I may be a fitness pro now but I was a real estate professional for 13 years. During that time, I educated my clients on the importance of decluttering the home in order to sell. The potential client has to feel at home and able to visualize their own furniture in your space. If the space is cluttered, not only does it not feel warm and inviting but the space looks smaller. The potential buyer needs to feel completely relaxed in the space both mentally and physically. The same basic concept applies to health and wellness. Trying to find room for a home based fitness and nutrition plan in a cluttered space and mind is frustrating and confusing. Because change in any area of your life is 150% psychological the process to changing the body is to declutter and organize your space, mind and day. Incorporating health and fitness in your life takes planning and organization so let’s start on decluttering the physical spaces where you spend the most time.
I often speak with clients who feel they lack the square footage for home fitness. Some even find it difficult to focus and even finding space in his or her mind for a healthier lifestyle. Once I enter the space, I see that organization more than anything is the key. It is much easier to carve out that small area in your bedroom or den for your workout when it is cleared of clutter. An organized space feels refreshing and even makes you happier no matter the size. When a kitchen is unorganized, dirty and cluttered, it is difficult to express any culinary and nutrition creativity. In fact it is much easier to reach for the quickest processed food because you simply want to get out of this uncomfortable space as fast as you can. No matter the size if that kitchen space is clean, clutter free and smells like fresh cut flowers, it will be a much more enjoyable space to prepare nutritious meals for the family. I have coached clients who found the art of decuttering extremely beneficial in organizing their lives. It can be quite difficult to concentrate and focus on cleaning up the body when the spaces you spend most of your time needs cleaning. Decluttering and trimming unneeded activities, foods, some material goods and even some negative people maybe needed to organize your mind. Once this is done it is much easier to inhale and exhale and focus the mind on the body. Organization makes room for motivation and the lack or it has the opposite effect creating frustration.
I know from personal experience how busy and hectic life can be with family, work, fitness schedule, extra curricular activity and more. It can be a bit over whelming trying to be all things to everything. One way of tackling decluttering tasks is to divide each cluttered living space into projects. Choose which project that you will complete each day.
If one project a day is too much to handle then shoot for 3 per week or 1 every other day. The key is to complete a task and maintain organization of that project as you go to the remaining. One by one your living spaces will feel more like home. The frustration, anxiety and confusion will lessen and you will be closer to starting a successful home based fitness and nutrition lifestyle.