Home project

Time is our most precious commodity. How we choose to spend time impacts how we feel and the enjoyment we get from life. And how we choose to spend time in the present also impacts the future.

All week long our Executive Director Jeff Ford has been sharing ideas for staying productive, instead of worrying. Here's his third suggestion on staying busy:

3. Reconfigure your furniture and clean up your house. Do you ever just get sick and tired of the setup in your house? The unfinished projects? I’m a big HGTV House Hunters fan, who isn’t? I love to hypothesize how to make simple home improvements, all while knowing that in most cases I’ll need a contractor. Now furniture shifting or painting cabinets, that’s in my wheelhouse. 

Recently, I shifted our garage gym setup from the left side garage space to the right. It changed our home gym setup for the better, way more than I ever thought possible. It speaks to the reality that tiny changes can bring big results. The same holds true in life. 

It is also interesting to know that women who see their living spaces as cluttered or full of unfinished projects are more likely to be depressed and fatigued. In 2010, researchers published a study in the scientific journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, providing evidence that women with cluttered homes also tend to have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

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