I fidget all the time. Doesn't help at all!
But the idea behind it has merit. Moving more equals more calories burned. The problem, of course, is that fidgeting has a low effect because it is simply not enough movement, by itself, to result in any significant weight loss.
Of course, this is not a post about losing weight.
Today's post is about that pile of papers on your counter. It's about the jackets and sweaters hanging on the back of your chair.
Yes, examples are taken directly from my current reality.
If there is a spill under the coffee pot or a pot holder out of place, the mess makes living in the home more challenging, both visually and practically.
Visually, a messy house breeds discontent.
If you've ever walked into a clean, orderly hotel room, and instantly felt at peace, you know what I mean.
Practically, items get lost and it takes time and energy to find them. Things pile up and it takes hours to clean up.
Instead of fidgeting, try pittering.
Pittering, here in the South, means moving from place to place, taking care of little things as you go.
Unlike fidgeting, pittering has an immediate and huge impact on your home.
This morning, while brewing coffee, I put away two potholders, refilled my water jug for the fridge, and wiped down the sink.
When I got up to use the bathroom, I brought my coffee cup to the sink and grabbed some sweaters to hang up in the closet.
While the waffles cooked, I threw out expired food from the fridge.
My kitchen already looks better. I still have a mess, but it's less overwhelming.
Every time you stand up, put something away or wipe down a surface. Pitter around the house, doing little, stress-free tasks.
It's a simple trick that will change your home. Try it for ONE DAY and let me know in the comments about the difference that it makes.
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