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5 Steps to Spring Cleaning Your Life

Spring Cleaning

5 Ways To De-Clutter Your Life
It has come to my recent attention that some of us have a small problem with not letting go. This article here is your step-by-step guide to understanding the feng shui that can remove that lump of anxiety that has been living in your chest!
5. Routine.
Having a set schedule that gets you out of bed on time for work is great. Even knowing what days you’re going to hit the gym or being an expert menu maker for the family sets you on track for success. Routines are perfect for having some stability in our life but, do not get so stuck in your routine that you become afraid of change.
It’s great to switch things up. When you hit the gym this week, try a new class. Take a new route on your way to work. Make Taco Tuesday’s dinner out of ground turkey instead of ground beef. That’s right, I went there! Go WILD! Add guacamole!
Let go of monotony!
4. People.
What would life be without people to share it with? My whole world has always revolved around family and those friends who might as well be family. They pour good into us and mould us into the people we are. I have many handprints forever on my heart.
Sometimes, it’s the people we love the most who bruise us the hardest. One of the toughest lessons I am still trying to learn is that no one can hurt me unless I give them the opportunity. Let go of the hurt and resentment. Work on forgiving them. Also have the wisdom to know that they may or may not ever forgive you and that’s ok. Sometimes, the best thing you can do for the ones you love, is to let them go so you can both grow and know that they will always have a handprint in shaping your life. Every relationship has lessons to be learned. Sometimes, you might even find your way back to each other, stronger than ever before.
Let go of unhealthy relationships.
3. Speak Up
I’m a, ‘yes person,’ a, ‘people pleaser,’ I like to give everything I have to other people. Everything from time to presents to money. Sometimes, I don’t always think it through; it has become second nature. Even if my mind says, “you can’t afford this,” my heart sends this signal to my hands and mouth and I empty my pockets and agree to whatever is requested. It is even a little robotic sometimes.
It’s important take control. If your mind and your heart do not agree, say something. It’s ok to say no to things that will negatively effect you. If you don’t have time in your schedule to sleep or gas in your car to drive someone or money in your account to treat someone for dinner, don’t let your inner robotic yes person force you into it! Any true friend or loving family member will understand and support you. Anyone who doesn’t understand maybe needs some time to go and grow. Forgive them anyway.
Let go of obligation.
2. Something New
There’s safety in sticking to what we know but, there’s exhilaration in exploring the unknown. It might seem to add to your anxiety when you step out of your comfort zone but, in reality you’re creating a larger comfort zone. Once you’ve accomplished a small feat, you’re well on your way to bigger ones. Set goals and don’t be afraid to fail. Life is about the journey not the destination (we don’t even know what that is until we’re there).
Let go of your fear of the unknown
1. De-Clutter
For realsies. Go through you’re heaping clothing drawers and give away what you haven’t worn in a coons age. Dust off that Knick Knack shelf and finally get around to whatever is hiding under your bed or in the closet that you shoved in there 5 minutes before the dinner party you hosted so that it wouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb to your guests. Open a window and let the sun shine in and the old air get out!
Having a clean office and a clean home is not just eye therapy.. It’s soul therapy. It’s like one more thing checked off your to-do. It feels good to accomplish a big clean. You can even find a few dollars shoved in the couch and re-arrange the furniture for a change of pace.
Let go of mess.
There you have it, 5 steps to a healthier you. Your how-to guide on Spring Cleaning your life! Steps might be simple to think up and simple to put in words, turning them into actions is a little harder. Don’t give up. In the wise words of my girl, Audrey Hepburn, “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m Possible'”.

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