With Spring in season, it’s easy to get lost in cleaning the physical parts of your life. There’s lots of decluttering and changes to be made. But it’s also a good idea to spring clean your life. Clean your life of all the things that feel like a weight on your shoulders.
We all have people in our lives that bring little value and little joy. Those people who no matter how much we give, are selfish and can’t seem to get out of their own heads. It’s ok that they’re like that but if they cause you stress and you feel it’s a duty to hang out with them, it’s ok to let them go. There’s nothing wrong with letting a friendship fade out. There’s no need for a big stand off, unless there are some deeper issues that you want to clarify. But what’s important is that most people who are toxic will very rarely admit they have any fault so whilst it might seem like a good idea to have a confrontation, most of the time it won’t achieve anything.
Spring is a good time to deal with any of your emotional/mental issues. Whether it’s seeking out someone to speak to or working through it on your own, it’s a good time to deal with those issues head on and work out ways to either resolve them or come up with solutions to help you accept them and move on.
Time to get your debts under control. There are so many resources available for free to help you get debt under control. Whilst it’d be great to be able to make a grand gesture in ridding yourself of debt, even starting with an extra $20 a month of repayments will help you get there faster. Look at your budget and if you don’t have one create one. Track your expenses and see if/where you can skimp and put more money into your debts.
As with the above, start saving if you haven’t already. Again start with $20 a month if you need to. Most work places will have the capability to pay you into a couple of bank accounts so set yourself up to have x amount sent straight to a savings account, that way you won’t even miss it and you’ll be saving without really trying.
Go through your social media and emails. Unsubscribe or unfollow anything that no longer interests you. These could be newsletter subscriptions, blogs you don’t read or even people. Go through your email inbox and delete anything you don’t need anymore or file away the important stuff. Then go through your folders and do the same. If you have multiple email accounts, think about whether you really need all of them.
Focus on your health. Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you feeling lethargic? Do you need help to gain control over your health? Again, there are a number of free resources available to help you in any aspect. Use this time to find yourself a good doctor – I can’t begin to tell you how invaluable a good doctor is. Find yourself a dietitian or nutritionist if you need someone to help you wade through the multitude of information available. If you don’t already, start finding ways to practice self care however you see best.
It doesn’t actually matter when you start doing these things, it’s important that you start.