A few ways to ‘Spring-clean’ your mind

Every time I do spring cleaning at home, my mind gets cleared at the same time. So last week, I’ve decided to take on the task of doing some major clear out in my apartment.

The truth is, in the last few weeks, I’ve been feeling a little low. One of my friendships ended suddenly and the whole situation left me emotionally drained and disappointed. If that wasn’t enough, several other things have been going wrong from having quite a few unexpected expenses to an overload of work.

After being in a pretty low state of mind for a while, I’ve decided to step out of the self-pity zone and finally act. So, I began by cleaning up my place, getting rid of many things I no longer needed. I suddenly felt a breath of fresh air touching my mind and soul. I felt calmer and more at peace.

We all need clarity of mind to be able to notice what really matters in life. This allows us to breathe easily too and finally realise what to keep and what to discard. Only then, we are able to get a direction where our life is currently heading, and whether we may need a course correction or a complete redirection.

Is your mind cluttered?

If you feel like your mind is cluttered, definitely give a little spring cleaning a go. This can mean many things to many people, but whatever that means to you, it will do a world of good.

An actual cleaning can be the first step

Wash your windows, clean your bathroom, tidy up your desk, re-organise your wardrobe, vacuum your apartment, throw out the rubbish and the list can go on. Do it today and notice how you felt before and after.

Donate clothes and things you no longer need to charity

We all have clothes, books, artefacts and so many things we no longer need. Consider making donation to a charity. So, if they are in good condition, give them away instead of throwing them away. You will not only do a good deed and brighten up someone else’s day, but at the same time, you will make space for something new to come into your life.

A few minutes of stillness and deep breathing a day can change your perspective on life

Pause several times a day, close your eyes and take a nice, long, deep breath. Tune into the moment you are in and make an intention that every time you breathe out, you are going to let go any unwanted energies, thoughts and feelings that are no longer serving you. This can only take a couple of minutes of your day, but trust me, it will bring more peace and clarity into your life.

Write your thoughts down

Get your notebook/journal and write your thoughts down. Express your feelings onto the pages and be very honest with yourself. Write down everything that has been bothering you and you don’t feel like sharing with anyone. We all have our little secrets and things that we worry about nobody knows about or would understand. Every time I write things down, and get my thoughts out of my head on a piece of paper, I feel so much lighter and so much peace and clarity showers my mind and soul.

So, I hope this helps and if you have any questions or comments, please share them in the comment section below.