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Spring cleaning for the soul

If you’re like the rest of the human race, which of course you are, you’ve had negative things happen. Negative seeds have been sown into our hearts and as we grow up these negative seeds begin to grow and get stronger.

Once the seeds of negativity grow the roots can tangle deep down in our subconscious impacting us without us even being aware. The good news is that you can learn to clear your mind and soul from negativity but you have to do it with an open heart and an open mind. It IS possible to clean your inner garden, a spring cleaning of the mind and soul.

  • Have faith in yourself. Get to know yourself above all, delve deep into who you are and what you’ve been through. Forget about outside forces, pay attention to your life and your situation. Self-awareness is key.
  • LET IT GO! People have the right to happiness and, of course, that also includes you. Just remembering that those negative things are in the PAST helps. Write about it, talk it out, do whatever technique works for you to allow you to free you from your past. Tie a symbol from your past to a balloon and let it fly to the sky (the symbolism really works).
  • Water your inner garden with positive. Feed your mind and soul with positive words, positive people and positive things. Be careful to not ignore things that happened in the past where they can mature into hatred and contempt. Share how you feel, with someone you trust.
  • If you feel negative or angry, go for walks at sunrise/sunset and breathe in the fresh air. Give yourself a positive “time out”.
  • Take a few minutes out of every day to reflect. Meditation techniques can help you release your inner turmoil and find peace.
  • Try more physical methods to calm down. Exercise can work wonders for your mind and soul. Whether it be walking, yoga, running, an organized sport, or just doing some stretches; your body can help cleanse what’s ailing you emotionally.
  • Bring on the positivity. Read positive affirmations or listen to your favorite music. Do something to get your brain into a good, happy, positive mind set.

Spring cleaning is very necessary, even for your heart and mind. So when you’re cleaning out your linen closets and sweeping out the cobwebs in the corners of your house this spring, know that it’s vital to do the same to yourself. You’re worth it. I’d love to hear your stories of strength, hope, and renewal – tweet me @AngieGreaves and let’s talk about it!

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