Clutter Image for Blog-marthastewart dot com 8-4-17Are you ever stressed about things in your life, home or business? Do you wake up overwhelmed before the day has even begun?

I ask because it is a common sensation!

In this week’s article I am going to share a story that gives insight into a simple solution that will allow you to wake up excited for the day ahead instead of dreading the barrage of to-do’s that are waiting for you.

My mastermind “big brother”, Dennis, likes to remind me of what a massive difference the book Home in Harmony: Designing an Inspired Life made for him. He shared that it is 1 of 2 books that he likes to recommend to people and he calls it “a beautiful diamond”.  I share this with you not to brag, but to give you context of this story (and to let you know how important it is to surround yourself with people who encourage, support and believe in you).

Dennis is an action taker. He actually teaches people how to take action on innovative ideas they have created and want to bring to market. On our call the other day, he was excited to share how he uses the information in Home in Harmony to relieve stress and anxiety.  He explained that anxiety is all about the future.  It is a state of thinking that is absorbed and consumed by future stressors or worries.

When you are feeling anxious you are focused on things like:

  • What will happen?
  • What will the future bring?
  • Will I be ok?
  • Will I get this done?
  • Will it all work out?
  • How am I going to do?
  • Will they like me?
  • Will I survive this?

Can you relate to any of those anxiety-provoking thoughts?

These are all questions and concerns related to the future. Dennis explained that the best way to get relief from these anxious thoughts is to take ACTION.

He shared that on a day when he was feeling particularly stressed he decided to take ACTION, any action. He went out and began to clean out his garage.  He cleared any accumulated clutter, organized his things and made it look great….

The relief he felt astounded him. He felt lighter and energized! He felt productive and inspired! He told me, “Christa, it was as if a weight had been lifted from my shoulders”.  Best of all his sense of anxiety was gone!

This inspiration, productivity and energy carried him through the rest of his day on a high note. He was efficient, effective and clear.

When was the last time you felt clear and light?

So, if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, what one ACTION can you take today to move you out of your future fears?

Is there a drawer, closet or garage you could clutter clear to help you move out of your stress, anxiety and overwhelm?  Take ACTION today so that your worries of tomorrow will dissolve.

Share your story with me! I want to hear how taking action, removing clutter from your world made you feel inspired, productive and clear!

Happy Soaring!

XOXO

Christa O'Leary

 

 

 

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