As much as I love to grow beautiful flowers, sometimes it just does not work. I’m not sure if it’s the soil I use, too much water, not enough nurturing (I’ve heard that if you talk to your plants, they’ll grow…hmm..), or maybe I just don’t have the Martha Stewart touch. Regardless, I do what I can, and as I am pulling out the dead leaves from underneath my plant, I realized that sometimes we need to do a little weeding out of our lives. At this point, I decided it would be a good time to research the definition of what Spring Cleaning actually meant. Here’s what Dictionary.Com says:
the activity of giving a place a complete cleaning:
Of course, Spring Cleaning refers to the cleaning of one’s house, but I feel that in order to grow to our full potential, we must clean out the dusty, overgrown, malnourished, worn out, used up, filthy, stagnant, dead facets of this complicated thing we call—Our Life.
Self-Of course this facet has several sub sections attached to it including, but not limited to, Body, Beauty, and Attitude.
Let’s begin with Body-There are things we love and things we hate, but most of them we can control. I’m talking about weight, my friends! Spring cleaning this department takes much time, effort, and determination. If you’re unhappy with the way your body looks in the mirror, join a gym, begin by scheduling time to walk around your neighborhood, borrow a workout dvd from a friend, get a workout buddy, etc. We all have our moments of unhappiness regarding our body size (I’m even talking to the skinny-minis out there!), but if we don’t start somewhere…we’re never going to get anywhere. (As I write this, I am indulging in a tea-cup of vanilla bean ice cream…but please see my post on appreciation before you call me out on my hypocrisy).
Second subsection is Beauty-This relates directly to the Body section we just spoke about. If you have troubled skin, you may be washing your face incorrectly, or you may have un-even skin tone, whatever it is…it can be managed and improved! You just need to know which products to use in order to be most effective and cost efficient. Some women think they need to have tons of make-up on their face to feel beautiful. Ladies, a lot of men I speak with like women with…can you believe it…LESS. Yes, the whole “less is more” is actually beneficial. So, go for a tinted moisturizer in place of a full-coverage concealer, throw on a light blush, and brush on some brown mascara (brown makes you look tanner.yay!) Your skin will love you for this breather from heavy make-up. Try this for about 2 months and let me know how it’s working out. Please, if you have thousands of compliments, you’ll have to include it on our Facebook Page 🙂
Third section is Attitude– Would you believe that your attitude can have a profound effect upon your life? The great thing is…both Body and Beauty improvements can greatly affect your attitude about life. You’ll be walking with a spring in your step! On a more serious note, your attitude is seen by everyone and in your body language. You don’t even have to say anything and people can tell if you’re irritated, angry, frustrated, happy, flirty, and the list goes on. Your emotions and attitudes will communicate how you really feel before you verbalize it, so you’ll want to keep it in check.