Clear out the Old to make Room for the New!Mar 01, 2023
Springtime is associated with new beginnings and transformation. After the winter season, trees have lost their leaves, the snow has melted, and temperatures have risen. This provides the right environment for trees, plants, and flowers to bud, bloom, and grow.
Springtime is also an excellent time to do spring cleaning in our homes. It’s easy to accumulate a lot of "stuff" that we don't use, need, or want. Our closets, drawers, garages, files, and other nooks and crannies can often get unorganized and overflowing with the sheer volume of “stuff” that we bring in and then hold on to. Consider it an opportunity to eliminate what no longer serves us and make room for the new things we want to let in!
A cluttered home can also contribute to stress, anxiety, and feeling overwhelmed. Being in this emotional place can keep us stuck, thus preventing the new things we want from flowing into our lives. We just can’t make room for anything else because we are filled to overflowing with stuff (and not in a good way!)
So, during this season, consider taking time to start clearing out things you no longer use. That can include clothing, shoes, furniture, tools, decorations, or food in your pantry. There is something cathartic about giving things away, especially to someone who needs them and can use them well.
Don’t worry…you don't have to do all of this simultaneously, as that can clearly be overwhelming. Pick just one room or closet at a time and dedicate one hour a week to cleaning it out. You might be surprised how much you can do with one uninterrupted hour of focus.
Letting go of unneeded or unused things can make you feel lighter, more clearheaded, and more relaxed. Studies show that people experience a significant decrease in the stress hormone cortisol when items are removed.
You can allow more wanted things into our lives when you are in this aligned emotional and mental place (the Green Zone). This doesn't just mean more new stuff, but might also include inspired ideas, relationships, and opportunities.
Take time to clear out and allow yourself to spring into exciting and fulfilling new adventures!
With Love and Joy,
The Neuroshifts Family