A new season, especially spring, ushers in change and the opportunity to de-clutter things you no longer need. Here are seven things to spring clean in your life
Sort out your finances: I have always been obsessed with knowing where my money goes by having a ‘budget book’. Ever since I started out my career, I always wrote down where I prioritised my salary. Through this habit, I was able to save up enough to take me through school, carry me through joblessness and have a deposit for my first car. What I mean is, it’s wise to be disciplined with your finances by writing down your income, no matter how little it is and trace how and where you spend your money. It may not be easy to be financially disciplined when you have no income to begin with, but practice habits that will benefit you in the long term.
Clean out your contact book: There are people you need to delete in your life: toxic partners and demeaning friends. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve known certain people, if they make you feel bad or hurt you constantly it’s time to declutter them. Life can be challenging enough but if there’s one you can control, it’s who you allow into your space.
Revisit your vision board: What career, business or personal goals have you ticked off from your vision board? If not, why have you procrastinated fulfilling your dreams? As a Christian, I understand that God’s timing is not necessarily your timing, but it doesn’t mean you have to be complacent. Nothing comes easy, especially a career of your dreams but giving up is the one thing your future self certainly won’t thank you for.
Clean out your closet: If you have clothes you haven’t worn since the beginning of the year, it’s time to let go. Sort out your closet and donate clothes you don’t need anymore. Clean out as much clutter as possible and make difference in the lives of underprivileged people.
Rest more: Sure, hard work is one key ingredient that will get you far in life, but remember to take good care of yourself as it is just as important. Having a good night’s sleep is one way to do that.
Re-evaluate your attitude: Here’s a fact we all know, not everything goes our way, not everyone will like you and you will certainly have bad days. Your mind obeys you and what you feed it. Try to steer your mindset in a positive direction and lose the negative attitude. Sometimes, we don’t have control over what happens to us, but we have control over how we react to situations.
Pray more: The one thing Covid-19 showed me is that life is too short and that things can change in a blink of an eye. This has reminded me to focus on what matters the most in my life and that is my relationship with God. Make time to speak with your Maker and your ancestors. After all, life is but a journey to the unknown when we draw our last breath on earth.
How are you spring cleaning your life this year?