Spring Cleaning

Spring is here and for many of us that means it’s time for Spring Cleaning.  We go through our closets and toss what’s out of date or what no longer fits us;  we wash the winter grime from our windows;  we move the furniture to get to those dust bunnies,  and often find something we’d long been searching for.

But when was the last time you did some spring cleaning in your psyche?  The last time you took stock of your habits and relationships,  eliminating the ones that no longer served you well?  Can you remember when you last cleaned off the lenses through which you see the world,  thus enabling you to see things more clearly?   When was the last time you pushed aside the attitudes you take for granted (i.e. the heavy furniture of your life) and looked behind, to discover feelings you thought you’d lost?

We all need to take stock of our lives now and then.   Maybe it’s time to cut loose that relationship that sucks your productive and emotional energy.  Maybe it’s time to look at a situation from a new perspective, even for a little while,  if only to notice how things feel different.   Maybe by breaking routine and forcing you to approach daily situations from a new direction, you will discover emotions and strengths you haven’t felt in a long time.

Change doesn’t magically descend upon us.  We have to be willing to work at personal growth and change.    You can start today,  by doing a little personal spring cleaning.

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