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Rock Your Health: Five steps to de-clutter your workspace and life

Clutter got you down? This five-step process will reduce your stress and open up space to allow new energy, ideas, and creativity to flow in. All you have to do is just do it! Enjoy the process and implement it with your nursing staff too.

1. Schedule a quarterly de-cluttering day on your calendar.

2. At the beginning of your de-cluttering day, do the following:
I. Set the intention of finishing the day with a neat clean office filled with open space
II. Commit to staying focused on the task at hand and don’t allow distractions
III. Put on some great music that gets you energized
IV. Put a large waste receptacle in your office to receive all the discarded stuff
V. Put a large box or bag in your office to receive items you will give away or donate

3. Divide your office into four zones and complete one zone at a time:
I. Desk
II. Shelves
III. File cabinet
IV. Drawers

4. Organize the stuff from each zone into four categories:
I. Keep
II. File
III. Toss
IV. Give away or donate

5. Add the finishing touches:
I. Take out the trash
II. Put the box of give-away items in your car
III. Dust
IV. Vacuum
V. Wipe off surfaces
VI. Celebrate a job well done!

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Carol Ebert About the Author: Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWP, is a creative force for education and wellness and is a certified wellness practitioner and wellness coach, mindful coaching certification trainer, certified law of attraction facilitator, and certified nutrition advisor. She has been a bedside nurse, school health educator, college health service director, medical center wellness specialist, and mindful coach and trainer. She is now CEO of her own wellness business, She can be emailed at

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