I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, it’s been a tough past year. It’s fair to say we’re all due for a bit of a spring cleaning in our lives. Now is the perfect time to lift any unnecessary weight off your shoulders heading into this season. Consider refreshing your routine or getting to that project you’ve been putting off.
What’s an area of your life that needs some decluttering?
A great first place to start is in our minds. We carry so much in the back of our minds it can become all consuming. Self-doubt and anxieties are just some of the baggage we carry with us day to day, but deal with silently. That internal struggle can make us react negatively to situations around us. Make an effort to set aside some time to yourself to think about where you can find peace in yourself. Having clarity in our minds helps us lead a more intentional life. Aim to grow into a better version of yourself, one that shows love, compassion and patience in all areas of life.
Once you’re feeling balanced mentally, declutter your surroundings. This can be physical, meaning your space needs a deep clean or a purge of unneeded items. Make room for new in your life. This means also letting go of items, relationships or a job that no longer serve to fulfill you. Memories are one’s to be cherished, but holding on to baggage from your past will only clutter your future. If you can live without it in your day-to-day life, it’s fair to say you can let it go. Refresh your surroundings and make room for all the good the Lord and his plan have to offer you.
What is a peaceful mind without a forgiving heart? It’s time for a spring cleaning on what has been laying heavy on your heart this past year. Forgive where you can and move forward with no regrets for making improvements in your life. You will know better than anyone where you can start unpacking the baggage. Be motivated to be free from what you’ve been carrying with you. Forgiving doesn’t mean you have to forget, but it relates you from the chains of the past and prepare you for a strong future.
Overall, now is as good a time as ever to restart. If New Year’s resolutions fell through, no worries. Pick up here and start thinking about where you need change. Wake up tomorrow and make action towards taking control of your life. Be intentional with how you declutter, don’t be afraid to let go of what no longer serves you. Evaluate your behaviors and habits and take note of where you can improve.
Everyday won’t be amazing; sometimes our days will really suck. Adopting a new, positive attitude of ourselves and our lives will help us rise above our clustered lives. Good things take time. Make a plan that best serves purpose in your life at this moment and make changes.
Don’t be afraid of bettering yourself.