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How’s your thought life right now, are you clear and focused?
Is your mind flourishing on positivity? Are you mentally rested and refreshed for a new season of growth?
What about your mindset? How’s your attitude?
(I know, that’s a lot of questions.)
Springtime is here, the season of growth and it’s time to shed your winter mindset.
Winter mindset, what’s that?
We all get sluggish in the winter months, it’s only natural. To everything, there is a season and these last few months are a time to rest, restore and recoup. It’s so easy to grow complacent after staying cozy and comfortable while it’s cold out.
A few months have passed and the high of the new year and the possibilities that it holds have worn off. Maybe you’ve forgotten about the goals, resolutions, and intentions that you whispered to yourself at midnight on Jan 1.
Or maybe you’ve been hibernating on a routine of Netflix and “not nows.” Perhaps the last few months have you feeling defeated or you’ve given up entirely on this being your best year yet.
No matter what your reasons or what your winter has been like, let me ring the alarm for you and tell you that it is time to wake up and cast off your winter skin and the mindset that goes along with it.
It is time to spring clean your mind and jumpstart your life.
Make Spring Time, Your Time
The seasons are changing and all of life in a time of transition. Are you?
Just take a moment and look around you. Seriously, go to your window and take it all in. The snow is melting, the sun is shining, animals are popping up of their slumber or time away, life is literally sprouting everywhere you look.
The pace of growth is gaining momentum every single day. But are you?
Your mind is a garden that is often left untended during the winter months.
But now is the time for you to plant the seeds of habit and routine that will grow into your pathways to success in the coming months.
Spring is the season for clearing and committing your mind.
Right now, it is your best chance to set yourself up and jump-start your life.
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“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis
Every success first starts in the mind.
So, let’s get started.
Spring Clean the Garden that is Your Mind
You’ve probably already started spring cleaning every other area of your physical life: cleaning your closet, decluttering your home, freshening up your wardrobe and maybe even working on your body with a detox, cleanse or new workout routine.
You’re also already preparing your finances for tax season, everything should be in order (if you haven’t, you should get on that).
But, what about your mind and mental life?
What are you doing to cleanse and refresh this vital area of your life?
Just like spring cleaning in your physical life benefits you in the months ahead, spring cleaning your mind produces similar results in your mental life.
I know that I’ve gotten a bit lazy with my mind in the last few months of winter by just letting things slide or get to me. BUT, there’s something about the spark of spring that has me searching for ways to clear my mind and refocus.
I don’t know about you, but I am ready for unprecedented growth in my life this spring and beyond.
Think of your mind as a garden from which everything, from your happiness to your success, grows.
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Spring Cleaning Your Mind is a Time to:
#1. Organize your ideas and your dreams that have been running wild in your mind and heart.
What are your dreams?
What are your ideas for the future?
Write them down, catch and capture them.
Take them seriously by committing them to paper or document. Your ideas and dreams are your vision for your garden, a bountiful place filled with beautiful things for you.
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#2. Check up on your fears and excuses that you have submitted to.
We all have fears and favorite excuses for not taking action or for never trying. What are yours? What’s your go-to excuse? Not enough time, not now, not enough money? You need to know them so you can overcome them.
Your fears and excuses are your reasons for not planting in your garden, or planting something specific like your dream for your life.
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#3. Let go of negative thoughts that are clouding your mind or holding you back.
Are you constantly overthinking, replaying negative thoughts in your mind?
Sometimes, once a thought plants itself into your mind, you have to consciously and actively replace it with a positive one.
This is like weeding your garden and preparing the soil before you plant for the season.
#4. Be optimistic and hopeful in your mind by setting your mental attitude to positive.
Things are good if you decide that they are. You can achieve your goals and dreams if you believe that you can.
You plant because you have a hope that you will reap a bounty in the future, without hope there’s no point in starting your garden at all.
It’s time to be more positive!
#5. Become prepared for the next few months of strategy and success.
How’s your productivity and progress towards achieving your goals?
Did you even set goals as yet? What’s your plan?
This is like plotting out your garden, from irrigation, the type of seeds to the timing for each plant to grow. Every garden needs a plan of action.
#6. Change your habits and routines that you’ve adopted over the last year or season.
It’s very easy for your lifestyle to slip into complacency and to forget about beneficial daily or weekly activities.
Don’t wait, forming a new habit takes at least 21 days to stick. Think of this as watering or fertilizing your garden, also keeping watch for any new weeds or critters that would steal your bounty.
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#7. Practice positive self-talk by compassionately reinforcing that you are amazing, that all is well and that you can do this.
If your mind is a garden, this is like talking to your plants when they start growing, encouraging them with loving language to keep going and reach for the sun. Love yourself!
Next Steps: Get the Checklist with 12 easy ways to spring clean your mind.
Not sure what to do daily to spring clean your mind? This printable checklist has ideas to declutter your mind of negativity and plant seeds of positivity.
Clarity of purpose is birthed in a calm mind.
Positivity is the fuel for overcoming any obstacle.
Getting motivated and building momentum are pushed forward by focus.
These are just a few of the benefits of spring cleaning your mind, they are the seeds of success.
Spring Clean Your Mind for Success
Spring cleaning your mind can provide you with the power-up you need to have a successful week, month or year.
It is the best time to rebound and recommit to achieving your goals and dreams.
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In the wise words of Thomas Jefferson, “Nothing can stop the man (or woman) with the right mental attitude from achieving his (or her) goal; nothing on earth can help the man (or woman) with the wrong mental attitude.”
Get the right mental attitude, by tending and planting in your mental garden.
Now is the time to get unstuck, refocus and get going on your dreams and achieving your goals for this year.
Remember, don’t hit snooze on spring, get going.
Have an incredible season of growth and enjoy the freedom and lightness that comes from spring cleaning your mind.
How do you spring clean your mind?
Last Updated on March 2, 2020