7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life
Hello Spring! With Winter coming to an end and Spring on the way, I thought it was a perfect time to talk about how to spring clean your life. Here are 7 ways to spring clean your life today:
Make two lists: one of things you love doing and one of things you don't like doing. Compare the two lists and adjust accordingly. I know this isn't as simple as it sounds. Of course there will be things we don't like doing that we have to do, like paying bills and other responsibilities. However, there are ways to eliminate things on your Don't Like list that you may not have thought of before. For example, if you put cleaning on your Don't Like list, can you outsource your cleaning to a housekeeping service? If you can't afford that, can you cut back on how much cleaning you do without it making a noticeable impact on your home?
Unfollow social media accounts that make you feel bad about yourself. Do you find yourself feeling jealous or down on yourself when you see posts from certain accounts? Unfollow them!
Unsubscribe from email lists that you don't care about. It's easier to delete an email when it comes in rather than unsubscribing from the mailing list, but think about all the time you're wasting deleting all of those emails every day. Save your future self time by unsubscribing to those email lists.
Relationships that no longer serve you. This is a big one and can apply to any relationship: friendship, family, a partner, or even your work. If you think a relationship has run it's course, it's not healthy or positive for you, and you don't want to be involved in it anymore, you have the right to remove yourself. Ending a relationship that no longer serves you doesn't have to be dramatic. You can thank the relationship for what it was but realize that it's no longer for you and move on.
Your mind. Our minds become inundated with tons of information; some of it useful, and some of it useless. To clear your mind, do a brain dump. Grab a piece of paper and a pen or open a document on your computer and start writing anything and everything that's on your mind. It doesn't have to be organized. It can literally just be random sentences of things you've been thinking about or things you need to get done. Once you've dumped everything out of your brain, evaluate what you wrote. Decide what can be discarded and what is important. From there, create a plan to deal with the important tasks.
Your workspace. Do you have an area of your home that you do work in? It can be as simple as a desk in a corner or a full home office. Whatever your space is, take some time to file paperwork away, get rid of anything you no longer need, and tidy it up. Having an organized and clean workspace will help your mind perform better.
Food that doesn't nourish you. Go through your fridge and pantry and get rid of or donate any food that doesn't make you feel good when you eat it. If you find yourself making too many late night fast food runs that make your stomach hurt afterward, try to replace those excursions with food that makes your tummy happy.