I know, I know, you all want to know where I have been for a month. My only excuse is that life happens. This last month I needed a break from blogging to get clarity, spend time on other areas of my life, and just take some time off. I must say that the last few weeks have been truly refreshing. I spent a week in Florida for work, and I was able to find some time to relax, and get a renewed perspective on my life/work. The week away re-energized me and motivated me to see the value in what I do.
Today’s blog post is about adjusting your life to the current season, and finding ways to Spring Clean your Life. You might be thinking that I mean re-organizing everything in your house, and while that is included, it is not the only way to Spring Clean. Spring is a great reminder of starting over. The plants that were dormant during winter have a new season to blossom, be fruitful, and grow beyond where their were last year. Spring is reminder to start fresh. If for any reason you feel discouraged about anything in your life, take the opportunity to start over. Re-evaluate your life, and determine what you want your priorities to be for the remainder of the year.
Spring is a beautiful time of year. The flowers and trees are vibrant with color, and the warmth of sunlight rejuvenates your soul. Spring is a great time of year to be creative. There are many projects that you put off through the winter, because it was too cold, or you just didn’t feel like it. Spring is a perfect opportunity to come up with new ideas, and express yourself in a creative way. Dust off those old projects you’ve been neglecting, and create something.
Now for the cleaning part. Get organized. In our house, there are certain areas that tend to acquire miscellaneous stuff. If you come over, you would never know it, because we keep our miscellaneous items in hard to find places. There are two areas that I know need some attention, and for me nothing helps me feel more renewed than organizing. Spring is a perfect time of year to get organized. Donate items that you don’t use, throw away or recycle items that simply collect dust all year round. Sell items on ebay or craigslist that will be ancient by the time they are used again (I have an old TV that I told my wife I was saving for my future teenage child).
These suggestions could apply to any area of your life, but they can definitely be applicable to your finances. This week I encourage you to find time to start fresh, be creative, or get organized. Don’t try and do everything at once, but maybe select one to focus on and put it into practice this week.