Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. It is a time when animals come out of hibernation, and life is evident all around us. Trees and flowers are in full bloom. Bees and butterflies dance on flowers and blossoms. Babies of all different species of animals and birds are born. It is a lovely reminder of how beautiful life and growth can be.
Spring is also a time of pruning and de-cluttering. It is a time when we can let go of what no longer serves us in order to make space for something new. Like pruning a rose bush, by getting rid of old stuff, we can make way for new growth to occur.
Here are a few tips for de-cluttering:
- De-clutter your space. Get rid of possessions that you don’t use or that don’t bring you joy. Organize your home and office. Take a deep breath and enjoy the space that you created. Be very selective about what you allow back into the space, or just let the space be.
- De-clutter your mind. Take note of thoughts and/or beliefs that are present in your mind. Release any old thoughts that are not serving you. Embrace new thoughts, scripture, or mantras that support your healing and growth. Give meditation at try to help keep the mind focused and clear.
- De-clutter your heart. Check in with your emotions. Let go of any fear, guilt, or shame that resides in your heart. Practice self-acceptance, and be kind and compassionate to yourself. Embrace forgiveness of yourself and others. Allow unconditional love to flow in and out freely.
- De-clutter your body. Our spine and joints can get very compressed and our soft tissues can get very tight from the force of gravity and stress on the body. Create space in the body by practicing pranayama (controlled breathing) and through stretching or yoga. This will help you to breathe and move more easily, and has countless other health benefits as well.
When we de-clutter and clear out old stuff – whether it be in our home, mind, heart, or body – it is amazing what can and will flow into the space that is created! This also helps to facilitate healing and growth, and enables us to be the best version of ourselves possible.