While spring doesn’t officially start until March 21, I saw a photo from a friend of daffodils blooming and I just couldn’t wait another week to share this again.
There is a special energy that comes with spring and for me it is accentuated by a number of things. First, my birthday comes along which triggers lots of memories and favorites. For example, daffodils. While it’s not a flower that blooms in Hawaii, I have always seen it as my birthday flower since my early childhood birthdays were in Kansas City, MO.
My birthday also occurs very near Easter each year so the idea of renewal was always a part of my “birthday season”. Along with renewal comes the idea of “spring cleaning” which for me has become a time for organizing. I do like organization, in many forms, but at this time in particular it takes on a more personal meaning and introspection as well as getting “physical” and clearing space to allow for more calm and creativity. Spring cleaning and organizing can also be a cathartic exercise, as you may find yourself coming face-to-face with things that have been stored away which now only weigh you down and removing them lifts a tremendous burden off your heart and mind. While it can sometimes look like an impossible and daunting task, time spent organizing – whether it be your home, office, or mind – is time well spent. Here are a few ideas on how and where to start. Just find what fits your style.
Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen, 2001, Penguin Books
Organize Now, by Jennifer Ford Berry, 2010, Betterway Home/F+W Media, Inc.
Also, to make the task a little more inspiring, diffuse your favorite essential oil wherever you are working to motivate and uplift you.
until next time…