Well we’ve made it to April and you know that means.. Spring Cleaning is in full swing! Time to dig out the old warm weather clothes from the dusty bins of our storage rooms, as winter makes it way out of our sight.
To many, spring cleaning is about purging old materials or items that don’t serve us anymore; but for some it holds a different meaning entirely, to that of meeting one’s new goals and leaving negativity behind.
The change of season can come with many headaches, especially given the last year, but not to fear as this year the AO team has got you covered without best tips to keep you thriving and same in this transition to spring!
Remember that small accomplishments go a long way
Maybe your goals for this cleaning revolves around finally organizing that guest bedroom that looks more like a storage unit. Or perhaps, you’re looking to clear out your office space from wandering zoom meeting eyes. Rome was not built in a day, and neither does your room need to be Marie Kondo standard. Cleaning and organizing are morally neutral, and just because you don’t get them done in a day, does not mean that there isn’t time for it tomorrow. Relax, and enjoy the process.
Out with the negative; in with the positive
For some, Spring cleaning is the perfect time to readjust our perspectives to ones that really align with who we are. Many we’re feeling anxious about the change in temperature due to the pressure of wearing warmer clothing. If this sounds familiar, it may be time to break away from some of the toxic social media feeds and influencers you follow, for peace of mind. Following those of similar values and even body positive pages, are quite helpful to one's mindset of themselves.
You don’t have to get rid of anything, or make your home any more “perfect”
A common misconception with this time of year is that people need to get rid of things, donate big piles of clothing, and then present their homes as a completely upgraded version from before. This is simply not true. You are not obligated to participate in this process, whatsoever, if you simply don’t want to. The greatest takeaway of “Spring Cleaning” is to do away with the things in your life that aren’t’ serving you. There shouldn’t be stress induced at all by this made up event, only joy and connection to yourself in the process of growing.
Remember, every Baelien is perfect just as they are. So get out there and be the