Ahhhhhh, the air is fresher, the sun is brighter, and things are looking up! With winter coming to a close (thank, goodness) a lot of people tend to use this change of the season as a reminder about cleaning, organizing and de-cluttering. Doing all that for your house, office, and other things in your life is awesome, and there's not much that compares to feeling organized and ready to take on anything. But, what about our soul? This is the perfect time to take inventory of how we are feeling. Are we feeling bogged down by more that just the effects of winter? For some, that first feeling of sun on your skin is a gentle reminder that our spirits might have dipped a little during the winter. This is a great time to check in with ourselves, although the winter months are full of celebrations, family togetherness, and coziness, when it's almost spring we can probably all relate to feeling a little "over it." So, here's a couple tools for "Spring Cleaning" your soul:
Take inventory of what you have, what you're grateful for, and the blessings in your life. We can make this a daily event too, try a journal exercise to write 3 gratitudes daily. If it's your spouse, your children, your family, or your friends, tell them why you are grateful for them.
De-clutter all the things that are weighing you down emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Is it social media, making excuses, being too busy, seeking to be understood before trying to understand, making assumptions...whatever it may be, a willingness to let go can change your whole perspective.
Notice what is missing, and engage in solutions or steps toward, filling in the voids. Is your soul calling you to do something different? Does your job bring you joy? Do you want to travel more? Spend more time with your family? Take conscious, solution-oriented steps in the direction of living your dream life.
Get honest about the negative beliefs that are holding you back, and which ones are no longer serving you...are you ready to let those go? We all have these, they are usually implanted in our minds when we are young by our parents, by our parents' parents and so on...BUT we can ask oursleves: are they true, are they necessary, are they kind? By asking these questions we can release these beliefs to make room for creating and building our own foundation.
We'd love to hear some of your favorite ways to "Spring Clean!"