In part 1 of this series, I talked about the things I’m doing to spring clean my body. Autumn & winter are the months where we hibernate, slow down, and eat heavier foods to stay warm. Spring is the perfect time to pick up the pace, peel off the layers, and become lighter in body, mind and spirit.
The past 6 months I’ve definitely been hibernating, but not because of the weather. I’ve been studying 3 incredible courses – The Bright-Eyed & Blog-Hearted blogging course, The Beautiful You Life Coaching Course, and the C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 course. My mind has definitely been overstimulated (in a good way!).
As I come to an end with them all, the following 6 months is going to be about implementation. However, right now I feel tired. Creatively wiped out. Stagnant. That’s why I feel it’s a perfect time for me to spring clean my mind! Perhaps your mind needs a bit of spring cleaning so you can enter the following stage in your life feeling creative, inspired and lighter?
Spring Clean Your Mind
// The first thing I’ve been doing daily, is meditating. I wrote about this a couple of weeks ago. This is a very powerful tool to practice to quieten your busy mind, reduce stress and increase creativity & productivity.
// I’ve been journalling more – this is brilliant for creating more space in your mind. Because I have so much going on, I’m finding that I’m thinking way more. Through journalling, I’m able to dump all my thoughts, good or bad, and free up some space for creativity.
// I’m spring cleaning my office and wardrobe! This really is wonderful for decluttering your mind. I don’t know about you, but having a cluttered office or heaps of old clothing that never gets worn anymore, really bothers me! I feel so much lighter since doing this
// I’m saying ‘no’ a bit more…to my ego. I’m definitely guilty of taking on several projects at once because I have a thirst to learn (and because my ego doesn’t want to ‘miss out’ on anything). Whilst it’s great to have goals and ambition, and to have your fingers in a few different pies, the problem is you may spread yourself too thin…and this can lead to overwhelm, procrastination and burn out. This is a big challenge for me. The first thing I’m going to start with is saying no to more courses for at least 6 months! Reckon I can do it? 😉
Some other helpful tips:
- Delete all social media apps off your phone, even if it’s just for a month
- Check emails & facebook twice a day only
- If you’re a blogger, plan & schedule your posts one day a week instead of coming up with ideas daily
- Practice living in the moment more & being present
- Close your eyes and visualise what your heart desires at least twice a day
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