FERRETLOVER1   204,080
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
FERRETLOVER1's Recent Blog Entries

3 myths of de-cluttering

Monday, February 27, 2012

1. “I need to keep this as a memento of a happy time.” True, remembering happy times in the past gives you a big happiness boost in the present. But ask yourself: Must I keep all these T-shirts to remind me of college, or can I keep just a few? Do I need 50 finger paintings by my toddler, or is one enough? Mementos work best when they’re carefully chosen—and when they don’t take up much room.
2. “I need to keep this, because the person who gave it to me might visit my house and be hurt when it’s not on display.” Is this scenario really likely?
3. “If I have any available space, I should fill it up with something.” Preserve some empty areas. One of the Secrets of Adulthood is “Somewhere, keep an empty shelf.” I know where my empty shelf is, and I treasure it.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHIROIHANA 2/28/2012 9:42AM

    I don't think this way... this is why I don't have much. To me, less is more. It's also easier to clean the place.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DDOORN 2/28/2012 8:28AM

    I value clean empty spaces more every day! :-)

Don

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPIRALINGUP 2/27/2012 12:49PM

    I am the master simplifier! haha! But thanks!

Report Inappropriate Comment
7356WILMA 2/27/2012 8:23AM

  Yes we need to simplify in all areas of our lives!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAYGIRL14 2/27/2012 8:14AM

    Good points. It seems that I have to declutter in layers...can't just rip that bandaid off at once!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RIKKI572 2/27/2012 7:38AM

    Great advise - wishing you a wonderful "clutter-free" day!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KAYECAN 2/27/2012 7:33AM

    Life kept simple makes life more simple. We can always declutter "stuff" but thank goodness we always have room for memories.
Have a good Monday and clutter it up with only good healthy choices!!
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


2/26/2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Small victories will add up quickly, boost confidence and create momentum for tougher challenges and new directions down the road.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MAGGIE101857 2/26/2012 7:43AM

    Good thought! We tend to forget about the small victories!

Report Inappropriate Comment


2/25/2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

"You have control. If 30 percent of what happens to our health is genetic - then 70 percent is determined by the choices we make."

-Dr. Travis Stork - The Doctors

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHIROIHANA 2/25/2012 9:51AM

    Thanks for the statistic. I knew we had control, but didn't know how much. No reason to blame your genes for being where you are.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


FIND YOUR BEAUTY

Friday, February 24, 2012

We allow ourselves to appreciate the beauty of nature - flowers, whatever the length of their stem or the shape of their petals; clouds in the sky, however wispy or puffy - so why don't we treat ourselves with the same admiration? Just like every bloom, blade of grass or ray of sun, we are beautiful. Sometimes, you have to slow down long enough to let that sink in.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHIROIHANA 2/24/2012 9:48AM

    Amen. We focus on the ugly of ourselves rather than the beauty. Even a rose, as beautiful as it is, has thorns (imperfection). We focus on our thorns instead of what makes each of us beautiful and unique.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPIRALINGUP 2/24/2012 8:35AM

    True. Thank you.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Feel Fab Alfresco

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The great outdoors are great for your mood. You can change your disposition simply by changing your scenery. Different natural setting evoke distinct emotions, a study in Evolutionary Psychology reports. Whether you want to relax, reflect or have more fun with friends, you've come to the right place(s).

UNWIND BY THE WATER. River, lake, ocean - any H2O scenery is "shore" to soothe. Water's aesthetic qualities, such as its rhythmic movement, may induce a calming effect on our psyche.

WONDER IN THE WOODS. Spend a little alone time off the beaten path, and suddenly you'll see the forest for the trees. Woods spark contemplation and clarity. When we're isolated from the everyday hustle and bustle, we're forced to turn inward and connect to ourselves in a deeper and more focused way.

PERK UP AT THE PARK. Parks were made for recreation, so, no surprise, they inspire happy vibes. Designed to be gathering places, parks give us a sense of togetherness, with their inherent social aspect. And spending quality time with friends and family is proven mood magic.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHIROIHANA 2/23/2012 10:46AM

    I had no idea how spoiled I was growing up in SoCal and having easy access to the parks every day until I moved to Philadelphia. lol. I love hiking and miss is terribly. (I am still not used to Northeast winters and am not strong enough to hike while it's under 30 degrees F.) I agree, the great outdoors are great for your mood. Thanks for bringing a piece of home in a blog.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
7356WILMA 2/23/2012 7:39AM

  The key to my heart!! Hope someone else get's some ideas from your post!! This weekend I'm going hiking!! Thanks for reminding me and getting me thru the day!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 Last Page