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Get Organized Now! NEWSLETTER
By Maria Gracia
July 29, 2017

  Today's Feature

Being Disorganized Can
Throw Your Health Out-of-Whack

Just like physical, paper, and email clutter can get completely out of control if you neglect it, being disorganized can throw your health and well-being completely out-of-whack as well. Here are 4 ways to get organized for a healthier, happier you.

1. Don't get so busy that 'unhealthy' becomes more enticing and convenient than 'healthy.' There is no doubt that sometimes it's nice to eat out, or order take-out. My family opts for doing so a few times a month. BUT, when doing so becomes a nearly daily habit, it can wreak havoc on your wallet and your health. Just like you schedule time for a haircut or a dental appointment, it's also important to get organized and schedule time (indicated on your calendar) for making a grocery list, going to the supermarket, and cooking a nutritious dinner. When scheduling, set a definite date and time for creating your list and actually shopping a few days prior to the meal...rather than an hour before you're ready to eat, when you're bound to feel rushed and more likely to abandon those plans for 'eat out/take out' options.

2. 'Lack of time' is a poor excuse for skipping physical activity. We all know how important physical activity is for our health, but it's very easy to 'skip it' without 'immediate consequences.' Long-term consequences are less visible and rarely thought of, until they actually happen. Physical inactivity can contribute to anxiety and depression, is shown to be a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer, contributes to dementia, is a factor in muscle atrophy, and has many other negative effects as we age. Becoming more adamant in getting in your daily physical activity and scheduling time to do so is vital. Joining a regular class is good because generally when we're 'signed up' for something, we're more apt to do it. Teaming up with a friend for a daily evening walk, bike ride, or swim is a good idea. Think about when exercise is more likely to happen for you, and schedule it then. By the way, those who can exercise in the morning, are more likely to do so than those who must wait until the evening hours, when many folks get tired and want to relax. That being said, if you must exercise at night, schedule a consistent time to do so. What can you do to ensure you're getting in at least 30 minutes of daily exercise? It doesn't have to be just has to keep you moving.

3. Organize your bedtime. What? Why does bedtime need to be organized? Because MOST people do not get enough rest. The average person requires seven to nine hours of restful sleep. Plan your day and schedule bedtime so that you're getting your 40 winks every single night. This means going to bed when you're scheduled to go to bed...not after the late, late, late show. It also means being organized with your food and beverage choices so what you're consuming isn't interfering with your bedtime or quality of sleep.

4. Get your environment into good shape. If the place(s) where you spend most of your day (home/office) is disorganized, it's going to affect your ability to stay organized with your health. If you're spending all day looking for misplaced items, you're going to be wasting time...causing lack of time for your health. If you're constantly trying to dig through the clutter, you're not going to be able to focus...and you're going to be frustrated. which causes stress and lack of motivation in other areas of your life. Those who can reach organizing goals in their homes, offices, and lives, tend to also have the ability to reach healthy, happy living goals as well.

When it comes to organizing, most folks think of clutter, time management and storage. I think of it as a more all-encompassing subject that reaches out into all areas of our lives. When it comes to healthy living and the choices we make, being organized is key.

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In my book, the goal of 'losing weight' is weak and vague. While shedding some pounds in and of itself may be a good thing to do...why would you focus on just a small piece of the puzzle in the quest for a newer, more glorious you? You'd be selling yourself short.

There's something even better you can be doing for yourself. You can actually GLOW, which brings me to some very exciting news.

As you may already know, besides being an organizing expert...I am ALSO a fitness expert. I teach six fitness classes each week at both my local YMCA and the Senior/Community Center. I am a Certified Zumba Instructor, a certified STRONG by Zumba Instructor AND a Certified POUND Fitness Instructor. Fitness is pretty much my second life.

In addition to regular exercise, I also know how important it is to eat healthy, nutritious foods. But, trust me...I don't starve or follow any crazy diet plan. I eat fun foods like potato chips and chocolate now and then too!

I love to cook...although I don't have a ton of extra time to do so. That's why I have to come up with recipes that are a cinch to make, don't include weird ingredients, are nutritious and healthy, taste great and I can whip up quickly and easily.

Plus, I love to feel good...look whatever I can to better myself... AND exude confidence in my life. In light of this...'s my news...

I have just released a BRAND NEW organizing goodie to help you organize your health and well-being.

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The nice thing about GON GLOW is it's not going to tell you something once and leave you high and dry. Instead, you're going to get advice, motivation, and support to help you on your journey to a new you.

When you agree to GON GLOW, you'll get...

* Getting Started with GON GLOW (My quick and easy introduction to always looking and feeling your very best)

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* Monthly Action Bulletin (each Monthly Action Bulletin is filled to the brim with health and wellness information, like weight loss, curbing cravings, toning up, eating strategies, tips for dining out, meal planning, hair, skin and beauty tips, and so much more. It also includes 3 easy actions to focus on each month.)

