Spring Clean Your Life
Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: David Seddon MA, BA, Accred - helping couples and individuals to a better life
13th March, 20120 Comments
There are many, many ways to Spring Clean Your Life. The main thing is to make a positive change – evolution rather than revolution. Let Spring help you feel that you are onto something new. Here are just a few pointers to start you off and inspire you to add more ideas of your own.
Clean out anger - especially anger with yourself. If you need to say sorry to someone, do it and then move on. Maybe they hurt you, but you’re probably hurting yourself a lot more now by holding on to it. One good way of releasing anger, which most people find tremendously energising and releasing, is to thump a pillow. Find a time that you can be on your own and really let go at it. Nothing holds back your joy like anger and resentment, so let it go...
Make a Small Dietary Change – is there a particularly unhealthy food or drink that you indulge in too much? Try cutting it out and see what a difference that can make to your life.
Clear your schedule – Are you one of these people who does too much? It seems that you can join most of the world in that one. How would it feel to create a space in your week that was just for you? It can be just a couple of hours, or it can be an evening. It’s not easy, but it can be done and it will give you a spring in your step.
Clean up your time with friends - we all have people in our lives who wear us down or expect too much of us. Spend more time with people you can relax, connect and be happy with. Don’t wait for them to contact you. Contact them today and arrange it.
Enjoy being you. Don’t feel guilty for your pleasures and fun. If you like to go for a walk and are made to feel guilty about it, don’t let it stop you anymore. I am not suggesting that you become selfish overnight, but it would be good to do a bit more of what you fancy in the Spring. You are only alive once and Spring is a reminder of how it’s good to take your joys when you can.
Find a new hobby or take up an old one with renewed vigour. Try to make this a change from the normal. If you normally do things to exercise your mind, try your body and vice-versa. If you’ve always wanted to go to Yoga, take up golf, learn the piano or become a salsa god or goddess, now’s your chance.
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