Stress and Clutter on Your Shoulders

Stress and Clutter on Your Shoulders

I had a bit of a lie in this morning being the weekend. My lunchtime meal with my friends had been cancelled, so pottered about the kitchen, moving my body as I knew that it would ease the aches and pains around my head and shoulders. I’ve been getting these sorts of pains for years and I’m usually quite good at preempting them by relaxing just in time.

Not this time; it sort of crept up on me as I finished my work on Wednesday evening. As I closed my laptop, that I’d been hunched over for a few hours, I felt the niggly strain in my shoulders and ignored it. All I could think about was getting some decluttering done that evening and the next morning.

I got up Thursday and ignored my body telling me to relax and decluttered the plug holes in the bathroom and did some cleaning (as I couldn’t have a bath until I’d done that – there’s always something to stop me relaxing). I did have a relaxing bath but not as soon as I neeed it. Now the pain has lasted for two days which is standard for me when I ignore it.

Your body knows when you try to trick it.

I sketched the above a moment ago, on the back of a Tesco shopping receipt, whilst sitting here having a late breakfast/early lunch. I’m beginning to feel quite relaxed and the heated wrap that I have around my neck is feeling soothing and easing the radiating pain in my head, neck and shoulders.

Heated neck and shoulder wrap

As a finished my breakfast, I thought about my clear day today to do whatever I want – watch TV, declutter, write, clean or just relax. My girls are about to go out and meet their friends and my husband is quite happy in front of the TV. I felt instantly calm and the pain immediately lifted from head.

I’m not overdoing it today

We all need a day to do whatever we feel like doing. That’s a destressor in itself don’t you think?

Until later…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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4 Responses to Stress and Clutter on Your Shoulders

  1. Things do not go well when you are stressed. Decluttering is fine but your body is telling you to relax. My daughter has a weighted pillow that looks like the one you have here. You can’t heat it but the weight is supposed to ease anxiety, which affects us all in different ways. When she feels here schedule is spiraling out of control she sits with it and it helps.

  2. Pingback: Is it a Clutter Problem or is it Poor Decision Making and Time Management? | Sandra Madeira

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