Episode 53: Clearing Out Clutter, Part 2

Sucky Moment of the Week (4/5) Angela’s Friday morning consisted of a FULL 30 minutes of just getting the kids to put their coats on. They are at that stage where they listen to nothing. Inspired Action Prep as much as you can the night before so that by the time you wake up, everything is out and ready to go.

How do you get your kids to cooperate in the morning? Email your suggestions to angela@angelawagnercoaching.com and we may just share your words of wisdom on the show!

Send in your brilliant and sucky moments to podcast@angelawagnercoaching.com with any questions or inspired actions – you might be featured on the podcast!

Simplicity Tip (New Segment!) Horizontal spaces – flats spaces like countertops, desks, and tables – are a common trigger for stress when they get messy. This week, go through your house or office and notice where you see piles of clutter that consistently stress you out. Start your declutter journey there. Designate a home for each of your items – a place where it will live from here on out.

Major Topic: Decluttering Your Spaces, Part 2 Angela and Nicole dive even deeper into how we can add more joy and freedom to our lives by keeping only what we love and need. They share specific ideas for how to stop the clutter creep and save money.

Try This: Clean off your kitchen counters! De-own whatever you don’t use (give it away or trash it) and find a home for everything else (in a drawer, on a hook, etc). Take before and after pictures and tag us on social media: @coachawags, #sparkcleanout2018

Ask Coach AWags Send in your questions on anything from life to love to diet and exercise (like yoga!) and beyond at podcast@angelawagnercoaching.com to be featured on the podcast.

Angela SHOUT out to her essential oil diffusers (all 6 of them). They are part of her daily ritual of relaxation, intentional living and creating a space.

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     Related episodes and blog posts:

AWC Goodies:

  • Sign up for the AWC Newsletter for a free weekly dose of awesomeness from Angela. Just go to the home page and scroll down to enter your email and get connected!
  • Check out the 7 Days to Make Your Life Sparkle Challenge! Every day, Angela will send you a super quick and easy challenge that, over the next week, will help you clear out the physical and digital clutter that is weighing you down. Go to https://angelawagnercoaching.com/ to sign up!
  • Like what you hear on the podcast? Then check out Angela’s online program, Spark. Through simple and fun exercises (and on your time), Spark will help you gain 8 hours back in your week so you can stress less and do YOU.

Connect with us:

If this episode sparked something in you, please be sure to subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher, leave us a rating and review on iTunes (how to do that here!), and tell your friends about us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or good old-fashioned word of mouth! Thanks for visiting.

Nicole helped her sister, Brandi, declutter. Here is BEFORE…
…and AFTER!
Coat rack BEFORE…
…AFTER – so fresh and so clean!

 

Episode 52: Clearing Out Clutter, Part 1

Sucky Moment of the Week (5/5) Nicole discovered that cholic is NO JOKE after Fiona spent days crying non-stop. Inspired Action Parent or not, we can all relate to feeling helpless when we’re in an unfixable situation. Be patient and know that you’re doing your best. Try a mantra: “Be patient. It will get better,” or  “This is just a moment in time.”

Send in your brilliant and sucky moments to podcast@angelawagnercoaching.com with any questions or inspired actions – you might be featured on the podcast!

Major Topic: Decluttering Your Spaces Nicole and Angela offer up advice on how to simplify your 

spaces by getting rid of items that don’t give you joy or purpose.

Try This: Go through a room or closet in your house and find a few items that you’ve held onto that you don’t really use or love. Ask yourself the question: What do I expect to achieve by keeping this item? Let us know how it goes!

Spark Program New Year Special The Spark Program will give you the tools to get started on your goals, stay motivated, tackle obstacles, and feel more positive and energetic. Register now for a super discounted rate at: https://angelawagnercoaching.com/spark/

Ask Coach AWags Send in your questions on anything from life to love to diet and exercise (like yoga!) and beyond at podcast@angelawagnercoaching.com to be featured on the podcast.

Nicole SHOUT out to her mom, aka “Mimi”, who was there for support during the entire cholic episode.

From the Episode:

Other related episodes and blog posts:

AWC Goodies:

  • Sign up for the AWC Newsletter for a free weekly dose of awesomeness from Angela. Just go to the home page and scroll down to enter your email and get connected!
  • Check out the 7 Days to Make Your Life Sparkle Challenge! Every day, Angela will send you a super quick and easy challenge that, over the next week, will help you clear out the physical and digital clutter that is weighing you down. Go to https://angelawagnercoaching.com/ to sign up!
  • Like what you hear on the podcast? Then check out Angela’s online program, Spark. Through simple and fun exercises (and on your time), Spark will help you gain 8 hours back in your week so you can stress less and do YOU.

Connect with us:

If this episode sparked something in you, please be sure to subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher, leave us a rating and review on iTunes (how to do that here!), and tell your friends about us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or good old-fashioned word of mouth! Thanks for visiting

A Beginning

Playing outside as an “adult” is vastly underrated

Last week I wrote about some changes I’ve been going through. A few weeks ago, I quit my job at a sports consulting firm so I could have more time and freedom to pursue my passion of writing. Ever my pragmatic father’s daughter, I was not foolish enough to think I could just up and quit my job without a transition plan, so I secured a nannying gig to make sure I could still, you know, eat and live and other stuff that requires money.

So I went from sitting/standing in front of a computer for 8 to ten hours a day, writing reports and sitting in on conference calls and discussing pop culture with coworkers while I waited for my Keurig to brew, to taking care of a three-and-a-half- and five-year-old for 37 hours a week. I don’t write this to throw shade on the concept of the corporate desk job, — wasn’t for me, but a lot of people do thrive in that environment — but just to call out how drastic of a change this is for me. And it happened fast.

I really connected with Angela’s shout out to her two kids, Luke and Zoe, on this week’s episode of the podcast. Angela mentioned how being around her kids reminds her that life is joyful and silly and fun. That insight has defined the few weeks I’ve spent transitioning into taking care of children full time.

As I went through adolescence and grew up from being a kid to a teenager to a “young adult” to whatever it is I’m supposed to feel like I am now, I got bogged down with a bunch of unnecessary crap (boy drama, thoughts of social status, email newsletters, makeup, Netflix original series) and lost some of the magic that colored my world when I was little.

The past few weeks hanging out with these kids has reintroduced some of that magic into my life. I see it brimming in the eyes of my three-and-a-half- and five-year-old, ready to spill out in sparkling rainbow swirls and fill up whatever room we’re playing in. I rediscover the simple joy of making dandelion crowns and pulling the bark off sticks and throwing stones in the water. I pretend and play and create and it takes no more thought or effort than climbing the tree or following the creek or finding a bucket to collect the purple berries on the ground because elves love berries and they’ll be getting hungry soon.

I like being an adult, or whatever 23 is. I like being able to drive and cook and drink beer, and I like having a realistic concept of time and understanding the value of hard work and appreciating the changes I see in myself and the world around me. But I want to think more like a kid. I want to always think a fart is hilarious and bubbles are endlessly entertaining. I want to say what I’m thinking and forgive immediately. I want to ask “why?” more. And I want to know and feel, even through all the adult crap that bogs me down, that life is joyful and silly and fun, and there’s magic in every room if you know where to look for it.


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Sarah Mowery is the Podcast Marketing Editor for the Spark – Inspire Your Life Podcast and an avid podcast listener. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Sarah enjoys writing, playing outside, going to concerts, and anything else she can list here that will make you think she’s cool. Sarah is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and a member of the assisting team at YogaSport in Dallas.