Clean up, Clean up...
One of my granddaughter’s favourite jingles is “Clean up,
Clean up, Everybody Clean up” and she happily sings it while we
put away the toys after our play date. It’s a fun way to engage
her in the activity and for the two of us to share in the joy of
I believe order and comfort are very important aspects of
self-care. I notice when I take time to finish an incomplete
project, I feel better and more energized. The energy of
procrastination can be very wearing. I find the “shoulds” can get
very loud and affect my feelings of success and well-being.
For several months, I would look at a little project on my
desk and say “I have to get to this one day...” Today was the day
and having completed the task I feel really great! It took less
than an hour. I confess the wasted energy of thinking about
getting it done weighed me down more and used much more of my time
than completing the task did.
I encourage you to take a look around you and see where
the “shoulds” are affecting your order and comfort. Be honest
about the choices you wish to make regarding those incomplete
projects. You may discover some of them are really ready to be put
aside forever and others are ready to be tackled with joy.
As you give yourself permission to “clean up...” you
will discover new levels of energy and delight... Enjoy the
Relax in the ease of joy of my life
Take steps to create order
Make healthy loving choices
And so it is...
Liz Robitaille is an internationally
recognized Louise L. Hay teacher and founder of Wisdom is Within
Coaching. She can be reached at 877-986-5321 or
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