It’s Spring, which means is time for a self check. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been going through many changes in my life. First it was the break up, second it was the job change. When life starts to get difficult people tend to look for quick alternatives. Some short term fixes that are commonly practiced include social media, fast food binging, going out a lot, etc. Those fixes become distractions and become a block to your goals.
This new season I encourage you to begin a Spring detox. The best way to start this process is to do a self assessment. I recently purchased the power sheets by Lara Casey and these are the best self evaluation strategy I’ve found. The sheets help you to figure out the things that worked and didn’t work for the past six months. Lara Casey is also the author of the book “Make it Happen”. I totally recommend this book to add in your spring/summer list. The power sheets allow you to plan your goals and make realistic deadlines. In order to bring positive changes in your life, it is necessary to let go of the old. The power sheets also help you to do this by asking you a set of questions that help you analyze your thought patterns and habits.
In addition, Horacio Printing also offers an article on how to refocus your life by looking at the major aspects such as distractions, obligations, passions and focuses. They have this sheet in their 2016 agenda for each season, which helps to refocus your goals and dreams. Throughout their website you can also take advantage of their “Seasonal Refresh” sheet which helps you to prepare your goals by investing time on what matters.
Spring cleaning is not just about getting rid of old clothes from your closet. Spring is a time to detox our lives from things that no longer serves a purpose. It can be an old friend or partner that does not allow us to grow or a soul sucking job.
Remember that your best days lie ahead and God has placed dreams and passions in your heart . But before you start working on these passions, you must allow yourself on working in the detox process and reevaluating your priorities. Spring is not only about detoxing our lives from the material things but also the spiritual.