Spring has begun! Yay! Time to start deep cleaning the house right? Yes you should! I have decided to extend my spring cleaning process to my life. It’s so good you will feel refreshed and energized.
1. Evaluate your current schedule.
How are you spending your time? I will admit that I mostly waste a lot of my valuable time doing the wrong things. It’s a good idea to jot down every thing down that you do in a week or even a day and how much time you spend on it. This will help you to see where you are wasting time, what you can cut back on and how to make room for more valuable/productive activities.
2. Get your finances in order.
So I had a head start on this earlier in the year but try to get on top of your finances for spring. It can be a scary process if you are assessing your spending and saving habits. I have been able to cut back on a lot of unnecessary spending and have almost paid off my debts. So set up a budget and try to stick to it for the next few months. One way that I have cut back and have actually saved about $50 a week is that if have been bringing my own food to work for lunch instead of impulse buying junk food because I am on my break and feeling very hungry. Also I have stopped buying take away on my way home from work. Now I am wondering why I didn't start saving sooner when I see how much I have saved in just a few months!
3. Change up your diet.
We tend to eat the same dinners on the same night every week with not much change. I used to reach for the same breakfast and lunch items almost every day. Why not re-inspire your tastebuds by experimenting with food and new recipes? Use the warmer weather in spring as an excuse to eat lighter and to try to break some bad food habits that you may have. I know I’m certainly not the healthiest of eaters but aim for some balance, sure have some junk food but make sure you follow it up with some healthier meals as well. You will feel better and have more energy to enjoy all that spring can offer.
4. Clear your mind.
Something about spring makes everyone happier and at work we noticed a definite change in how our customers are feeling and acting. So why not take your happiness for spring to the next level? Make an effort to take some time to clear your thoughts and to relax; let go of a grudge, all that negative energy will ultimately hurt you in the end. Once you let go you will find that you feel 100x better. Lastly be more honest with your emotions to yourself and those around you. These steps will help you clear your mind and make you happier.
5. Clean up your online presence/social media
This could be a whole post itself, but since social media is a big part of most our lives I thought I'd mention this as well. Here are some ideas: change your passwords to improve your online security, try making a more secure password that you can use on several of your social media platforms; refreshen the look of your blog, facebook and twitter, you can update your profile pictures, backgrounds and your bio; maybe even declutter your newsfeed by unliking pages that aren’t relevant to you anymore.
I hope you have enjoyed these tips and are enjoying the spring weather … that is if you live in the Southern Hemisphere like me! Let me know what you enjoy doing in spring. Do you have any other ideas for spring cleaning your life?