“The best time for new beginnings is now”
“It’s never too late for a new beginning!”
“This is the beginning of your next great adventure”
We’ve all seen the inspirational quotes on Pinterest, usually accompanied by a beautiful sunrise, or a butterfly, or a big open highway stretched out past the horizon line. The words may be slightly different, but the message is all too clear… if you’re not happy, start fresh
It’s FINALLY starting to feel like Spring here, and this time of year, even more so than January 1st, always feels like the true beginning of something. The Earth is coming back to life, animals are waking up, babies are being born, we’re all soaking up the sunbeams and you can feel their warm energies revitalizing everyone.
Spring cleaning, the act of getting rid of that which is no longer serving us, is arguably what makes this the best time of year. Winter is so strongly associated with comfort… comfort food, comfy clothes, comfy nights in, that we can become so used to those feelings we avoid tackling anything that could create tension (read: discomfort) in our lives. But the thing is, tension is SO GOOD for us, and is absolutely essential! If you want to develop or grow or mature, you need to live in the tension and learn how to work through it. Spring is such a natural time to tackle that project
Here at TD, we are actually moving to a new space this Spring, so those new beginning feelings are really been amplified for right now. We’ve found that this has become a mental as well as a physical endeavour, and we start to release ideas, practices, and yes, even products, that are no longer aligned with the vision we have for ourselves. We’re learning to leave things behind that are cluttering up our current space, which is only going to create more space for new and exciting things in the future. Yes, it’s really uncomfortable sometimes, and maybe a little sad, but it’s such an essential part of growth and development.
So, this month, while you’re cleaning out your basement or weeding your gardens, maybe start a mental list of any emotional Spring cleaning you’ve been avoiding as well.
- Holding onto a one way friendship that’s draining you?
- Harboring jealousy towards a friend or loved one and it’s negatively impacting your relationship?
- Dreaming of a goal but doing nothing to achieve it?
- Engaging with the world around you, or have you closed yourself off?
- Acknowledging what you need and asking for it?
These are just a few of the questions you could be asking yourself that will prepare you for that new beginning you’ve been dreaming of, by helping you realize what’s currently taking up too much space in your life.