Spring cleaning your space and your mind: The necessities.

Although my heart is saying spring, where I’m at the weather is not yet so nice. Regardless of this fact, it’s never too early to get a jump start on cleaning and organizing your life and mind! Sometimes this daunting task can seem overwhelming and you may not even be sure where to start.

Decluttering your physical space.

It’s often difficult to part with your belongings and if you’re anything like me, you can easily justify exactly why you should hang it back up in the shadowy depths of your closet, to be reckoned with another day. It’s important to go through and evaluate what is really important to us and what’s not. Eliminating all the extra distractions and clutter hugely decreases stress and will give you a fresh start to the warmer months!

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Important things to ask yourself when going through your closet include:

– Have I used or worn this item in the past year? If you haven’t used it in the past year of even 6 months, chances are that you probably aren’t going to use it any time soon.

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– Do I realistically have plans to use or wear this item in the near future (and does or will it fit properly?). Is this a formal dress you have plans to use shortly? If so, then fine, you can keep it. If not, don’t trick yourself into keeping the clutter.

– Is the only reason that you’ve kept this item because it holds sentimental value for some reason? Is this your favorite skirt from high school but will probably not fit again? Is it a t-shirt that you CANNOT part with but can instead have a portion held in a picture frame?

– Is this item of something that I feel absolutely amazing when wearing? If the answer is maybe, sometimes, or no, the item can probably go. 

Decluttering your mental space.

Cleaning up your mental space can often be a bit more challenging and proves to take a more conscious and consistent effort on our parts. But nevertheless, it can and should be done so that we can live in our best and happiest state.

Ways to declutter and clean up your mental space include:

– Regularly practicing gratitude. Making gratitude a priority will shift your frame of mind from the negative to the positive, ridding it of some of those pesky thoughts.

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– Be patient with yourself and the people around you. What you show others, you’ll receive in return. Manifesting a patient and caring environment inside and out of your mind will enrich

– Let go of the thoughts that aren’t currently serving you. Dwelling on thoughts from the past or thoughts that are negatively affecting you are a waste of your time and energy. Use that time and energy for anything more productive toward you and your happiest mental space.

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– Practice positive self-talk and affirmations. Just like regularly practicing gratitude, regularly practicing positive self-talk and affirmations completely re-wires the way you think to be more positive, supportive, and happy and have less negative thoughts.

– Meditate. This exercise for your mind helps you to be more mentally clear, have less racing thoughts, and to feel more centered and calm.

Spring cleaning is important in many different ways and gives a lot of us a fresh start to warmer weather. It’s hard to get started, hard to get through, but always rewarding. What are your favorite ways to spring clean? Hope everyone has a great start to their week!

Xoxo,

Katie

22 thoughts on “Spring cleaning your space and your mind: The necessities.

      1. It’s a Pagan celebration which is where the Christian celebration of Easter stems from! All about growth and fertility and the beginning of life, so quite apt for spring cleaning. The symbol of the Easter egg comes from Ostara as eggs represent fertility, so ancient Pagans would naturally dye them different colours to celebrate. It’s also the same day as Spring Equinox so it means spring and the sun is finally arriving 😊

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      2. How exquisite and wonderful! That sounds truly amazing 🙂 I’m more than ready for the spring equinox as well 😍🥰🌞 how amazing that you have all of that knowledge! You’re fantastic, thanks for sharing with me!

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  1. This article is so relatable! Decluttering my closet is next to impossible. I have so many dresses but I only get to wear like 25% of them. Yeah. Only that small of a number. Why? I always have the thought and hope that I’d get to wear them anytime soon when I gain weight. Seeing them kinda gives me a push in the back… It’s not enough to give me the appetite to eat more 😥 sad.

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    1. I have the very same problem! Or I think “maybe I will find a blog on how to make this smaller- fit better” so I keep it. What I’m really doing in the long run is just overwhelming myself. I did a HUGE overhaul and cut ties to those clothes and found I opened up so much room for new clothes that fit better and have new special places in my heart and flatter me more, making me feel so much prettier and better!! It’s so hard to declutter our closets tho 😅

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  2. Usually I start “cleaning” by reorganizing my bookshelves! Even if I don’t throw anything away it makes me re-discover some hidden treasures.
    Every 6 months or so I do a big decluttering, but it’s true that my mind decluttering is not as recurrent.
    However, I think that decluttering my physical stuff is a form of meditation, in the way that it helps freeing my mind for a few hours…

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    1. I try to do a huge overhaul every few months too! It helps to keep things in perspective. Our mind decluttering definitely gets less attention normally- it’s one we think about less often. I love the idea of even just rearranging! Keeping my mind busy like that is definitely meditative for me, too!

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  3. Yes! Preach. This is a very informative post. One thing I need to implement more is thoughts. I always create hypothetical situations thinking what if? Adding unnesseccary stress and unwarranted thoughts for no reason. As well as thinking about the future too much. Causing too much pressure on the mind. I will definitely try to implement the rest also xx

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    1. I totally have to reign myself and my thoughts in all the time. I have to remind myself “do you see what you’re doing to yourself with these thoughts?” And then I am able to turn them off or change them to better ones. Our minds are so powerful and can be so good or so troublesome! So glad you likes the post and I hope that some of it helps! Xoxo

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  4. Super helpful post! Thank you so much for sharing it with us all, I really enjoyed reading through this and can’t wait to get some of my friends to read it 🙂

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