Spring is in the air and now is the time that many households will fill up their mop buckets, pull out their feather dusters, and perform their annual spring deep cleaning rituals. And while there are few things as satisfying as having your home look, feel, and smell fresh, this season is also the perfect time to evaluate your life and clean up any loose ends.
Clean Up Personal Relationships
With the busy holiday season and unpredictable winter weather conditions, it can be easy to neglect friendships or avoid making plans that require you to leave the house. Spring is a great time to get back in touch and make those friendships a priority again. It’s also the perfect time to evaluate the relationships in your life that may be toxic or unfulfilling and remove them. Toxic relationships can drag you down, whether you see that immediately or not, and this is the season to focus on you and your growth!
Straighten Out Finances
The holidays can leave many with financial burdens and if they are not straightened out periodically, they can get out of hand and turn into a seemingly-impossible problem with no solution. With tax season right around the corner, sit down and go over your financial state. Review your expenses and look for ways to cut back or budget yourself if you feel you are spending too much. Some ways to start budgeting include eating out less, planning free family activities, and canceling unused subscriptions. Don’t put off getting back on track with your finances. The stress of financial problems can have a negative impact on your mental health and relationships.
Declutter Your Schedule
It’s ok to say “no.” As we get older and take on more responsibilities, we may feel obligated to say “yes” to every opportunity or invite that comes our way, but sometimes we just need a break to focus on ourselves and that’s ok too. Spring clean your schedule so you don’t get burnt out before summer even begins.
Refresh Your Mental Health
The long, dark, cold months can really put a damper on your mental health. Plus, lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet can negatively impact your mood even more. Make your mental health a priority. Detox unhealthy habits, find the root of your stresses, practice positive thinking, and make time for activities you enjoy. Spending time being active outdoors and adopting a healthy diet has proven to work in boosting moods. But if these tips are still proven unsuccessful in helping you feel like yourself again, a hormonal imbalance may be to blame. Our team at Renewed Vitality can help!
Organize Your Work Space
You’ve taken care of spring cleaning your home, but don’t ignore your work spaces either. If you don’t currently have an organization system, invest in one and go through important paperwork and supplies and work on organizing your digital space as well. Take time to delete old emails, remove unused contacts, backup important photos or files, and clean up your social media accounts.
Freshen Up Your Routine
It’s normal human behavior to find comfort in setting a routine and sticking to it daily, but there can be unexpected joy in varying it up and adopting a new behavior every day. Whether it’s trying a new recipe, taking a new way home from work, or going to the gym, you may be surprised to find a new, better way of doing things. If winter had you feeling bored and unfulfilled with a constant routine, spring is the season for change, new beginnings, and growth!
Spring Into Action
We covered a few of the basic aspects of life that could use a cleaning up this spring (along with your home), but we’re sure you could find even more. Take it one step at a time and focus on one area to improve to start. Trying to change all areas at once can feel overwhelming and discourage you from working toward your goal. Just as the flowers will soon begin to bloom, this is your season to grow as well.