6 Ways To Spring Clean Your Mind
It is that time of year again, where everyone frantically tries to organize their life by “Spring Cleaning”! Just the name, Spring Cleaning, already makes me anxious… Maybe the “Spring” implies I should be cleaning in beast mode! I don’t know about you, but I know by the time Spring comes around, it’s all I can do to get through my day without losing my mind! After a long winter of holidays, birthdays, busy work season, kid’s busy sports seasons & school events, the last thing you need is another giant task! How are we supposed to get ready for the summer? I know… Spring Clean Your Mind! Clearing out our minds from a busy winter will set us up for success and make Spring Cleaning a lot easier!
Check out this awesome article written by DR. JULIE HANKS, PHD, LCSW, SOCIAL HEALTHMAKER https://www.sharecare.com/health/emotional-health/article/6-ways-to-spring-clean-your-mind
How To Spring Clean Your Mind
1. Cultivate Quiet Time
Plan some alone time to take an internal inventory and identify what has been cluttering your heart and mind.
2. Jot It in a Journal
Putting pen to paper and identifying your thoughts and emotions helps clear out your emotional space, make emotions seem more manageable and gives you a different perspective.
3. Give Up a Grudge
Releasing your grip on a gripe can free up emotional energy that you can then invest in other, more positive areas of your life.
4. Offer an Apology
If you feel unsettled about something you’ve said or done to another person, offer a sincere apology to clear the air.
5. Forgive Your Faults
Often, it is easier to overlook other’s faults than it is to let go of your own shortcomings.
6. Tell Your Truth
A willingness to be emotionally honest with those we love can deepen our connections and allow our loved ones to offer support and encouragement to us.