* Monthly TO DOs, Affirmations, and Motivation (To keep you inspired and to encourage you to keep going)

* My Exclusive Exercise and Dance Fitness Videos (Anyone can follow them easily and you can adjust them to your own fitness level!)

* GON GLOW Recipes (No crazy ingredients, all delicious, and you can whip up each in no time. These are recipes I make for my family all the time!)

* Personal and Community Support (You don't have to go at it alone. I'll be here for you every step of the well as other folks just like you, via our wonderful community support group...anyone who is a GON GLOW member is invited!

* GON GLOW in a Minute (Because having a personal coach and mentor who is THERE FOR YOU is so important, I will be providing you with insights, tips, snack ideas, fitness tips, and more, several times a week...and you'll have the opportunity to comment, add questions, and even share your own challenges and successes!)

By the way, you won't be asked to buy supplements, shakes, meals, or anything like that. GON GLOW is designed to get you eating healthy, being active, and looking and feeling your very best...naturally.

It's nothing overwhelming...and anyone can follow GON GLOW to feel better, look better, and be better! I can hardly contain myself, because I'm SO EXCITED about this. Get ready to GLOW!

P.S. It gets even better and brighter! Because I'm so excited about GON GLOW and I just know you will be too, when you agree to GON GLOW...BEFORE AUGUST will also AUTUMATICALLY get these bonuses valued at over $100 :

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Reader Tip: We love when our readers submit organizing are 3 way-awesome ones!

Recipe: This Peach Vanilla Smoothie is a delicious, nutritious, refreshing summer treat

AUGUST Checklist: Make the most of this last full month of summer.and get organized while you're enjoying it. Here is our NEW August 2017 Organizing Checklist!

Dirty Little Secret 1: I love the smell of 'fresh.' Here's my secret for eliminating "the smell of sweat" and other "musty odors" from clothes and towels.

Dirty Little Secret 2: Trouble remembering to bring things with you when you leave your house or office? Do this!

Dirty Little Secret 3: I never forget to mail out birthday's my system!

Mini Challenges: One thing I don't want you to get when you're trying to get organized is overwhelmed. That's why I thought up these easy-to-accomplish mini challenges for you this week. 1-2-3.go!

In ADDITION, on our home page, you'll also find lots of NEW and featured STUFF including...

Social Media Spotlight. Just one of my favorite acts from the recent 'America's Got Talent'!

Nearly a third of folks argue when they're doing this... Find learn what 58% of Americans think is a huge challenge in their lives

Theme of the Week: Facination. Enjoy our home page quotes, that reflect our theme, for added inspiration and motivation this week

  TO DO This Week

Week Beginning July 29th

1. Is it time to change your air conditioner filter? Inspect your air conditioner filter. Most need to be changed within one to three months. You'll know it needs to be changed if it's visibly dusty, gray, and ashy-looking. Keep it clean to ensure your cooling system is running efficiently and so dust doesn't build up in your ducts...ending up in dust being blown into your home.

2. Sweep out your garage. Drive the car out of the garage and move anything that's not anchored down. Then, sweep all the debris out, using a dustpan to pick up and discard the dirt, pebbles, and other debris so it doesn't get blown back into your garage. Clean up any oil stains or grease. Finally, you may also wish to use your hose or power washer for a more thorough cleaning.

3. Donate a box of books, craft supplies, or kitchen items. Grab a cardboard box or grocery bag and fill it with books, craft supplies and/or kitchen items that are no longer useful in your life. Donate these to your favorite charity...or someone you personally know who can use them.

4. Schedule a garage sale for late August or early September. My 13-year-old daughter actually teamed up with some of her friends and hosted a multi-family garage sale a few weeks ago. The girls all did very well selling their unwanted items. My daughter made over $350 alone...all on stuff that was just gathering dust in her room. Not sure how to have a successful garage sale? Get a copy of my Garage Sale Toolkit and learn everything you need to know.

5. Make the most of August. What can you do to make the month of August extra special? Plan a family reunion? Get together with friends you knew in college? Visit a new town? Host a block party with your neighbors? Take up a new hobby? Make August count...think up something you'd really enjoy, and do it.

6. Be aware of watering needs. In some areas, it really tends to heat up this time of the year. Keep an eye on plants and grass that may need extra watering on the extra hot, non-rainy days.

  In Closing

The greatest miracle on Earth is the human body. It is stronger and wiser than you may realize, and improving its ability to self heal is within your control.

--Dr Fabrizio Mancini

I'd love to hear from you.
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And remember...Being organized creates a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life!


Maria Gracia
Get Organized Now!

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