Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is a time for renewal!  It is also a time to clean out the old.  Whether it is the garden, flower beds, clothes that don’t fit, toys that aren’t being used, or old negative thoughts, it is time to chuck out the old and make room for the new!!

When our lives and our brains are overcome with clutter, we feel stressed, overwhelmed, drained of energy, and can become depressed.  Notice if you are having any of these feelings and ask yourself what you can eliminate that would help you to regain your energy.  When we create space in our lives, we feel free, relaxed and more focused on what is important to us.

Choose one project that when completed, will give you renewed energy.  Focus on this project until you complete it, before moving on to the next one.

If your mind is cluttered with negative thoughts, choose the predominant one and change it so you are telling yourself something positive, instead.  For example, if you tell yourself, “I have so much to do, I will never catch up!” change the thought  to something like “I need to be realistic about what needs to be done and how much of it I need to do myself.  It is okay to ‘dump it’ if it’s not that important.  It’s okay to ‘delegate it’ to somebody else, even if they don’t do it as well I would do it myself.  I will choose a few things that are important to me to complete and I will do them one step at a time until finished.”

Notice how you feel immediately after changing those negative thoughts to positive and realistic ones.  Narrow your focus to those things that will give you the most relief when completed.  You can always move on to the others after you give yourself some immediate relief.

It’s time to spring into a new life!