Clean something. Anything!
Or to a happier, freer life.
Clear your physical space.
Don’t take on every physical space, please. Just pick an area that looks like it needs a good clearing. Maybe it is the kitchen table or counters that are filled with last week’s mail. Or your bedroom that has piles of clothes littering the floor and the bed. Pick one area in that space that feels chaotic. If something adds value to your space, or your life, keep it. If not, discard it, or donate it to someone else who needs it more than you do. Question why you have something and what is its purpose. When you do that, you become a more mindful consumer, and more conscious about how you want to live. You keep clutter at bay and set the stage for healthy and happy living.
Clear your mental space.
Is there someone or something you have in your life that is draining your energy? Perhaps you feel weighed down by a relationship or an item that conjures up old, painful, or just negative emotions. This is clutter. And as difficult as it can be to “purge” your life of these people and things, you deserve to feel better. Take a look at your relationships, the things in your space that carry heavy and negative memories and emotions. Consider purging them from your life. This clears the path for you to invest yourself in people and things that energize you and give you life – not take it away.
Clear your schedule.
Wouldn’t it be nice if from time to time we could just burn our schedule and all the “to dos” on it? I don’t want you to shirk your responsibilities. But I do think we need to pare down our calendars. We need to be sure we have time for our selves and our loved ones. Often we say “yes” so much that our schedule ends up being packed with commitments that – let’s face it – aren’t always necessary. We have to learn to say “no”. We have to clear the nonessential so we can see more clearly what matters most. And make room for them more easily.
Doing these will give you a fresh start to this season. They will help you get “clean” and importantly, help you to more consciously choose a happier, freer, lighter life.
Spring is a time to clean, for sure.
And most definitely for new beginnings.