08 Apr Reflection, Renewal and Finding Joy: Spring Cleaning Isn’t Just For the Home
Oftentimes, Spring symbolizes a time of renewal and progress forward. Now more than ever it is an important time to reflect on your daily routines and mindset to decide what’s working, and more importantly, what’s not. Here are a few tips to support positive changes in your life.
When something goes wrong in a process, take a step back to see where it went wrong, and what you can do differently the next time around. Take the time to apply this to your daily life as well. Life moves so quickly, and self-reflection creates self-awareness, as well as a reason to act on it. From there, you can adjust, change or improve. The choice becomes yours what you do with the information you learned. Choosing to readjust gives you the opportunity to re-organize your priorities and values into something that works best for you and helps you optimize your current situation. Take the time to self-reflect on what’s working in your life and what isn’t. It may seem like a simple thing, but you’ll be surprised how much better you can feel with a little self-reflection!
Declutter your living space. Doing a spring cleaning of your home to get rid of the dust that has accumulated in your home during the winter months not only helps to improve the air quality, but something about a clean home can improve one’s mood.
Declutter your mind. Use this ‘spring renewal’ as momentum to get rid of things that are emotionally weighing you down. Allow yourself to let go of things from the past that are heavy on your mind, and welcome new and optimistic ones that will come in the future.
Decluttering your mind allows you to open yourself up for more exciting, enjoyable people, situations, and emotions!
Research shows that the more we appreciate, the happier we are. This past year, I’ve started to document ‘one good thing’ every day. Each day, even the rough ones, I can always find something good. One day it was making cookies with my daughter. Another day, it was the fact that I woke up feeling rested. The next day I bought a cool puzzle. Overall, it has given me a greater appreciation for life’s simple pleasures. Try keeping track of ‘one good thing’ each day and find your joy in the ordinary. Keeping a list of the good things can help you feel more positive emotions and have an uplifted mindset.
Hopefully, these tips will encourage you to find a Spring renewal that’s meaningful and improves your daily life and mindset.
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