I think it is safe to say that spring is on its way, which for a lot of us means we can be outside and we get to start growing plants outside or tending to our yards.
For many of us also, it means we do some spring cleaning.
Today I want to talk to you about both spring cleaning and gardening- but in your mind.
We make a conscious effort to get things out of our closets that no longer fit.
We choose to toss or donate food items that won’t be used.
We take time to clean the garage and to let go of children’s items that they have outgrown.
But do we make a conscious effort to check our mental space and toss out ideas and belief systems that no longer work for us?
You tell me.
I know I could do a better job of it.
I’m pretty careful with my headspace. Meaning, I’m selective about what I let in and what I repeat to myself but I know I still have some old cruddy negative, self-limiting (doubt filled) beliefs.
Just this last week in a client meeting, I asked the client if she had ever stolen something as a little kid. A lot of little kids have. And then we learn that it is not ok and we don’t do it anymore etc. But what if she had spent her whole life telling herself she is a thief? Awful right. Completely untrue. Likely very damaging and limiting.
So why would anyone spend time telling themselves ANYTHING other than what we want to be true of ourselves.
Perhaps because we don’t know better or are not yet in the habit of doing the reverse.
If you have some things, beliefs, attitudes etc. that you are repeating to yourself that are harmful, limiting or no longer help you perhaps this spring you could intentionally work on releasing them.
Join me in it?
On to gardening.
When we plant a seed or a plant, we care for it. We water it. We make sure it gets sunshine and then we let it grow. We don’t tell it off for not growing fast enough. We don’t poke it daily and wonder why it isn’t different. We let it do its thing.
We need to do the same with our bodies and our minds.
When we plant new seeds of kind, loving and appreciative thoughts for all that our remarkable bodies do for us and then we focus on all the new, great things we are asking of them, we then need to then be patient and kind.
And continue the process with care.
Nutrients (productive food choices)
Spring is coming.
The sun is out.
The time of transformation continues.
To truly transform we let go of what no longer serves us and we move forward with what does.
What are you going to spring clean out of your mental house?
What are you planting there instead?
With much love and committed to your success,
Megan K and the team