The change you wish to see in your life won’t happen without the change that you experience within yourself. Regardless of what your exact resolutions for the year are, it’s important to take care of both your body and soul in order to clear the path towards your bigger goals. While decluttering and redecorating your personal surroundings can work really well, you should not neglect yourself in the process. In the end, you are the most important factor when it comes to your happy and fulfilling life.
Write things down
A lot of people still frown upon the act of writing things down when you’re faced with some kind of an issue. Still, the visual benefits of all your chores, problems and desires are not to be underestimated. This can be the first step to your better self. Start with unpleasant things first. Put everything that bothers you in your life on the paper. We all go through life too busy to actually analyze what brings us down. Therefore, actually taking the time to think about this and make a note of it can help you with your focus. Once you have everything laid out before your eyes, you can start with issues that actually can be dealt with relatively quickly, such as better communication with your friends and family or even something as silly as a different way of doing your hair and makeup. Even the smallest changes can help if you feel strongly about them.
Start keeping a journal
This still involves writing but keeping a journal is quite different compared to writing your worries and problems down. The journal will help you keep track of your emotions. In general, people tend to hold on to negative feelings and memories as if the good ones never happened. This is where your journal comes in handy. You don’t have to write elaborate essays as if you’re keeping a diary. Simply make sure to write about the way something made you feel, especially if it was something pleasant. That way you’ll always have something to remind you just how wonderful this life is. What’s more, keeping a journal regularly can definitely encourage your creative side.
Implement serious changes
The way you see your physical self is tightly linked to the mental image of your being. It’s a lot harder to dive straight into resolving some inner issues compared to physical ones. In that respect, take a good look at your reflection. Is there anything that you want to change? And will a certain change make you happy? If the answer to both these questions is yes, it’s time to act. Of course, it’s all about baby steps. Give yourself time to adjust. For example, if you wish to lose weight, start changing up your diet gradually. If you want to get fit, engage in long walks and other physical activities that you find pleasant first. You might just want to go out more and be social, so if that’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at yourself, make that phone call and arrange a meeting with someone you like spending time with.
Remove the traces of past
We’ve all stored lots of negative energy in our bodies from the past, some of which we may not even be aware of. Spring is ideal time of the year to get rid of this. How to do it? Easy! Take care of your physical self as much as you take care of your mental self. In the same way you soothe your mind with pleasant music and positive thoughts take care of your skin with appropriate creams, lotions and moisturizers. Give your joints and muscles the benefits of regular exercise. If you want a complete transformation of your soul go through the complete transformation of your body. If this means getting rid of piercings, do it! Physical traces of the past may also include tattoos of old boyfriends or maybe even a scar from a negative and traumatizing life experience. Tattoos are not so easy to get rid of, but we are sure that by removing them you’ll feel better about your present all together. Just make sure you hire a professional for your tattoo removal and start cleansing your physical self as soon as you can. Physical improvements are as important as mental ones. Allas, the two are connected it the most mysterious of ways. Prevent any negative influence, be it mental or physical, from controlling your path in life.
It may not seem a lot, but it takes longer for your body and soul to get rid of clutter compared to your home or work space that you can thoroughly control. That’s precisely why you shouldn’t expect fast results or quick fixes. Take things slowly, one step at a time, and work your way up to a new, stronger and more beautiful self you’re proud to be.