Lessons Learned from Spring Cleaning
Do you typically engage in spring cleaning? Or feel the urge to do so? Many of us do, me included. It seems to be a part of the season of renewal following winter. We are ready for a sense of freshness and openness.
Some ways this may look:
- Clearing out old leaves in our yard and preparing to plant flowers.
- Deep cleaning our home.
- Swapping winter blankets etc. for spring and summer items.
- Decluttering and donating items we no longer need.
- Putting warm sweaters away and refreshing our wardrobe.
- Working through piles of paperwork and organizing our files.
Some additional items to consider are more internal:
- Looking at habits that might not be helpful.
- Noticing where we spend our time, and we are setting priorities.
- Being aware of our self-talk and working. Working to release the unhelpful thinking patterns and be more compassionate with ourselves.
- Releasing unhelpful habits and ways coping with stress. Refreshing your list of good strategies and coping tools.
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Articles & Resources
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Good Stress: How to Manage Stress So It Doesn’t Hurt Your Health (today.com)
16 Good Habits That Can Change Your Life—and How to Stick to Them (rd.com)
Social Media Habits
Where do you spend your time?
Statistics clearly show that social media has become a huge part of our lives.
Here are some of the most staggering stats on social media use and addition:
The average person spends two hours and 27 minutes on social media every day.
- It’s estimated that 210 million people worldwide are addicted to social media.
- More than half of all drivers admit to checking social media behind the wheel.
- Overuse of social media in children and teens can literally rewire their brains.
- Roughly 42 percent of teens admit that social media keeps them from connecting with friends in person.
- In a recent survey, 70 percent of teens said they feel left out or excluded because of social media.
- Suicide rates among teens have increased in the age of social media.
- Social media is more addictive than alcohol and cigarettes.
Social Media Addiction Statistics – The Lanier Law Firm
It’s the Small Things
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Quotes & Inspiration
“The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.” —Sarah Ban Breathnach
“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” —Harriet Ann Jacobs
“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”
― Stephen R. Covey
“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” —Marianne Williamson
“In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” – Deepak Chopra