It’s the time of year when I feel the need to let go of things in my environment that no longer bring me joy. Relax; I’m keeping Mr. Non-Compliant and the dog.
Over the years, I’ve collected books the way Imelda Marcos collected shoes. (However, I do not have one thousand and sixty books, which is the number of pairs of shoes she claims to have owned.) Many of these books have served me well and are now making their way to the church book sale.
Our environment influences our well-being, habits, and life. Truth: if I have ice cream in my freezer, I’m going to eat it. The same can be said for salad greens, strawberries and avocados.
A Few Environmental Thoughts and Ideas
As a healthy and fit person, what do you choose to have in your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry? Do the other members of your household understand your expectations and support you? How about your friends and co-workers?
Almost everything around you should help you reach your goals. Keep your space positive and productive. (Too many books, shoes or potato chips?)
Could you plant a small garden with herbs and a few favorite vegetables?
Would a comfortable pair of sneakers (they’re not Imelda shoes) get you to spend more time walking the dog—and you?
If snacking is your downfall, are you prepared with snack foods that offer health benefits such as nut butters, hard boiled eggs, hummus, fresh fruits and vegetables?
How well are your daily sleep and relaxation rituals working for you?
Get rid of what hinders you and acquire whatever it is you need to help you.
This week, I challenge you to do a quick scan to determine if there is one thing you could add or eliminate to spring clean. The goal: do a little more, and a little better today.
And please, keep your family–and the dog.
“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” ―John C. Maxwell