Have you ever thought to spring clean your mind for focus?
Spring cleaning – I just love the thought of those two little words! My mind’s eye pictures sun-dappled, gleaming floors; light streaming through sparkling glass windows. White vases, laden with tulips, flank clean kitchen counters. A gentle breeze from the freshly swept deck wafts a subtle fragrance of potted purple and yellow pansies through screen doors.
Smiling with satisfaction over my hard work, I settle into an easy chair with my favorite Magnolia magazine and acool glass of iced tea.
And then, there’s reality.
Which would be in the form of paint chipped walls, cluttered corners, and a suffocating, overwhelming feeling of – too much.
I don’t know where to begin because there’s too much to do!
The same can be said for our minds. I don’t know about you, but my mind gets cluttered quickly with the details of the day and before I know it, I’m overwhelmed.
I yearn for peace, direction, and an uncluttered mind.
Oh hi – is that you over there sitting in the same boat? If so, allow me to share a few startling revelations from my quest for focus. Slip me some oar if you see yourself in any of these situations:
7 signs you need to spring clean your mind for focus
1.) My mind’s eye is bigger than my mind.
I take on too much! Why? Because of number two –
2.) I’ve got FOMO
…so I take on #allofthethings. What if someone else gets to Point B before me?
3.) I’m afraid to say no
I don’t want others to be disappointed in me, so I continue to do #allofthethings
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4.) I’m overcomitted
After all – people need me! (What’s that? My family? Oh, pssshhhttt. I’ll always have them – society needs me more. After all, I want to do my part!)
5.) And then there’s social media
Hey – I enjoy it! Plus I’m in charge of a Facebook group, so I have to be on constantly. Instagram? Yes. My business account that needs tending. Snapchat? Of course – how are my followers going to know I’m a real person?
6.) About that pesky pet sin
I know I have a problem, but honestly, I don’t have time to deal with it. It’s only a little thing, anyway. It’ll probably go away eventually. (Jealousy, lust, gluttony, greed, anger.)
7.) I’m not good enough
I’m too fat/too thin/too short/too shy/too loud/too pimply/too gangley that no one could ever truly love me for me. The negative self-talk is just how I roll. It’s how I keep myself humble, ya know?
Ya’ll, it’s time to spring clean our minds. We simply can’t do everything – which means we can’t THINK everything!
And I’ve got answers on how to spring clean your mind for focus.
How to spring clean your mind for focus
Beginning next week, March 20, the spring cleaning motivational team is tackling the subject of ridding our homes of seasonal grime and clutter. BUT – this program is a little different in that the first area we’re going to hit is – our minds!
For four weeks, four different bloggers will encourage you in these areas. Now wait…before you think we are going to clutter your email inbox, please know that you will get a
MOTIVATION MONDAY email
FOLLOW UP FRIDAY email.
Just two emails per week!
Are you ready to spring clean your mind now? Follow this link to learn how – I’ve been researching extensively. I have answers, and you and I need to get out of this boat!
What is YOUR biggest source of mental struggle? Answer here or in the comments below!