Everyone talks about “spring cleaning” and the value of getting rid of old stuff, but people miss the great opportunity for a special kind of cleaning we can do in the Winter. The days are shorter and there is more time for self-reflection, journaling, and reevaluating what matters most in life. That’s not as much about the junk in your closet but more about the junk in your life that’s causing you troubles.
Not much really moves in the fall like it does in the spring, but the seeds of the changes that happen in spring get planted in the fall by the work you do looking at your life during the darker months and reflecting on what should stay and what needs to go.
During this time of reflection all of us need to look at things like:
–Money Drains: that bill your credit card or draft from your checking account automatically, but you may not really be benefiting from.
-Do you still watch HBO now that Game of Thrones is over?
-Do you still use your gym membership? Please say yes, but if the answer is an honest “no” then cancel it.
-How about that extra Office 365 account you bought for an employee who doesn’t work for you anymore, but you still pay for it … oh, wait, that’s mine!
–Time Drains: Email can be such a waste of time if you let it. Don’t just delete those newsletters you didn’t sign up for, click that “opt-out” button and make them go away.
-You can change your Facebook settings, so you don’t get a reminder every time a friend posts a picture of their cat.
-Linked in and Meetup both have settings you can change to make all those annoying “notifications” go away.
-TV—’nuff said there …
–Energy Drains: Do you have friends or family that call up at all hours, expecting you to take their call so they can tell you all their problems then hang up when you have something to talk about? Two words: “Airplane mode,” or “Voicemail,” that works too.
-Joy Drains: Are you in a job or a relationship that needs to be reevaluated? Is it time to consider a change? It’s time to take an honest look at your life and ask yourself if you are truly happy and if the answer is no, why not, what’s causing you distress?
Again, fall/winter may not really be the best time to actually quit your day job, buy that new house, or change your living situation, but it’s the perfect time to do some honest reflection about what you may need to change when the sun comes back and the days get long again.
I know it’s a bit of work, but, trust me, you will be very happy with the results.
Jill K Thomas CHT
Soul Connect Hypnotherapy
Author of the books “Tales from the Trance” & “Feed your Real Hunger”
Appointments available Globally by Video Chat