Paying others to take your stress

How much is your stress costing you? Have you given this any thought lately? Stress caused by clutter and disorganization costs more than just wasted time, it can also cost a lot of money.  So how do you know when it is more beneficial to bring in a professional to help around your house? The three determining factors I like to use are: Is my time more valuable than it costs to hire someone (unless, of course, I get joy from the activity). I don’t know how to do it. I don’t like to do it. Let’s take the stressful cluttered and disorganized clothes closet as an example. If you have a closet that has not been organized or purged of unused items in a while, then you are wasting time and money in that closet. By hiring a professional to organize the closet, not only will the project get completed more quickly, you may actually make up the cost of paying the organizer with what you save. How...

Lessen Stress: Begin Each Day with a Goal

Goals. An exciting word yet also a daunting one. Goals are what move us ahead in our lives. Accomplishing a goal can be one of the best feelings in the world. Taking the first few steps on that road toward a goal though can be like walking through mud. Embarking on the journey towards a goal requires a lot of strength and support, mentally and physically. Take time to think about what your goals are, write them down or enlist the help and support of those around you. Do whatever it takes for you to be successful. Lessen Stress: Begin Each Day with a Goal Goals always have to be on top of your mind. To achieve something you need to be thinking of it, always coming up with ways to accomplish your goal. There isn’t always one way to achieve a goal. Think about what works for you and what doesn’t. Pick the path that...

Stress Free Closet Organizing

Recently Moxie Girl got to work with a client who was completely stressed out by her closet. She knew that there were lots of clothes she hadn’t worn in over 3 years, and they were keeping her from finding the things she really liked. We had a great time working with her and seeing the transformation of not only her closet, but of her stress level when she looked at her clothes. Hope you enjoy the pictures of the process!  

Is your home causing you stress?

There are two forms of stress – distress and eustress. Distress is the most common referred type. It refers to harmful stimuli that make you weaker and potentially less confident. Examples may include destructive criticism, abusive bosses and family members, your physical envirnoment aka your home, as well as other things in your life that may be bringing you down. Eustress is a positive form and literally translates to “good stress”. It usually is related to desirable events in a person’s life and examples include positive role models who push us forward, physical training to improve our bodies, and risks that expand our comfort zones. Both forms can be equally taxing on the body and are cumulative in nature, depending on a person’s way of adapting to a change. The body itself cannot physically discern between distress or eustress. However, the idea is to equally remove distress and find eustress. As they always say, “Out with the bad, in with the good.” (excerpts taken from http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/ and...

Want to be Stress Free? Stop Planning

Stress Free Living. It’s a great buzz-term right now, after all, who wouldn’t like to have zero stress in their life? In reality, our lives will never be stress free. It’s human nature. If we don’t have big stressors, we find little ones to become stressed about. Someday, when I am retired and living on a beach, I’m sure I will be stressing over which flavor margarita to have, and I will still be rushing to get to my surfing appointments on time because my nap ran late. The key to “stress free living” is not really to be free of stress, but rather to distinguish what is causing the stress and eliminate it. All too often, we simply identify the stress and think about how we need to eliminate it. The major culprit? To-Do lists. Don’t get me wrong, To-Do lists are a great way to get everything out of our heads and onto paper. The problem...

Stress-free living?!?

Lately there is quite a buzz about the term “stress-free living.” Magazines are telling us it is something we should all strive for. Doctors are telling us that we need it for our health. And those perky, happy people we see at the grocery store seem to already have it. If it’s so important, why does no one really know what it is and how to get it? This month Moxie Girl is going to focus on the idea of stress-free living. Our company mission is “To understand the causes of stress in today’s homes, and to alleviate it to the best of our ability,” so it only seems fitting that we talk about the subject at some point. If you have comments, ideas, philosophies on what stress-free living means to you, please leave your them here in our comment area or as a post on our Facebook page. We want to know what YOU think...