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Chronic Illness, Scheduling & De-Cluttering

Chronic Illness, Scheduling & De-Cluttering

chronic illness by The Busy Woman www.thebusywoman.comI was recently asked if I would write an article that addressed how to conquer clutter and set up a schedule when someone has a chronic illness that limits his or her abilities. After chatting with the person a bit I wrote this article.

First I’d like to say that many people do not understand some chronic illnesses, yet alone ones that are invisible. Some illnesses such as Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, mental illness, brain disorders, and many, many more are usually only felt by the person who has it, and sometimes, also by the family they live with. It’s difficult for others to relate to fatigue or exhaustion of their friends or loved one if they “look” fine. Continue reading

Goal Project Planning and Junk Mail

Goal Project Planning and Junk MailGoal Project Planning Page by The Busy Woman

It’s been an interesting 5 days since I last posted. We took a little trip. It was just for a couple of days. Then I updated articles and other writings, and wrote a lot. I’m almost done with a time consuming project, and now I’m finally updating you. :)

Goal Project Planning is a real pain. I don’t know many people who like doing it. However, it’s a necessity for many projects and plans in your life. One of my most recent eBooks is ready and is posted in the upper left. It’s called Goal Planning for The Busy Woman and it is FREE when you sign up for my Newsletter. I took my time and wrote up simple steps for you to follow.

I can’t tell you what else I’ve been up to until Continue reading

10 More Ways To Simplify Your Life by Susie The Busy Woman

Simplify Your Life Tips by Susie The Busy Woman

Some might ask how certain ways listed here will Simplify Your Life. Saving time is a great way to simplify your life. Here are two other examples:
Relationships are an aspect of every day living. Good ones help you flourish while bad ones can contribute to your demise.
Keeping things that are no longer of use or value clutter our spaces, and are sometimes harmful, such as expired medicines or makeup.

10 More Ways To Simplify Your Life by Susie The Busy Woman

1. Keeping up on relationships in this day is a wonderful surprise and joy to your friends. So take a few minutes to write a short note to someone you care about. A handwritten letter gives more joy than you can imagine.

2. Take a few minutes and go through your Continue reading

Sometimes all you need is a nap.

Sometimes all you need is a nap.

When was the last time you took a nap? Sometimes when we hit a wall during the day a nap can rejuvenate you. Set a timer for 20 minutes and see how you feel after you wake up.

Sometimes all you need is a nap.

Sometimes all you need is a nap.

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The Benefit of a Power Nap: Studies show that 20 minutes of sleep in the afternoon provides more rest than 20 minutes more sleep in the morning (though the last two hours of morning sleep have special benefits of their own).

Fatigued people also experience more moodiness, aggressive behaviors, burnout and more stress.

I used to hate napping. But while burning the candles at both ends I learned that putting my head down on my desk for 15 minutes helped me be able to get through the rest of my day. Setting an alarm is a must. I still don’t like napping but sometimes I just have to do it. And it always proves worthwhile.

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Laundry Room Organization Tips

Laundry Room Organization Tips by Susie Glennan thebusywoman.comLaundry Room Organization Tips

Laundry rooms come in all shapes and sizes. There is no “one” right way to organize your laundry room. So here are some laundry room organization tips to help you get started.

I found containers at K-Mart that fit between your washer and dryer or between the wall and either unit. Slim and clean looking, they will help keep things organized. Use them for those single socks that have lost their mates. Then, every week or two, take about five minutes to match up the pairs you thought were lost forever. It DOES work most of the time! Use the other drawer for laundry soaps and/or other laundry needs, however I use mine for a trash can. It’s right near me, doesn’t show, and is very neat. Continue reading