SPRING-CLEAN YOUR LIFE
Isaiah 43:19King James Version (KJV)
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
Here is the opportunity to move things out of your life that has served its purpose and no longer serves us. You have an opportunity and a choice to clean out, dust of, and sort so you can be renewed – mind, body and spirit
Renew your mind
Many of us harbor negative emotions over time such as anger, jealousy and hatred; these emotions are not only take a lot of our energy, they can also be detrimental to your health and happiness. The truth is these feelings aren’t adding anything to your life and it maybe time let go of any negative emotions or blame or guilt you have been holding. Also, find an outlet to release any anxiety and stress, such as through yoga, exercise or counselling. Remember that worrying won’t change the future; it will only ruin the present.
Clean up your relationships
Often times we cling on to friendships and relationships that have expired, believing that quantity is more important than quality. However, if you are holding on to relationships that no longer make you feel good, it may be time to let them go. If you think that you maybe going through a rough patch them have a conversation with your “friend” so you can decide if its is really time to move on. If they have been bringing you down for a while and there’s no resolution in sight, it may be time to focus on those people who make you are helping you to become the best version of yourself.
Sort out your finances
When your finances are in a rut so is your mental state, if you want to start with a renewed and clear mind, one of the best things you can do is to get your finances in order. I know it may seem scary to assess your financial situation, ignoring it will only cause your worries to eat away at you and may even place you in worse situation later on. Put your big girl panties on and, if necessary, set yourself a budget for the next few months or so. Create a plan to cut down on anything that you don’t need to be splurging on, such as your weekly manicure or that fancy store-bought lunch.
Dust off your talents
When we were children we moved one activity to the next, from swimming classes to music lessons, yet as we get older we get so caught up with obligations and chores that we abandon the hobbies and interests we used to love. To add some fun back in to your life, try taking up an activity again that you used to enjoy or be good at. If you find that your passion is no longer there then move on to something else – there are so many new things, you are bound out find something you enjoy
Clear out your brain.
Make a promise to yourself, to spend anywhere from five to 15 minutes just chilling with your thoughts. Place your phone on silent, download a meditation app and turn your phone to Airplane mode to avoid getting distracted. We get so caught up staring at screens and often forget that we need to refocus. Take a walk minus technology or turn off your phone and go hang with the kids.
Jazz up your diet
First of all, remove the word “diet” from your vocabulary and try a new eating lifestyle. Expand your palate by going meatless for a meal or two and trying new vegetables or even juicing. Eliminate dairy a rest for a while and see how differently you feel. There’s so much more to eat beyond meat and potatoes.