“I really want to get organized, but I just don’t have the energy.” If this sounds familiar, it’s time to take care of yourself. When you feel healthy and rested, you reduce your own stress, feel more in control, and can better set priorities for getting organized. To get started, make it a priority to include activities in your schedule that contribute to your good health:
- Sleeping. A good night’s sleep contributes to overall health, energy, and mental clarity. When you are more rested and thinking clearly, you can see your home and office spaces more clearly to decide exactly how you need to get organized. For tips to help you sleep better, visit HelpGuide.org.
- Eating. A healthy diet can help you get the sleep you need, avoid illness, and contribue to your well-being. If you feel you are eating poorly and would like to improve your diet, link to the Harvard School of Public Health.
- Exercising. When you exercise early in the day – from morning through early afternoon – you increase your chances of getting good sleep. You already know that regular exercise is a good habit for everyone, helping you feel better, prevent disease, and reduce your stress. And when you are feeling less stressed, you are more likely to tackle those tasks you’ve been putting off, like getting organized. To begin or renew your exercise routine, see the tips at WikiHow (how to select something fun and stick to it) and About.com (gym-centered workouts for beginning, intermediate, and experienced levels).
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