Clear Your Mind, Not Your Wallet

The combined stresses in our everyday lives can make us feel disconnected with our spirituality. Oftentimes, our mindsbecome cluttered and we unable to think as clearly as we ought due to external conditions. Many times, we end up emptying our wallets in an attempt to clear our minds.

There are ways we can renew our spirit without breaking the bank. We can do this whenever we feel too stressed, but without the worry aboutoverspending. Here are some great examples below:

  • Take a walk – go to a park or a nature trail. The natural surroundings will help you reconnect with your spiritually. This will also enable you to free your thoughts. In addition, walking and fresh air are good for your health.
  • Give yourself free time – Take an hour every day to and enjoy yourself. Do what you want to do without any obligations or without thinking of anything else.
  • Free the clutter from your surroundings– Downsize your living space to free up anything that may cause you stress. Get rid of objects that you no longer need by giving them to charity or to someone in need. This will help you clear out unnecessary clutter, and may help you think more clearly.
  • Eat healthily. Choose foods that are nutritious, such as fruits and vegetables instead of loading your meals with calories and fats. The healthier you eat, the lighter you will feel inside.
  • Talk to a good friend. Meet up with a friend and talk for a while. Reminisce on good times and memories. This will help you feel better, which also aids in releasing tension in your body.
  • Meditate or pray. Free your mind of hinderances. Sit down, close your eyes, and pray. Connect with your spirituality by talking to your spiritual being.
  • Exercise. Exercise your muscles to release stress. It is ideal to exercise lightly at least three times each day. Not only will you feel more rejuvenated, you can also maintain an optimal body shape.

-M. Germaine Parra
D.C. Area RealtorFeng Shui Consultant
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
Long and Foster Realtors
6862 Elm Street Office, McLean, VA  22101
Fax:   703-873-1901
Cell:  703.650.8838

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