Tips for a Successful "Spring Cleaning"
The onset of spring brings the promise of a fresh start. Your New Year’s Resolution may be feeling a little worn-out but your energy doesn’t have to! As the weather warms and the flowers bloom, take the time to refocus and refresh your energy and your goals to bring out the best in the season ahead. While spring-cleaning your home can seem a little daunting, “spring-cleaning” your life can be accomplished by checking in on just a few areas! Use this time as an opportunity to live happier, lighter and freer, focusing less on physical things and more on the mindset you take into every day.
A good place to start is by cleaning up your relationships. Rid yourself of any toxic relationships that bring along negative energy. If there are friends that amplify your anxiety, it may be time to distance yourself. Life is too short to be surrounded by anyone that doesn’t bring you love and respect and magnify your best self.
Take the time to tidy up your physical space. Creating a space that is free of mess and clutter can dramatically improve your mood. Give some attention to the areas of your home that your regularly choose to ignore. Get rid of unwanted items and make space for things that brighten your atmosphere, like freshly picked flowers and crisp white linens!
Spring is also a great time to de-clutter your mind. Start by getting organized. Whether it is a journal to organize your thoughts or written to-do lists to organize your obligations, put all of those swirling thoughts on paper so your mind can relax. Aim to restore balance in your life. And make sure that your ‘obligations’ are things that really light you up, not drag you down!
Lastly, use this spring equinox to reclaim control of your inner peace. Let go of shameful thoughts or feelings around your perceived shortcomings and choose to focus on positivity. Choose an uplifting mantra to put a stop to those pessimistic thoughts.
Remember that the change of seasons bring a joyful time of awakening and rebirth. Spring is the perfect opportunity to explore your surroundings and embrace the fresh energy to support your continuous quest of personal growth.