It’s the most wonderful time of the year to do spring cleaning! It may sound like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Read on to discover 7 Effortless Ways to Spring Clean Your Life.
1. Do one new thing a week.
Months ago a friend asked if me I was happy and why. I told him yes and because I’m always doing something I enjoy. To help him on his path towards happiness, I suggested that he try something new each week. That new thing can be trying a new dish or simply driving a different way home.
2. Pinterest Vision Board
You may have done a vision board in January. If so, take a second look at it and ascertain if what you put on that board still resonates with you; after all, it’s been three months. Create a vision board on Pinterest and set it to private. Look at your pins every day and envision how that picture factors into your life.
3. Focus on what you need to get rid of once and for all.
Here’s what I tell myself, “I just have to take it to the cleaners. I’ll just lose some weight. It shrunk a little but I can still fit it. I may use that again one day.” What really happens is that three years go by and I don’t take that article of clothing to the cleaners, those pants still don’t fit, I’m uncomfortable wearing that shrunken shirt, and I don’t use it again one day. Just throw it in the trash or quickly donate it. Don’t think about it, just do it.
4. Start saying yes to yourself and follow through
As long as you are being proactive, and not just busy, you are making strides. Sometimes, it’s hard
5. Re-evaluate your expenses.
You’ll be surprised how much money you spend on unaccounted for expenses. I created an excel spreadsheet of my expenses that I update on the regular. I recently discovered that I spent roughly $50 on Starbucks food and drink in less than two weeks. I discovered that because I have the Starbucks app. I’m more conscious now of how much money I spend at Starbucks.
6. Plan that vacay.
Just do it. Save some money. Consistently check the exchange rates. Go to Groupon and go on vacation.
7. Delegate. Delegate. Delegate.
Whether you use the barter system, pay someone, or just ask for a favor, you can’t do everything all the time. Being burnt out is not a badge of honor. It’s a silly sacrifice. If you don’t know anyone personally who can help you, you can ask in a Facebook group, go to Yelp (That’s how I found my amazing orthodontist. Read about it here.), or do a Google search. Afterward, interview people to see if they are a right fit for you.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- It’s not easy but it’s worth it. Spring cleaning is emotional. You’re letting go of something that you may have an emotional attachment to but somethings need to be let go. Look at it like this, if that shirt doesn’t fit right anymore but you’re still wearing it, you’re telling the universe that you’re okay with settling.
- Spring cleaning can be fun. Recruit some help. Grab a few bottles of Rosé and ask your girlfriend to help you clean.
- Sell your oldies via an app. There are many apps you can use to sell your clothes and other stuff. Why not make a few bucks in the process.
- You’ll feel great afterward. It’ll be as if you released the very things that were holding you down and delaying your growth.
What do you think? Are you ready to Spring Clean Your life? Tell me in the comments below.
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