Messy Room

Your Messy Room is Keeping You Unhealthy

By: Dr. Peggy Malone

Today I want to talk about your space or environment at home, at work, in your car, in your kitchen… even in your refrigerator and your wallet.

What does the state of each of these places have to do with your health and wellness? More than you think!!

I hear the words of my business coach in my head often and one of the things that she says often is very relevant to this subject matter.

Chaos on the Outside equals Chaos on the Inside

Many of my clients notice, that when they are starting their journey toward better health and wellness, it can feel extremely overwhelming or even ‘out of control’.

For many, managing and overcoming this sensation can be the difference between sticking with it and settling back into old habits.

Let’s go back to our statement: Chaos on the outside equals chaos on the inside.

This basically means that if your environment is disorganized, chaotic and out of control, then your mindset, decision making, goal setting and motivation are likely also disorganized, chaotic and out of control.

So, if you can get your environment under control, you will often notice that you will feel more in control with your mindset as well as it pertains to your health and wellness and other areas of your life.

Here are some areas that you should take a look at in your own life and see if they need some tidying up:

  • Your Wallet or your purse
  • The inside of your Car
  • Your desk or workspace
  • Your closets or storage spaces

And very important in terms of your health and wellness plan and your ability to stick with it is the environments associated with preparing and storing food.

  • Are the dishes done and put away or are they often left on the counter or around the house?
  • Is your refrigerator clean, tidy and organized or do you have rotting vegetables in the back of a crisper and some mystery leftovers from 3 weeks ago?
  • What does your pantry or dry food storage space look like?

If sleep is an issue for you, look around your bedroom for some clues. Do you make your bed everyday? Are there clothes on the floor? Is your sleeping space, tidy, neat and organized and free from clutter?  

How about all things associated with finances? This is one area that goes with health and wellness. People often have similar habits when it comes to managing their finances as they do with their health and wellness.

Those that are out of control in some way with their health often struggle with managing budgets, bank accounts, cheque books etc.

Does any of this resonate with you at all?

Is it time to do some evaluation and organizing of the environments you find yourself in every day?

If you clean up your chaos on the outside, you will find that the chaos on the inside will also sort itself out!

If you have many areas that need attention, start with a little piece of one. Make a decision to make a change, make a plan and then get started one little piece at a time.

With chaos under control, you will be on your way to your healthiest and happiest!!

Live Well,



Dr. Peggy Malone



Dr. Peggy Malone is a Chiropractor and an Athlete who helps other athletes to overcome injury and get back to their sport. Her weekly Television Series ‘Living Well” inspires people from all walks of life to take control of their health to be as happy and as healthy as they can be.

A former varsity Basketball and Rugby player, she has since entered the world of endurance athletics where she has completed 2 Ironman Triathlons, 3 Marathons, several Half Marathons and many other Triathlons, Road Races and Off-Road Adventure races of varying distances.

Her own athletic endeavors and injuries have given her valuable insight into working with athletes in her practice for both the care of injuries as well as for the improvement of athletic performance.