got a wellwork 2-fer, not only did you clean up your mind, body, spirit connection but you cleaned up your house too.

 

Have some fun with it and until next time have a happy healthy day.

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