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Spring Cleaning - Not Just For Your House

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For a moment, cast aside the emotional baggage that may be weighing you down. Lighten your load of worries, excuses and mistakes, and smile that a new day has sprung, and spring is here. The sun is warmer, the sky is brighter, and an opportunity to begin anew awaits each of us. It is time for a little spring-cleaning of not just windows and rooms, but of mind and heart as well. Let us all replenish the good and discard the unhealthy in our lives. It begins with attitude and the choice to make it a positive one. It is the primary utensil to be used in the cleaning process. Subsequently, reinforcing the core values you stand for and believe in is essential to putting that spring back in your step.

As spring is a rebirth of the environment around us, take part in the splendor of renewing what is wonderful about you, your family and those you impact every day. What aspects of your life need a little cleaning? Relationships, values, balance, patience, mind, body and spirit are all facets of life that need a little dusting off and polishing once in a while. Forgiveness and establishing goals for your project are the two primary cleaning agents. To forgive personal failures, those who have hurt you, and any unhealthy environment around you are vital to a thorough cleaning. Establishing the goals of the cleanup process provides direction and structure for the undertaking at hand. Personal accountability is the action step that validates a genuine positive attitude and the values you wish to exemplify. Not taking ownership for who you are, the life you have created and the changes you would like to make, is equivalent to expecting the house to clean itself.

Successful spring-cleaning requires time, commitment, energy and perseverance just as successful personal growth requires. It takes elbow grease and at times getting on your hands and knees to really do it correctly. It is never easy, and it should not be, for life is too precious and important to do a half-baked job. If you find yourself emotionally stuck in the basement, realize you have others who love and respect you, and want you to come up and enjoy the sunroom. A proper attitude, combined with a solid set of core values and taking ownership for the implementation of those values is a formula for greater self-respect. Self-respect is also achieved when you learn from yesterday, and apply that knowledge today for a better tomorrow. How many individuals do you know who leave their house a mess, then generate excuses why the task to clean is too difficult and too tedious? The result is a home that deteriorates in quality, declines in value and is neither comfortable nor enjoyable to live in. The same occurs when you procrastinate in cleaning up any mess in your life. Your life deteriorates, you decline in value, and you are probably not too comfortable, nor enjoyable to be around.

Personal honesty is the acknowledgement that an initial cleanup is needed. To deny a needed change from the status quo is detrimental to your overall well being, both personally and professionally. As spring-cleaning creates more order in the home, emotional spring-cleaning creates greater balance in your life. Disorganization and a lack of balance foster additional stress and diminish personal value and motivation. Without spring-cleaning how can you get your house/life in order? Attitude, accountability, self-respect, personal honesty, and balance all contribute to the development of effective principled leadership. It establishes a core of solid character, and an example to be looked upon favorably by yourself and others. As the aftermath of spring-cleaning your home brings with it a sense of accomplishment and pride, the aftermath of the attentive cleanup to any mess in your life is no different. Take a deep breath and celebrate when the cleanup is complete, and relish in knowing that even warmer days and brighter skies are ahead. Happy Spring Cleaning!



4 Responses to Spring Cleaning - Not Just For Your House


1. Christine Goossens Says:

Jay it truly is a great message- emotional baggage, life to precious, proper attitude....I can go on and on! This was what I needed at this very moment. Thank you for sharing this message. You certainly have a gift!



2. Youngy Says:

I'm rlelay into it, thanks for this great stuff!



3. Mildred Says:

I love reading these articles because they're short but infromiatve.



4. Hildegard Says:

Infections suck!! This is a good blog for any person who wants to seacrh about this.. You know so much its nearly hard to argue with you (not that I truly would need to…HaHa)! You truly put a great spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Nice stuff simply nice!


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