Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lazy Sunday: Spring Clean


lazy sunday: spring clean

It's that time of year again - time for decluttering, cleaning up and cleaning out, and generally shedding the detritus left over from the hibernating winter season.  The whole practice of cleansing one's space is incredibly energizing and liberating.  When we let go of excess stuff physically, it becomes that much easier to let go of the mental clutter too.  

Donating clothing that fits poorly or doesn't serve your lifestyle?  Toss out those negative thoughts about what your body "should" look like along with them.  Letting go of those single-function kitchen gadgets that have turned your drawers into a cluttered disaster (goodbye garlic peeler, gelato scooper, too-small wine stopper...)?  Embrace the knowledge that you can do without so many distractions in your life and focus your energy on fewer things that are truly worth your time and effort.  Discarding pantry items that have seen better days?  Just like that half-eaten package of raisins circa spring 2008 may be past its "best by" date, so too are habits and notions that are preventing you from moving forward in your life today. 

Don't forget, spring cleaning isn't just about making space for more stuff.  It's about letting go and finding satisfaction and abundance with less.  

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