As you clean out and refresh your home to prepare for the new season, it’s important to do the same for your mental health. Today, we’re sharing with you three ways you can prepare for an emotional spring cleaning this season.
1. Practice mindful reflection.
Mindful reflection can help you achieve the satisfaction and fulfillment of living a more intentional life. Start by reflecting on your thoughts and behaviors to identify the ones that make you feel good and those that don’t. By becoming aware of what’s serving you and what isn’t, you can adjust patterns of behaviors and thoughts to help you cultivate a positive mindset and let go of what’s been holding you back. Writing them down in a journal is a powerful tool to use for reflection and success in making a positive mindset shift.
Take a few moments to understand what thoughts hinder you from being your best self and figure out what you can do to change those. When dealing with negative thoughts, consider practicing positive affirmations like “I am deserving of the life I desire”, “I am one step closer to achieving my goals”, or others that will help you push back against limiting beliefs.
Mindful reflection is an incredibly valuable habit for improving your life and becoming the best version of yourself. As you continue to practice this habit, you’ll begin to find deeper self-awareness, unlock your inner strength, and stream more positivity into your life.
2. Establish a morning routine.
A morning routine helps to set the right tone for the day ahead, allows you to prioritize what you want your day to look like. An effective morning routine may include stretching, journaling, preparing a healthy breakfast, or anything else that helps you center yourself and start your day with a clearer headspace. Keep in mind that a morning routine should be specific to you, aligning with what works best for you.
To create your morning routine, consider the habits or actions that bring you satisfaction and joy. On the other hand, which ones make you feel overwhelmed or uninspired? If you identify any activities that have become obstacles in your path to well-being, try replacing them with uplifting activities that energize you and help you have brighter days. Whatever you decide to include, having a morning routine can be immensely beneficial as it means you’re proactively taking care of yourself each day and setting yourself up for success.
3. Spring clean your wardrobe.
As you clean out your space, don’t neglect your closet. So many of us are guilty of holding on to items that we’ve outgrown or don’t make us feel good. Look at the clothes in your closet and get rid of the ones you don’t like or wear or those that do not make you feel good. If you can’t get rid of them, consider switching clothing items with a friend or figuring out how to layer them with pieces you love. Most importantly, pay attention to the clothing that makes you feel like your best self when you wear them. Put those pieces in the front of your closet so that you’re not filled with dread and defeat every time you open your closet.
Emotional spring cleaning is all about getting rid of anything that’s no longer serving you so you can open yourself up to new possibilities this season – including your potential. By reflecting on your current situation and reconnecting with your values and strengths, you create space for new opportunities to come your way.
What habits will you incorporate into your emotional spring cleaning this season?