I read this post on FabFitFun’s page about Mental Spring Cleaning. I think it’s a great idea to declutter our minds, especially while in isolation during this pandemic.
Now that many of us have been in isolation for a week or more, it’s easier to recognize things in our lives that have been causing too much negative places in our thoughts. Now that we’ve been forced to distance from most people,
I am sure you can tell who has been a source of stress. I know I have. If you can stop contact with that person or at the very least limit your interactions with him or her. Remember when you do interact that you are in control of your reactions when your buttons are pushed.
It is time to step back and examine the things that bring you joy. Eliminate things that do not. Add things to your daily routine that help bring you peace.
For instance I enjoy quiet time in the morning before anyone else wakes up to have my tea, read or write and just be. Just me and the cats. It’s been an essential part of my day now that Ralph isn’t working.
One thing I have noticed that is bad for me is over-following politics. My emotions run too high, so I am trying to step back from all the arguments and the hate that surrounds the current political scene. It’s definitely not easy to do this as it’s in my face everywhere. And I always have this urge to point out the other side of things. And yes, there is always something happening on the other side that is being ignored by whichever side that is complaining.
Those are the big things I am working on as I declutter my mind. Can you think of anything else that would be beneficial to get rid of in the landscape of my brain? Yes, I do have one. The tests I’ve had proved it. I was in doubt myself at times. LOL!
Love, Peace and Light! Rita