“Spring cleaning isn’t just about sorting through things, and getting rid of clutter. It’s about taking stock of who you are. It’s a chance to redefine yourself, to change expectations, and to remember that it’s never too late to recapture who you were, or to aim for who you want to be.” -unknown
One positive thing about this current pandemic lockdown is the opportunity to do some Spring cleaning while we are all stuck at home. As my husband and I get deeper and deeper into our Spring cleaning – moving from one room to the other organizing drawers and cupboards, throwing unused items away, going through stacks of old papers, and eliminating clutter – I am finding that the further along we get in the process the more amazing its starting to feel. It’s as if we are lightening a load of disorganization that we have been carrying around with us for far too long.
It’s true for all of us – when our physical surroundings are disorganized, our lives feel disorganized and it’s hard to truly relax when surrounded by clutter.
The more we can clean and organize our physical space, the easier it is to clean and organize our internal lives. A clean home allows us to breathe freely…it brings a feeling of peace and calm…it allows us to turn our focus from the outward to the inward. The more room we have to breathe the easier it is to take stock of what it is we want for our lives and the more clearly we can recognize where we want to go from here.
This lockdown likely won’t last much longer so take advantage of the time we have left to get all your outward and inward Spring cleaning done. Recapture who you are. Look at where you want to go. Then set some goals for yourself that will take you there!
~Amy Rees Anderson (author of the newly released book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life” )