By Jamie G Dougherty

Ever feel like your world is going a thousand miles a minute and you just can’t catch up?  Your desk at work is a mess, there are 3 pairs of shoes, 2 protein bar wrappers and a sweater in the back seat of your car and your apartment appears to be hit by a tornado… every single day!

Managing the chaos in our lives is essential to lose weight by accident as it is often the weighty stuff around us that reflects the weighty stuff within us.  Now, I’m not saying you have to be a control freak about your environment.  I’m certainly the proud owner of a messy desk more often than not (plus I LOVE to leave my clothes on the floor) however, finding a special space where everything is clean, clear and light will allow you to feel the same way in your body.

Fort-like hideaways don’t have to be just for kids.

Take a corner of your bedroom, living room, office or even the bathroom and transform it into a space that makes you feel warm and calm.  Find a luxurious pillow to sit on, a plant to bring in greenery and fresh oxygen (bonsai tree to the right found here) and a candle or two to set a soothing mood.  This is a mess, noise, smart phone and clutter free zone where you get to chill and release from your day.  Visit your special space every time you feel life is getting too frantic and overwhelming.  In other words, go to your special space every day!  This environment is just for you, so take advantage of it and notice how your body softens the moment you sit down.

In the comments below tell me where you’ve created your special space and how it makes you feel.  Much love and enjoy!

Jamie G. Dougherty, founder of, empowers busy women to create bodies that are as rockin’ as their careers!  Jamie believes that though kale and brown rice are good foods to put on your plate, until we truly learn HOW to eat rather than just WHAT to eat we will continue to be carb-craving, super-frazzled, stress-out ladies. If you ever feel hungry, stuck and unsatisfied with your food be sure to visit Jamie’s website to get her FREE 5-Step Guide to Fabulous.  Seriously ladies, get ready for Jamie to rock your world!