Spring Cleaning for the Mind and Spirit

As the vibrant colors of blossoming flowers begin to pop up and the rains decrease, spring has arrived. For me, spring isn’t just a change in seasons; it’s a time of renewal in nature and within myself. It’s a perfect time to shake off the cobwebs in our minds and be open to the opportunity for growth and transformation.

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Spring is when I change the seasons in my closets and begin to clear out old items I no longer wear. That perfect shirt purchased years ago that I loved, doesn’t look the same with my graying hair so out it goes to donations. Just as I tidy up my closets, I declutter my home or perhaps change up the rooms that things are in. Making a positive shift around me fills me up, too. Spring is a perfect time to refresh not just my physical space but also my mental clutter. It’s a chance to reassess my habits, beliefs, and attitudes and let go of anything that no longer serves me. Is there something that keeps returning that I’ve not dealt with? A memory to let go of or make peace with? Time to create a new view from the inside and out!


Additionally, spring invites us to break free from the routines and comfort zones we may have settled into. It’s easy to become complacent, sticking to familiar patterns out of fear of the unknown. But just as the flower buds burst into beautiful colors, we can explore new possibilities outside our comfort zones. Whether it’s trying a new hobby, finally opening the cookbook to try new recipes, or planting your new garden, spring encourages us to embrace change and the adventure that comes with it. 


As a caregiver, oftentimes, you put yourself last. This is a wonderful time to nourish your mind and spirit and give back to yourself. Create a new way of being for yourself that trickles out to others, too. Just as we feed our bodies with wholesome foods, we need to fill our minds with positive thoughts, uplifting experiences, and moments of self-care to continue our caregiver path. Whether it’s spending time in nature, practicing mindfulness, engaging in creative pursuits like painting or writing, or even just taking a long, relaxing bath, these self-care activities are essential for your mental and emotional well-being, which is essential for your overall health and happiness. 


As spring unfolds its amazing beauty, I encourage you to embark on your own journey of renewal. Clear out the mental clutter, break free from old habits, and embrace the endless possibilities that lie ahead. Give yourself the gift of filling yourself with something that brings joy to your heart. You’ll see the difference in the eyes of those you love and care for, too. 




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