In personal development, we believe your external environment expresses your internal environment.
Therefore, by observing your external environment, you can identify your state of mind.
Do you like order, or are you a hoarder?
Spring cleaning is a popular activity that includes cleaning up, decluttering and organizing your home, usually after a long winter.
There is a difference between tidying up and spring cleaning.
Spring cleaning is an in-depth activity because the objective is to declutter, clean thoroughly, and refresh and renew your living space.
Most of us like to accumulate things over the years.
Perhaps you buy impulsively and enjoy surrounding yourself with beautiful things.
Accumulating material possessions can complicate our lives and create disorder, particularly if our living space is cluttered and disorganized. We might end up with a home full of clutter because we hold on to things for sentimental reasons and hesitate to get rid of items we no longer need.
The more I look at it, the more I realize that minimalism is valuable in some contexts.
Let me share the many ways spring cleaning impacts your life positively:
The first positive impact is on your physical health:
Spring cleaning gets you moving, and physical activity promotes the release of the feel-good hormones, endorphins. Another health benefit is having a home that is clean, organised, and free of dust.
The second positive impact is the mental benefits:
When you spring clean, you declutter, and as a result, you shift the energy in your home by creating more space and clarity. Consequently, clarity creates order and calmness in your mind.
You feel good knowing everything is in order and your living environment is clear. You no longer need to look at things you do not need anymore because you have the energy and courage to declutter.
Studies have shown that a clean and organized home can improve mental health and reduce stress and anxiety.
Indeed, it is challenging to focus on the tasks at hand and to relax and unwind in a chaotic physical environment.
The third positive impact is that spring cleaning encourages you to support good causes since you can give your useable and unwanted items to charities:
It feels great to know your donation of unwanted items can be valuable to those in need.
Letting go of things you no longer need has psychological benefits, simplifies your life and is liberating.
In addition, it amplifies order and clarity and increases your happiness. Just think about the sense of accomplishment and joy you will experience once you overcome procrastination and begin decluttering.
It feels good to let go…
Spring cleaning offers many benefits beyond having a clean and tidy home.
The same rule of feeling liberated applies to spring cleaning what is incomplete in your life.
It is time to spring clean your incompletes. This is the first benefit of spring cleaning beyond having a clean and tidy home.
Your incompletes are things you have started and have not completed yet.
- Do you have any incomplete in your life older than a year?
For example, it could be a course you started studying, a book you started writing or reading, an incomplete work of art or sorting out your children's baby clothes and toys.
If so, make a list of your incompletes because it is time to decide.
You have two options: either let go of your incompletes occupying your mind or set a new goal with a clear deadline to finish what you started.
It is up to you to decide. Make a list of any unfinished tasks over a year old, then decide if you should continue pursuing them or if it's better to let them go.
A second benefit of spring cleaning beyond having a clean and tidy home is spring cleaning your mind.
- What can help bring you peace of mind if you feel worried and anxious?
Be mindful of what you can control, in other words, the things you can do something about and the things beyond your control, like memories of the past.
Be mindful of your thoughts daily.
- Are they supportive of you and others or non-supportive?
Permit yourself to invite more peace into your life. This is a way of saying Yes! to Love.
A third benefit of spring cleaning beyond having a clean and tidy home is creating new habits.
- What new habit can you develop to maintain an organized and clutter-free home?
This exercise brings to mind the idea of surrounding yourself with only the things you love and need.
I would like you to consider this possibility:
- From your experience and as a result of spring cleaning, is this new habit worth considering?
And lastly, a fourth benefit of spring cleaning beyond just having a clean and tidy home is spring cleaning your life.
This year, I have met several friends who opted for a complete change in their lifestyle and a fresh start as part of their spring cleaning journey.
My friends exchanged their lives in the UK or the US for a fresh start in the sun, in places like Spain, Italy or Portugal.
They decided to simplify their lives in a big city like London to amplify a simpler life in the sun.
Spring cleaning is a beneficial practice that allows you to lighten up your load and create space for the new.
What about you?
What would you like to spring clean in your life and simplify so that you amplify order, clarity and happiness?
Key steps to accelerate your success:
- Reflect on the following: What would you like to spring clean in your life and simplify so that you amplify order, clarity and happiness?
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