“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created Spring.”
– Bernard Williams
I honestly don’t have a favorite season. Each one brings something special. Summer is the time for family and vacations, pools and flip-flops, lemonade and cookouts. Fall is for sweaters and boots, chai lattes and long walks with crunching leaves. Winter slows us down. It brings holidays, hot chocolate, ice skating, snowball fights, and reading by the fire. Then, there’s Spring. Spring brings rain and flowers, perfect weather days, and hope and renewal.
Every season brings traditions and a common one that comes with Spring is Spring cleaning. Pulling everything out and wiping it down, getting the curtains cleaned, moving the furniture and finding that thing you lost or the toy the dog lost. While this is important and something I take very seriously (Scout hair can be found everywhere!), a process I’ve found just as vital is not just spring cleaning my house but spring cleaning my life.
Declutter. Make margins. Create room and space. Create in general.
Don’t know where to start? Here are the top 5 things I do to spring clean my life.
1. Clean out your phone
Delete unwanted pictures and upload pictures to save to the cloud, to the computer, to whatever
Uninstall apps you don’t use anymore
2. Deep dive into finances
Make a new budget or update your old one
Call the phone or cable company and see if there are any new deals
Take out a little cash to have some on hand, reorder checks should the odd time you need one comes up
Tighten things up, try to save more, and make sure that budget syncs up with the rest of your life
3. Get inspired
Create a playlist to serve as your new soundtrack
Spend time outdoors
Read a good book
Take a trip
Visit a museum
Create anything. It doesn’t have to be “good”.
Do something new
4. Move your body
Go on a hike
Follow a yoga video on Youtube (I love Yoga with Adrienne!)
Take your dog for a walk
Go rock climbing
Take a class
Try something new, challenge your body
5. Do something nice for your loved ones or for strangers!
Offer to lend a hand on a project
Volunteer at a local organization
Watch your friend’s kids so they can have a night to themselves
Cook dinner for your friends
Happy cleaning my friends,
Now you tell me! How do you like to spring clean your life? | Tell me in the comments below
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