on my mind this week.....
take a moment to appreciate....
What an interesting time of year...can you feel the changes? Energy levels starting to increase all around us, after a time of hibernation. I for one am a huge fan of hibernating in winter, a great time for conserving energy, eating soup, being cosy at home and resting in preperation for Spring.
I love the way that the plants naturally start to respond to the increased warmth and light levels, the way there is so much potential in a seed, the difference in the behaviour of the animals - have you heard the birdsong! These are all small everyday things that can help us to tune into the season of growth, and in doing so, maybe we can match our mood and approach to this.
Spring cleaning time, out with emotional and physical clutter! Who doesn't love the look of a calm room, with excess junk moved on, what a great feeling that brings. If you're overwhelmed by the task break it down, do one shelf at a time for instance.
I came across a great decluttering exercise recently, in the 'downsizing' movement, which I have modified slightly here -
A challenge for 30 days. On day one you give away 1 thing, on day two you give away 2 things, you get the picture! Make sure you have a big bag to put them in, and if its not possible to actually get them gone on that day, you can collect them in the spare room and then deposit them all at the end of the week...
Of course, giving it to charity increases the feeling of wellbeing. Or maybe give it to to a friend...and then enjoy that smug feeling of palming your junk off on someone else!! No, seriously, one persons junk can be another persons treasure.
Whatever you do, take some time to enjoy the simple spring changes, connecting with nature. Jane x