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Last week, while scanning through the local newspaper, I came across an article that concerned me. The article was about poison chemicals, and how the number of industrial chemicals that are known to cause childhood brain impairments has more than doubled since 2006. In 2006, Harvard School of Public Health and Mount Sinai Hospital scientists found six groups of toxins which had a direct impact on human brain development. Now, they identified six more, including pesticides, inorganic compounds, dangerous solvents, and metals that have the same impact on the brain. What is scary about this is that these chemicals are widely used, but have never been tested for human safety. Many Americans are exposed to these chemicals on a regular basis. Some of these brain-damaging compounds float through the air in our homes in the house dust.
During these crazy times when life seems to be filled with more stress and less time, it is so important to make sure you give yourself a few moments each day to “recoup,” unwind, and re-energize. I decided to devote a few ten minute breaks each day to reduce my stress and regain my sanity. Since I started this “ten minute rule” I have not stopped. It works perfectly in my busy schedule and it is exactly what I need to get through my busy days and come out feeling positive and successful instead of stressed out. There are so many things you can do in ten minutes too! Try giving yourself a few ten minute breaks throughout the day, I bet you will be hooked!
Cleaning. As much as we hate it, we hate even more when it doesn't get done. For me, there is nothing better than coming home to a clean house. But with such a hectic schedule these days, it’s hard to set aside a large block of time to clean. Devoting half my day to cleaning always feels like a monumental task too, but I know that stress and scattered thoughts always come with a messy house. I solved this problem by creating my Five Task Tidy-Up plan. I realized that if I can keep up with a basic routine of five tasks, five minutes each a day, things won’t get so out of control and my home will look good all of the time.
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