Every time I sweep, vacuum, and mop the floors in our house, I find other tiny particles of dust, dirt and or dog hair within 5 minutes of being done cleaning.
It drives me nuts. It’s a never ending fact of life. We clean, things get dirty again.
As I was cleaning yesterday, I realized the floor is just like our minds.
Once we get in the habit of being aware of our thoughts, the next step is to be curious about them and tidy up our minds so that our thoughts, beliefs and ideas are in line with our values and our goals. The mind, however, likes to be efficient, so if there’s a pattern of unhelpful thoughts (anxious, negative, doubtful) they need to be swept up, just like dirt on the floor.
This, as well, is an unending process. And it requires more frequent attention at first (like a house that’s never been cleaned), but, just like a room that’s cleaned regularly, it takes less time and effort if you keep it up regularly.
So, if you want crave less stress, more joy, a habit of focus or productivity, start cleaning up your thoughts and beliefs.
A clean mind gets you weight loss, health, organization, time management and balance.
Have a lovely Monday my friends!
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