”Embrace the now with awareness, and make room for new, uplifting intentions. Notice the birds singing, the trees blooming. The future is created in the present. ”
Spring cleaning your home, aka your mind & body, is an excellent way of getting rid of limiting beliefs and self-doubt, as well as negative thoughts that might hold you back from reaching your true potential. Below you’ll find my top tips for cleaning your home this spring.
Before you can start your spring cleaning you’ll have to become aware of what’s holding you back. Are you always comparing yourself to others? Not thinking you’re worthy of all the abundance that life has to offer? Do you have problems forgiving yourself for past behaviours? Do you have problems forgiving someone else? Or do you simply feed your mind with negative self-talk morning to evening?
Take your time to figure out what it is that you struggle with the most; the things you need to get rid of in order to blossom like an early spring day. This can be done through seeking solitude and writing down the habits/thoughts you want to release from your ”home”. These habits/thoughts are things that do not serve you in any way.
Let’s take an example: Let’s say you struggle with forgiving yourself because of past behaviours, actions and decisions. Deepak Chopra explains it effortlessly in his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success; ”Here’s the reality: good people can make bad choices. And bad choices don’t make a bad person… if you are willing to wholeheartedly own and accept a choice you’ve made, defenselessly without making any excuses, and if you believe in your heart of hearts that with everything you now know you would make a different choice today in that same situation, then you are worthy of forgiveness and entitled to forgive yourself.”
So in stead of holding on to energy-sucking-thoughts that you’re a bad person cause you’ve made bad decions in the past, make a conscious decision to release them, like throwing a rock far into the ocean. Watching it sink deeper and deeper, until it’s completely out of sight.
Breathe out the old, breathe in the new
When your mind is immersed in old thought systems you cant’ make room for new, more loving thoughts to enter. That’s why it’s so important that you once and for all clean out that garbage.
”Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
– Lao Tzu
A few things that have helped me clear my mind, and make space for improved thoughts to enter, is first and foremost meditation. However, there is plenty of other things that have benefited me greatly, for example being outside in nature, writing, listening to classical music, drinking enough water, eating plenty of whole foods and lots of greens. After a couple of days I’ve noticed remarkable improvements when it comes to my study technique. At the moment I’m reading a quite comprehensive book in psychology, and last evening I felt a sudden rush of knowledge sinking in. After many days of not having any idea what so ever what I was reading, I’m now starting to grasp the content. Finally! Clearing out thoughts like ”I’m stupid, I don’t understand this”, and comparison have made my mind feel much lighter, and therefore made it a lot easier for my brain to obtain new knowledge.
When accepting the present moment for what it is, and detaching from the future, you not only make room for new and fresh possibilities, but for creativity and freedom. It’s very common to seek security and certainty, but when taking a closer look it’s actually an attachment to the known, aka the past. There’s no room for evolution in a mindset like that, only stagnation. So while you’re spring cleaning your old thought systems you’re expanding and growing your mind, making space for new creative thoughts to enter. And remember, within uncertainty lies freedom, a limitless number of possibilities and imagination.
It’s spring, it’s time for you to come out of your shell, it’s time for you to expand and to bloom.