Do you ever feel so bogged down that you don't want to do anything? Have you become frustrated with how you are living day-to-day? Do you have laundry, papers, dishes, clothing, and tons of stuff piling up? How about your garage and closets? Do you know what's in there? Well, you are not alone. Many people that I help are overwhelmed with responsibility, children, loss, caretaking, work, and life in general. Many people live lives of quiet desperation just waiting for that "adult nanny" to walk in and save the day. I-Deal-Lifestyle offers you that wonderful "adult nanny" type of service every day of the week. I-Deal-Lifestyle also offers personal shopping, Feng Shui, Decor Solutions, Life Coaching, office and paperwork assistance, and much, much more. We love helping people with their self and space, clearing a path for more joy, wellness, and clarity. We teach you easy and efficient ways to keep your area organized long-term.
You want to know when enough is enough and get someone to help you sort through all of the things that are clogging your lifestyle. I-Deal-Lifestyle has the expertise to organize every aspect of your self, your life, and your space. We manage every room in your home, including home offices and children zones. We do it with zest, talent, warmth, and concern for detail so that you will feel intense relief even with one visit.
Using Feng Shui as a template for organizing makes it interesting and puts some structure and zing into effect. I-Deal-Lifestyle, Professional Organizers will even Feng Shui your bookcases, built-ins, and your desk. Feng Shui, an ancient artistic practice of placing objects in your home. It is a unique way to create balance and harmony, wellness, prosperity, romance, friendships, family harmony, health, creativity, and wisdom. If you don't think it is real, Marla Stone owner of I-Deal-Lifestyle, and author of The Clutter Remedy will tell you it is since she sees how people naturally actually Feng Shui without knowing it exists. Her expertise in moving furniture around and placing your decor in unique places immediately affects the occupants of the home or office.
A Feng Shui Template divides your home into nine separate but equal areas. These sections are called Bagua’s. When your your home and office are a perfect rectangular shape your Bagua areas are evident. When your spaces are not an ideal rectangular shape, then you have "missing" parts that can be enhanced to maintain balance and harmony.
Each Bagua area is associated with specific colors, shapes, and elements. Feng Shui is a learned skill, and you can grasp it with a lot of training and education. It is a fun way of decorating and organizing yourself and your space. So get Feng Shui'd, organized, and breathe some vitality and life into your self & space.
To learn more about how you can Feng Shui your space read Marla Stone’s book on Feng Shui here https://www.i-deal-lifestyle.com/free-feng-shui-e-book.html
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Health Challenges That Mess up Your Life and Space By Marla Stone
Mental, Emotional, Physical Wellness versus Mental, Emotional, Physical Illness is a positive way to talk about Mental Health Challenges. I also like to talk about the difference between mental health vs. emotional health vs. physical health because they all work together. Vibrant Health is all about inner feelings, feeling balanced and whole, being happy and satisfied with life, and having a good mood. Mental Health is all about how your mind, thoughts, and cognitive processes are working. Physical Health is all about how your body is operating and staying healthy and balanced.
The separation of Mental, Emotional illness vs. Physical illness has always confused me. Why are brain (mental health/emotional issues and physical health issues split into two categories? The answers are in psychiatry, which started in the 1800s and asserted that it was the "medical" treatment for "the mind." Why didn't medical treatment for the whole person, mind, body, and spirit ensue? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychiatry. Isn't your brain and your emotional self part of your body? I would think so.
At some point in the early 1800's when Psychiatry, a new field started, anything to do with depression, psychosis, "odd or strange" behavior, personality traits, and communications started to fall under Psychiatry instead of going to the old family doctor. Many of these "odd or strange" behaviors come from Medical issues, childhood issues, trauma. Yet, the person would be dealt with by a Mental Health Specialist or Psychiatrist versus a "regular doctor."
That is when stigma increased, and terms like "nervous breakdown," "crazy," "mental patient," and any other negative connotations about mental health challenges started growing and upsetting the actual care necessary for mental health. The other problem with the separation between medical and mental health care is that many mental and emotional health challenges have organic and medical causes. That often was overlooked by Psychiatrists who wanted to find a dynamic and or personal weakness as the cause.
Many people can die from having a Psychiatric diagnosis take over their treatment when the mental and emotional health issues originate from a physical disorder.
The ideal situation if one is having mental/emotional health issues is to have a Psychiatrist and a Physical Health Practitioner on one team. Often there is NO communication between the two disciplines causing lengthy and unsuccessful results.
Most people, though, who suffer from emotional, mental, and or physical health challenges, may become disorganized and have difficulty with motivation to clean and keep things organized. Emotional illness comes from having the mental state disrupted. Emotional illness can be from having physical condition disrupted. Sometimes mental and physical disruption is happening all at once, and then your self and space will be tremendously affected. Finding a team approach to help you get back to WELLNESS may help put you back on track and the fast train to recovery.
Looking at old memories of hurt and pain, facing them and talking to a Licensed Therapist, examing your diet, exercise, addressing physical health issues, staying on a good medical/mental health regimen, and pulling all of your support and resources together is essential to recovery.
Finding out the source of why there is an emotional factor (hostile and harsh feelings) would be the first step in addressing any self or space imbalance. Once you find out the source, then the treatment can be organized so you can get organized and resume a balanced self and space.
If you are experiencing any mental, emotional, and or physical issues, and you realize you want or require help, contact your insurance carrier and or any community resources in your area to address these issues immediately. You may want to get a mental health consultant and or coach for guidance and resource coordination. Waiting to focus on your mental and medical health issues may only extend the suffering of yourself and your space.
We are in the midst of winter and the aftermath of the holidays. The #newyear2021 is upon us. How are you going to get the energy to get the #holidaydecorations cleaned up and put away? The magic word is motivation.
How will you muster up this vitality and stay encouraged? Many words describing the opposite of motivated are aimless, meaningless, unplanned, vague, dissuaded, suppressed, halted, prevented, depressed, dejected, discouraged, disheartened, cast down, lazy, dull, and sluggish. So to not end up, at the very least, lazy, lethargic, averting a slow-moving and #tumblingsnowball of a Winter, here are some tips for staying with-it and happy during #winterseason2021
Tips for Getting and #StayingMotivated
Talk To yourself in the mirror and smile at yourself too. Seriously it works great when you say positive things and give yourself a big smile every day.
Cut back on fatty foods: dairy, meat, oil. Increase veggies, fruit, and lean protein.
Sleep well, and if you don't sleep well, find out why and fix it with herbal sleep products, don't eat 3 hours before bed, don't overstimulate yourself before bed with too much exercise or scary movies or your cell phone, get a fixed sleep schedule, see your doctor.
#Copingstrategies are any behaviors, thoughts, or actions which will decrease anger and or sadness. Each person has different coping strategies for lifting themselves out of the dumps or moving them away from becoming a self-sabotaging terrorist. You know what your coping strategies are! And if you don't, here are a few to contemplate.
Socialize (get on www.meetup.com) and find a group. Book club and or charity you would enjoy.
Read books on how to stay motivated.
The top two triggers for a mood outburst, whether in the anger and sadness category, are family and holidays. Recognizing those two things are are catalysts for being miserable and unmotivated will prepare you to introduce adaptive coping strategies.
Marla Stone, MSW, Author l Keynote Speaker l Professional Organizer l Productivity Expert l Decor and Feng Shui Idealist
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