Spring Cleaning for Your Life

While I was looking outside, watching the Spring snow fall in the first days of spring brought to my mind spring cleaning. Not spring cleaning for material possessions but getting my life in order. Sort of like what we would think we do for New Years resolutions but something we will actually do.

Letting go of things that keep us down, keep us from moving forward. Being thankful for what we have and what we’ve completed. Looking at the excesses and their places in our lives. The meaning behind what we have and what we carry with us and why.

Looking outside, watching the snow fall in the first days of spring brought to my mind spring cleaning. Not spring cleaning for material possessions, though that’s important too, but getting my life in order. Sort of like what we would think we do for New Years resolutions but something we will actually do.

I look around and wonder why I have so many things going on. I used to accept that I had a lot going on because that’s how I thought life was supposed to be. Yet, does it have to be that way? I don’t think so. I think this is an opportunity to see what I’m doing and evaluate whether or not I need to be doing that action.

This also applies to material possessions. Instead of reorganizing possessions, we should try to evaluate them and see if we need them. When was the last time I used it? Why do I have this? If this is seasonal, can I store it in a location that won’t pile up? These are the things I ask myself when I walk around my home and look at the things I own. If I can’t justify owning it, then I donate it.

Final thought

This is a good opportunity to take stock of our lives, to see what we’re doing, why we’re doing it and what we’re using. When I decide to get rid of something or stop doing an action, I don’t think that I’m losing something but gaining time and freedom to focus on things that are more important.