Got Rearranging?

Rearrange the room to rearrange your mind

How long has your bed been in the same corner of your bedroom? Longer than a year? What about your living room furniture? Even longer? My dining room table has been in the same spot for three years. Last week I rotated the table 45 degrees – and I LOVE it going this direction. It is like the dining room is twice as big as before. 

This week I plan to rearrange my bedroom. I already have the new layout in my head. When I get some stronger bodies here for a visit, the shake up is on! The anticipation of getting a fresh physical perspective on life within the room where I spend so much time in self-care has already increased my energy!

In addition to a fresh perspective, rearranging a room or two in your house can also help you clear some clutter. This reason alone can provide the motivation you need. But there are plenty of positive reasons to rearrange.

Here’s why:

Because… It makes you feel refreshed.

When you rearrange a room, you suddenly feel like you have a brand new room. Think about how you feel when you put on a brand new outfit, you feel like a rockstar! When you rearrange your room, you see it for the first time and your 20 year old couch is now brand new. It makes you feel happy and free to be in there. Chances are also pretty good during the rearranging process you put everything in its place so the room is clean and organized.

Because… It prevents you from buying more stuff.

As you start moving things around and you physically touch all the stuff you have, you realize you have WAY more stuff than you thought. The refreshed feeling from rearranging can help you realize ways you can repurpose the stuff you have in other ways. When you rearrange your furniture you suddenly realize that you don’t need a bookshelf in one room and it can be used someplace else, preventing you from buying a new one. When the room feels knew it also tricks your brain into thinking you have all new stuff so you don’t need anything else!

Because… It helps you clear away some clutter.

If you move your bed, you will feel compelled to sort through the boxes underneath and throw out items that are no longer relevant in your life. If you are moving your bed from corner to another, you will certainly need to clean out the corner where the bed is going. You will throw out that stack of magazines you never read, the pile of birthday cards you received for the last two years, the old hair dryer that doesn’t work anymore, the pair of tennis shoes that you replaced four pairs ago… you know the piles, we all have them!

Tell us how often you rearrange your house and how it makes you feel.

Got Positive Vibes?

Got Positive Vibes?

Behave as if you would like to hang out with yourself!

Have you ever caught yourself complaining about something, and all of a sudden realized that you might not be much fun to be around if all you are doing is complaining? I have! Over the years, I have learned that the energy I put out into the world will come back to me, so I’m determined to put positive energy out there for my family, friends and coworkers to absorb into their lives.

I also find that people I don’t know that I encounter in stores, at concerts, movies – if I smile at them, they smile BACK! It’s very rare to be a crab to someone and they smile at you anyway. So this is another area to focus on generating positive vibes. You never know, someone might be having a terrible day, and my smile helps them get back on track. I want to make sure that I am intentional about my interactions with others to spread as much positive energy as possible within and around my circle of influence.

Here’s why:

Because… Being positive takes a lot less energy than being a grump.

When you have a positive attitude, your whole body feels lighter and free. Physically you feel better. Mentally things are clearer. When angry (and probably bitching about something) your body tenses up and you feel heavy and weighed down.

Because… You will want to make other positive changes in your life.

When you are focusing on what is good in your life, or what is good about you, it tends to increase your positivity all around. You focus on everything being positive. There are a lot more “I can” and “I will” statements versus “I suck” or “I never will.” Focusing on the “I will” you will start to do a lot more things you have been putting off – exercising, eating healthy, cleaning out the office.

Because… Others will feed off your positive energy – you know, “What goes around comes around.”

Picture it… you are out with some friends to have a good time. Do you notice once one person starts complaining, EVERYBODY suddenly has something to complain about? This makes for a miserable night out. Flip the script and talk about something awesome during your day and suddenly everyone’s mood turns around. Its as contagious as a yawn!

Tell us about a time someone sent you some positive vibes and turned your negative day into a positive day!

Got Pets?

Got Pets?

Why I love my dog more than I love people!

Who doesn’t love to come home and receive the sloppy puppy kisses? Seriously, though, don’t dogs just accept us, and love us, just for being in their lives? And don’t we just long for that kind of acceptance from the people in our lives? So for all of our family, friends, coworkers out there, if you could try doing some of these things, life for the entire planet could be improved!  Not saying you need to chase your tail, but it wouldn’t hurt.

Here’s why:

Because… a dog (or any pet) gives you unconditional love, cuddles, and kisses!

Because… a dog will always vacuum the floor after you eat and especially after the kids eat!

Because… a dog is always happy when you come in the door at the end of the day – regardless of whether you are smiling or not!

Because… a dog will always consider you a priority (after their tail of course!)

Because… a dog will show gratitude just for a pat on the head, or rub of the ear (or maybe a little bite of what’s for dinner).

Because… a dog will stand beside you patiently while chat for 15 minutes as you say goodbye to someone.

Because… your dog thinks you are an awesome cook. Let’s face it, anything you cook will be better than dry dog food.

Because… a dog will keep your spot on the couch warm when you take a restroom break during a commercial.

Because… a dog will never tell a soul your deep down secrets.

Because… you always know what your dog is thinking. No drama ever!

Because… well, look at that face!

Share with us your lovable and huggable pets and why you love them more than people!