Refresh your perspective and create a renewed sense of purpose following these guidelines.
Make an Appointment with Yourself
Do you keep a planner or calendar? Do you wake up to an alarm? Do you make plans with others? Many of us plan our time in relation to work, social and life commitments, yet in the hustle and bustle of our lives, we neglect committing to ourselves. Carving out me-time is key to your well-being. Me-time gives you the opportunity to reflect. Next time you are planning your day, week, month, and beyond, don’t forget to pencil yourself in too!
You may have made commitments to yourself at the beginning of the year. The transition to spring is the ideal time to check in and see what is transpiring. Do you need to change course? Are your commitments, desires, and dreams still in alignment with your actions? Be realistic and embrace radical honesty. When you are clear in yourself, you can move forward with purpose.
Declutter Your Life
It’s hard to reflect inward and move ahead with purpose when you are surrounded by clutter or filled with mental chatter that you just can’t shake. Declutter your space and simplify your routines. Practice meditation and mindfulness. Tap into your body with massage and movement and release what no longer serves you.
Change Your Perspective
If you are feeling stuck on uncertain, get moving! The longer days of spring invite us to be more active. Moving our bodies helps us shake off old energy and release negative thought patterns. I’ve been a long time advocate of getting outside for a walk in nature. If I am ever feeling stuck, a walk in the fresh air does me wonders.
You can also facilitate a perspective shift by changing your routine or embracing a new self-care ritual. Many people report feeling a renewed sense of purpose after a massage or a clearer mind after a facial.
Planting Seeds & Tending to New Growth
Once you have cleared out the clutter and affirmed your desires, spring into action! If you haven’t already, take time now to plant the seeds that will enable you to fulfil your desires. If your dreams have taken root already and your seeds are sprouting, be sure to nurture the new growth. Keep your personal “garden” healthy to enjoy the blooms and fruit later!