Outside and inside.

“Outer order contributes to inner calm.”  Gretchen Rubin

When we’re surrounded by piles and stacks, mess or clutter, 
it can add to our stress and feelings of being overwhelmed and out of control.

By taking even five minutes to put things away, deal with the mail,
hang up some clothes, or empty the sink, we give ourselves more room.
Putting our attention and effort into physical movement demonstrates to our
inner self that we can control parts of our lives and make small changes that 
have impact.

Creating order on the physical level of our lives can help to calm the agitation
that is often present on the inside.

The next time you’re feeling stressed, look around;
consider the role your physical environment is having
on your inner dialogue.
See if by creating a bit of outside order you are able to calm a bit on the inside.