Spring Cleaning Your Life — The Practical Side

Spring. I love Spring because it always invokes in me a sense of newness and fresh beginnings. Every year when Spring arrives I have this instinctual drive to start cleaning out my closets and washing my windows.

Having a clean house always makes me feel good. But, as I am growing older and realizing just how precious my time here is, spring has taken on a new meaning for me. The season is no longer solely about cleaning out my house, but about “cleaning out my life.” I always want to have the sense that I am doing all I can to live a deliberate, purposeful and meaningful life. And so, this season I am taking inventory of my life to see what is working for me and what is not. 

In fact, nowadays each time a new season begins—whether it is one of the four seasons or just a season in life like marriage, moving, etc.—I try to examine how things are going–personally, professionally, emotionally, physically, mentally, etc . For example, now that spring has arrived I am thinking about what things in my life I want to keep and invest more in (like my good friendships) and what areas have room for improvement (exercise).

I like spring because it smacks of the excitement of new years and resolutions, but it is a warmer and prettier time of year. A time of year when nature itself resolves to change—growing and blossoming into something new and beautiful. (Hint:  In the next blog on this topic I will give you some practical ideas for “spring cleaning your life”).   

If you are feeling like you need a new beginning or fresh start when it comes to your relationships, your work or anything else in your life, a licensed mental health counselor can help you. She can provide a safe place for you to identify and process feelings regarding your current season of life and how to make the most of it or move into a new season altogether. Please call Life Enhancement Counseling Services today at 407-443-8862 to make an appointment.


Yolanda Brailey