Spring is the time of the year where we think about renewal and spring cleaning our minds may help us to gain more mental energy and clarity. So let's look at our thoughts and feelings for a moment and how we can let go of unwanted old beliefs and things that are holding us back.
Here are 5 ways to spring clean your mind!
1. Enjoy some quiet time
Plan to have some time on your own to take a look at what has been weighing you down and cluttering your heart or mind. You can go for a walk or do some meditation to allow yourself this kind of internal reflection and tune into your inner world. Turn off your mobile phone and take some time to really visualise what kind of person you want to be and what you want to stand for in life. What can I let go off so I will be a calmer and more centred person?
2. Write Down Your Thoughts and Feelings
Writing down your feelings can help you to unburden and lift off some weight and will also make it easier for you to see things in a different light. Emotions are not meant to be stuck in your body, they are by nature something that is designed to move through you (e-motion = energy + motion). Practice identifying your thoughts and feelings. What am I feeling right now? Where do I feel this in my body? What are my thoughts at this very moment?
3. Let go of an old grudge
Letting go of an old grudge, of anger and resentment, can free up energy which can be invested in other areas of your life. Experiencing anger and hurt is normal but holding on to these feelings will ultimately hurt you. Am I willing to let go of a past hurt? Why do I still hold on to the grudge?
4. Offer an apology
If you feel that you have hurt someone - intentionally or unintentionally - offer a heart-felt apology to remove unnecessary discomfort inside of you and to repair your friendship. There is a lot of relief in owning up to a mistake and it will most of the time deepen your connection to others. Is there someone in your life that you have hurt? Am I willing to say sorry?
5. Forgive yourself
Thinking about your past mistakes and let them shape your perception of yourself leads to negative and self-critical thoughts and feelings instead of accepting that humans will make mistakes and are weak sometimes. It is possible to grow and learn from personal experience and accept yourself wholly at the same time. Thrive for being an emotional grown-up! Are there parts of yourself that you have difficulties with accepting that seem to clutter your mind?
Happy spring everyone,