When you think about spring cleaning, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably cleaning your room or house. Changing out your winter clothes for clothes that are more fitting for the warm weather. Now don’t get me wrong these things are essential in making your transition into spring and I definitely suggest. But kids, have you ever considered a mental cleansing in reference to spring cleaning. Riding yourself self of the winter blues and any negativity that was holding you back in the previous months.
Sometimes we get stuck in a rut and we don’t even notice it. There are things that are crippling us and holding us back but we’ve gotten so use to them that we do not acknowledge the negative affect that they are having on us. So kids (& cousins too), let’s commit to a mental spring cleansing. I think the first step would be to acknowledge the things that have been holding us back and or draining our positive energy. Once we can recognize these we can take the proper actions to get rid of these things that are essentially holding us back.
In the process of riding yourself of the negativity you also have to be active in protecting your peace. There are so many things that you can do to protect your peace and different things work for different people but here are some things I like to do to keep my peace.
1. Writing a list of things that I am thankful for.
You can write this list in the morning to start your day with a grateful heart or you can write this list when you feel some negativity trying to slip its ugly head in your day. Keep this list near by or maybe even on your phone and you ever start to feel down, give that list another look.
All the kids know how passionately I feel about meditation. It’s great for the body, mind, and soul. You can practice on your own, watch YouTube videos, or even take classes. It’s a great practice that’ll help you maintain your peace.
Just like my love for meditation, I love yoga. Connecting your body to your heart causes a synergy that is perfect for protecting your peace. I have previous post about yoga and you can also read about in my book I Don’t Belong to You.