Spring Cleaning for the Soul
March 14, 2016
Let’s bloom — beautifully — into spring.
The winter blues are quickly fading as my favorite time of year rolls in.
Spring. The season of new life. Little birds hatching with blurry eyes, fresh buds bursting through the soil, seeking the sun. A perfect time to cleanse our souls, and grow along the wildflowers.
I’m a lover of cleaning. It’s silly. A clean home is a happy home. I’m entering spring with the same mindset. A clean soul is a happy soul. I’m taking things step by step, in the same routine that is taken when I’m scrubbing my home to happiness. This means purging the bad, and replacing it with good.
Lay It All Out. Before tackling the abode, I typically take a step back and look at what needs work. With spring approaching, I’m recreating the same visual within my internal self. What corners in my life need cleaned up? Where do I feel messy, overwhelmed, dirty? I’m sitting quietly in my room, on the floor, and I see it all. I see issues that have been taking a toll on me mentally and declutter them. I sort through all of the bad that sits within relationships, finances, deadlines, goals, and health.
Look Up. Cleaning can be tough work. Especially when I’m sorting through tough areas in my life. Reminding myself to look up helps me from getting down on myself throughout the process. I’m getting rid of all the “stuff” that I don’t need, and letting it go. Everything is always going to be ok.
Open New Doors. The closets in my mind are now cleaned out. I’ve addressed the bad and now get to welcome all of the good. It’s time need to open new doors, visualize the opportunities that are ahead of me, and be up for whatever comes my way.
Breathe. This is the fun part — I get to enjoy my life. I have a fresh start. I got rid of all the yuck that has been weighing me down, and now have a chance to relax. My chalkboard has been wiped clean. Whatever story I choose to write for myself is in my hands.
I’m heading into spring like a bud. I’m refreshed, and ready to grow. My roots run deep, keeping me grounded. I’m going to bloom into something beautiful. I hope y’all take the time to clean your soul and join me. What soul cleansing tips do you have? How are you getting ready for your fresh start? Let me know in the comments!