Spring is only five days away and you know what that means… time to clean. Spring cleaning is a common tradition practiced by many people. Taking some time to clean up around the house is an excellent way to kick winter goodbye and start the new season off right. Now most people usually keep their houses rather clean but if your anything like me some of those hard to reach or difficult to clean places tend to get “overlooked”. So taking some time out of your schedule to give your house that deep clean it deserves is not only good for you but it’s also good for your house. If you need some tips on cleaning your house I have added a link below with a great PowerPoint to help you out.
Tips for spring cleaning: http://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/cleaning-tips/advice/g601/spring-cleaning-tips/
A day without social media
Pretty much every person in the United States now has one form of social media. Whether they use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. many of us are obsessed with staying connected. This has led to many changes in our society from the way we interact with one another to where we get our news. Now I am not saying that the changes that have come with social media are a bad thing. But there are plenty of negative aspects that have developed in our connected world. From people being distracted and not completing tasks they need to, problems with self-esteem, and people not interacting with others in the real world. So let’s take a step back in time and go one whole day without social media. This will not only be good for your health but may even be a fun way to see what life was like a mere 20 years ago. If you would like to learn more on the positives and negative aspects of social media I have added a link below to an article on BBC on the subject.
Many people are constantly busy working to support themselves and their families, and taking some time to treat themselves frequently gets left behind. So in the next 30 days I would love for everyone to go out of their way to treat themselves. Treating yourself can be anything you want from buying that item that you have been wanting for a while, going to see a new movie, taking a day and relaxing, going out to eat, the possibilities are truly endless.
Start a Daily Journal from Hudson Jones
I recently started journaling as a way to decompress and organize my thoughts. At first I was intimidated. I didn’t know what to write and I felt awkward expressing my feelings in pen and ink. But as time went on my journal became a haven for my inner world, and writing became second nature. Now I write about what is on my mind every night before I fall asleep, and it puts all of my anxious thoughts to rest. When I read back through old journal entries I get to know myself as if I were the main character of book. By reliving the chapters of my life I learn from them. So here’s my challenge to you – start a daily journal! Even if it’s awkward at first don’t let that stop you. As you get more comfortable writing you will find it to be a therapeutic outlet for your thoughts and feelings, and a catalogue of life events that you can look back on. Happy journaling!
Stay Inspired from Hudson Jones
For many of us daily life is a grind and staying inspired about it can be difficult. But inspiration for what we do is what keeps us energetic and excited for each day. To stay positive it is important to tap into what you love. For example, if you love to cook then going out to eat can be an inspirational experience. Tasting the ingredients of a carefully crafted dinner plate might be exactly what you need to inspire you to get back into the kitchen and create a beautiful dish of your own. Likewise, focusing on something that you enjoy at work is more inspiring than getting distracted by what irks you. Choosing to seek out inspiration takes time and effort but it pays off in the end. Take some time to tap into what you love and stay inspired!