Spring is also a time to make new plans for house renovations, summer gardens, vacations and of course wanting to get fit and trim for our summer clothes. Despite the best of intentions that everyone had to get into shape at New Years, winter hibernation gave us many valid excuses to remain sitting on the couch at the end of the day. But by now, everyone is starting to feel that need to get up and get moving again. Maybe it is because the sun is brighter and we can see the dust more or maybe we know that our heavy sweaters will no longer be able to cover up our waistline.
All this to say is that spring is a time of renewal not only for our surroundings but for our personal lives as well. As we go about decluttering the stuff that we no longer need in our closets and garages, it is also time to let go of some of our old limitations, beliefs, grudges and excuses for not doing what would make us happy. For example you know the feeling you get after you clean out your fridge, just before you go and do a big grocery to fill it up again. You threw out the almost empty jars of this and that and removed the carrots that had started to sprout in the vegetable bin. After some hot soapy water, you saw all those clean shelves and white shiny walls and it felt fresh and new again...fridge happiness!
Well this is also the perfect time of year to declutter our mindset so that we can get rid of the limiting thoughts that are taking up valuable space and weighing us down.
It is no use to hold on to what someone did or said to you ten years ago or even as far back as your childhood. It is over and has faded in time. As much as it hurt back then, you have to understand, that unless you can make peace with it and let it go, it will forever clutter your life with an old story that will hold you back from a making a fresh start filled with sunny possibilities.