April is dedicated to beginnings.
“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.”
Even though the Spring Equinox is in March, a least where I am, it does not start to feel like spring until May. Now is when a real sense of coming to life and blooming starts to happen!
When the weather is warming up and the winter layers are coming off our thoughts turn to the world outside – spending time outside, how we look outside, projects on our homes, in our yards. We become more social, more active, and more outward.
The term spring-cleaning relates to not just our home, but also our attitudes, our plans for the future and our outlook on life. As our life unfolds our vision of the future shifts and changes and it is important to take the time to clear away what is outdated, out grown or simply no use to us anymore.
Here are a few reasons this is so important:
- The process makes room for more appropriate things in our life, be it an object or opportunities.
- Feels good
- Strengthens your resolve to keep achieving important goals and to be mindful of what you have and are grateful for
- Keeps your “house in order”
- Reveals issues or potential issues before they’re problems
I am one of the few that really enjoys cleaning and organizing; and I realize that most people do not relish this process, but keep in mind that even though it is most often physical and hard work – you cannot deny how good it feels to have your world clean, organized and ready for new and amazing opportunities.
“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
What needs to be done to make room for the new in your life?
What can be cleaned up?