Spring is usually the time of the year in which you look to get a fresh start. There is something about the blossoming trees and flowers which brings a sense of renewal. Spring cleaning is a popular term because this is the time of year in which you clear your homes, yards and closets of unwanted clutter. The end result is that you feel better in your living space and more settled.
But, what if I told you there might be a way to apply the same concept of spring cleaning to your life as well? You may not realize it, but de-cluttering your life is valuable, too. It can be a way to reboot and refresh your mental mindset so that you feel better overall.
Are you curious as to how you can spring clean your life? Here are 5 ways to get started right now:
1. Get rid of toxic relationships.
Sometimes you have relationships that you just don’t need anymore. You know who they are. They may be that friend or relative who calls you and you cringe as you debate whether you should take their phone call or not. Or, they could be that friend who always tells you in painstaking detail every bad thing that is happening to them each and every time you speak with them. They are just in a negative zone 99% of the time.
Here is a way to clear out these toxic relationships. Let them go, like right now! The sooner you remove the person who takes up negative space in your life, the sooner you can have someone who adds positive energy in your life.
2. Find a hobby that you enjoy.
As you get older, there may have been hobbies you really enjoyed doing, but may have put on the back burner to raise your family, take care of an ailing parent, or just due to your hectic work schedule.
Carve out some time for fun. Hard work and no play makes for a dull and stressed out life. Pick up that dance class, hiking expedition, gardening, or sports activity that used to make you feel happy. If that particular activity ends up being something that bores you at this point, move on to the next hobby until you find something you enjoy. The point is to carve out time for something that you find relaxing and enjoyable.