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The Joys of "Spring Cleaning" your Schedule

Updated: Jun 2

Spring is in the air (well, almost)! This spring, as the earth thaws and you get that urge to purge your wardrobe, your kids' toys, and your garage, don't forget to spring clean your schedule.

Why does complexity seems to be the norm these days?

We're bombarded with an endless stream of information, tasks, and distractions that can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stressed. However, amidst this chaos, there's a growing movement towards simplicity, advocating for a return to a more stripped-down way of living. Embracing simplicity can bring numerous benefits to our lives, both mentally and physically.

One of the most significant benefits of simplifying our lives is reduced stress. When we eliminate excess clutter, commitments, and distractions, we free up mental space and energy to focus on what truly matters. Simplifying allows us to prioritize our values and goals, leading to a greater sense of clarity and purpose. Instead of constantly juggling numerous obligations and possessions, we can find contentment in the present moment and cultivate a deeper appreciation for the simple joys of life.

Moreover, simplifying can lead to greater financial freedom and security. By reducing our consumption and living more mindfully, we can save money, pay off debt, and live within our means. This financial stability provides a sense of peace and empowerment, allowing us to pursue our passions and aspirations without being weighed down by material possessions or financial stress.

A simpler life can lead to better health.

By embracing a #minimalist lifestyle, we're more likely to prioritize healthy habits such as regular exercise, nutritious eating, and sufficient sleep. With fewer distractions and commitments, we have the time and energy to focus on self-care and well-being, leading to increased vitality and overall health.

So, this spring, take an evening off with a glass of good quality wine or herbal tea in hand, and go through your schedule. See what can be eliminated, to clear the clutter on your calendar and in your days. Enjoy quiet outdoor walks that go on for miles, and that only end when your legs feel so sore you can't continue. Enjoy feeling time slow down.

Enjoy taking... your... time...


About the Writer:

Anu Kurra, MD, is a board-certified physiatrist with a passion for #holistichealing and #lifestylemedicine. She and her husband, Dr. Michael Betler, opened Bodywork Docs in Westport in 2022, with the goal of guiding people towards healthier and longer lives.

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