Is it time to Spring Clean your mind?
Spring is here! And with it comes new beginnings.
What new beginning would you like in your life?
What would you change?
How do you want your life to be different?
Your dreams can come true – as long as you’re ready to spring clean your mind.
Just like your home – your mind can get chaotic with too much stuff! The clutter in your mind includes old ideas, old attitudes, old conversations, old dreams, old hurts and old habits.
Are any of these thoughts actually benefiting you now?
How do you spring clean your mind?
It all begins with choosing to purse a happier lifestyle that benefits both you and your loved ones. It means that you will need to be willing to get rid of anything that no longer works for you. When you let go of the old you are making room for new and exciting opportunities and challenges.
Your mental spring cleaning will require both a conscious choice and dedicated effort on your part.
The first step is to get rid of the weeds you’ve allowed to grow in your mind. Weeds consist of self-limiting beliefs, hanging onto your past and negative emotions. These thought patterns will only lead to more of the same. If you want your life to be different – It’s imperative that you change your thought patterns.
Why are you hanging onto the past?
You could be hanging on to positive or negative memories. Put the past in the past. It is gone. You cannot relive it.
- Clear out the self-doubt. You are worthy of achieving any of the dreams and goals that you have.
- Clean out the blame in your life. Blame is just an excuse for you not to take responsibility for your own life.
- Clean out the anger, hatred and jealousy. It serves no purpose. It does not harm anyone but you. Let it go.
- Throw away impatience and replace it with patience. Remember patience is a habit. Good things will come to you in the right times. Don’t try to rush them.
- Show love and kindness to everyone – even those that have hurt you in the past. Forgiveness washes your mind clear and allows love to flow.
- Stop procrastinating. All it does is set you up to be frustrated and scrambling around while playing “catch up”.
- Laugh! The world can be difficult and scary at times – Find humor in it. Laugh out loud a few times every day – even if you don’t feel like it.
- Maintain a positive attitude. You may not have control over situations or other people – but you can control your reaction and your attitude towards them.
- Count your blessings. Begin each day being grateful for all that you have and carry your grateful heart with you throughout the day.
- Make a list of at least 10 of your dreams. When stress starts to creep in, refocus your mind and energy on your dreams.
You only have a certain amount of space in your heart and in your mind. When you spend your time thinking, doing and reacting to things in the past, planning for and worrying about the future, you are not focusing on the present.
Live in the present.
Don’t miss out on your wonderful life by reliving yesterday or dreaming about tomorrow.