What a quick summer! But gosh if it wasn’t packed with fun and good memories! I tried to be sure the kids had some fun and spent some time with friends this summer and also squeezed in some work! Working from home is clearly fabulous, but if you let it, you can get wrapped up in it so you definitely have to find a good healthy balance of work and family! I will say, I was so busy making memories and building my business that we have accumulated some excessive clutter and disorganization at the house, and not just with things but with ideas and thoughts, too! Also, I may have cluttered up my gut and arteries with the kid-friendly diet we enjoyed all summer!
So, today is the first day back to school for the kids and it honestly is a bit bittersweet for me. I certainly need to gain some control and order back and I know they are both excited to be seeing friends and making new ones, but it’s only been a few hours and Bruno and I already are feeling unnerved by the extreme quiet in this house! Also, it was a another benchmark day for our son as he walked through the doors of middle school for this first time today. My, how time has flown by! My little bald baby is now growing into an adolescent young man. How did this happen?? And our sweet baby girl is really coming into a beautiful yet spunky personality! I am so blessed to be able to enjoy these summers and after school now. Sunday marked the 2nd anniversary of when I presented my notice to my old employer, and while I remember the office, employees, and work, I find it difficult to remember not being home with the kids now.
So with the passing of the anniversary and the kids going back to school, I decided it was time to let go of some old and tired things and habits, and start fresh and new! First things first, my health! Again, we had a very kid-friendly diet this summer and I just returned from our national convention where we certainly were enjoying the food and cocktails! My waist is not visible and my legs are swollen and I know very well that 1. it is totally my fault 2. it was so worth it but 3. I need to start making a few small changes to fix the issues and feel better! So while packing up Abby’s lunch last night, I also prepared my overnight oats to start on a good note today. Along with actually having breakfast this morning, I felt like I needed a reboot so I added in a great cleanse to kick off a healthy regimen and lots and lots of water! I did take a waist measurement and pounds and plan to check again after the gentle three-day cleanse.
Once I am done with the cleanse I will begin the rest of the Metabolism Boost Regimen and make some adjustments to my eating habits but don’t intend to follow a diet. My good friend and health coach agrees that dieting is setting yourself up to fail while slowly learning better habits and just being mindful of what you put in will yield longer last results. However, I also know that a little natural boost from the products on the regimen will only help me on this path to feeling and looking healthier! And of course, I can’t forget the water!
Now that I have my health plan mapped out, I need to de-clutter my schedule and my brain which, oddly enough, I don’t feel prepared to do until I de-clutter my home. I will be choosing a room and common area to work on each week. It’s scary to figure out what to let go, but one thing I have always been great at is looking ahead, not backwards. While some things may seem hard to let go of, the feeling of doing so it quite freeing! Like you are not only ridding of the physical clutter around you but letting go of the clutter in your mind at the same time. Less clutter in your mind means less stress and more productivity! I will say, I have doubts on most items I want to let go of. What if I need that even though we haven’t touched it in a year? What if I lose 50 pounds and can get back into those jeans from high school? What if body glitter comes back in style? What if I need to read that book again, even though I have read it twice and haven’t grabbed it in two years? These are only a few random thoughts I get as I plan to de-clutter, but I will stop myself and say if it is not a tax document we need to hold onto and has not been touched in six months, it is time to let it go, let it go, it can’t hold me back anymore! Yes, I have a young daughter and just went there. I also like to set a goal of one room and one common area a week so I don’t overwhelm myself by pretending I will get it all done immediately! When we get overwhelmed, we delay and defer!
I can’t just ignore my business while I am working on my health and home, so I will also plan to purge my products (I honestly don’t buy much inventory as we aren’t required to, but always seem to earn things or may have a leftover of a bundle here and there). I already started that process but have a long way to go. Once I slim that down I can begin clearing my office space that my husband so graciously built for me and I haven’t used in months! In the meantime, I will organize my notebooks and be sure I am properly updating my planner with all appointments, not just my normal weekly tasks. I am great at my Sunday night planner update, but have been horrible at adding appointments as they come in! With our current incentive of a $10 startup for new reps, I definitely need to get organized and fast! We have had some very explosive growth more quickly than I ever imagined and I want to be sure to support these folks as best I can!
So, now for the big question…will you be de-cluttering this month? If so, what will you purge? Old junk, clothes you never wear, negative thoughts, bad habits? I would love it if you shared with me by commenting! Maybe you will inspire me or someone else to do the same! And be sure to share and subscribe!
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4 thoughts on “Out with the old and tired, in with the new and fresh!”
OMGreatness!! I’ve been trying to declutter for months now. First, I’m a paper hoarder. So, the plan is to throw away all this paper and shred stuff with sensitive information. Sometimes it’s hard to let go. When I set out to clear up all this paper, I find myself moving from one place only to make a neat little pile in another location. And never get rid of one piece of paper. LOL. Secondly, I really want to clean off my desk. I honestly think I would be so much more productive if I had a clean work environment. As for my junk food collection, well, I will have to eat it all up. That’s called purging. LOL.
I think I can agree with the junk food part! lol
I am definitely on the same page! Was just saying what I need to do and it’s eerily similar to what you’ve written here! Perhaps Conference did that to us – kind of like the New year affects others. Ya think?
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You may be right! Great minds think alike!