Spring is here and every season tradition compels us to dig through the closet and get rid of things that don’t fit anymore, or maybe go through our garage, basement, or attic and throw out things we no longer use. However, few of us turn to this routine when it comes to our personal lives.
So here are three ways to help you spring into a better life.
Review Your Circle of Friends
There are some friends who have been around since childhood and then there are those we’ve just met. Some make us laugh, others make us smarter, but there are those who drag us down; those negative influences that push us in the wrong direction. They get you to do the things you don’t want to do. It might be substance abuse, wasting money, or a bad relationship. Now is the time to shed yourself of this baggage. Be honest and explain why you will be “unfriending” them. Explain that this is about getting your life in order. It may not be easy, but it is necessary.
Review Your Social Media Feed
The past presidential season and the ongoing partisan divide in America continues to fuel harsh rhetoric across many social media platforms. It’s always good for people to vent and have an audience for their views, but for many of us, the noise is overwhelming. In addition, there are some updates and photos that have grown a little tired. After a long day at work, getting worked up over what you see on your timeline may not be the healthiest thing. So consider the “unfriend” or “unfollow” buttons again. This is an easy fix with just a click and a swipe.
Review Your Resolutions
According to a University of Scranton researcher, only 8% of us achieve our New Year’s resolutions. We start off with a bang and then drift away from our goals. It might have been a desire to lose weight or find a new job. Now’s the time to dust off your list and get back on the wagon. Recall why you set the goals in the first place. You might consider adjusting your expectations and your timeline, but get going again. After all, if the flowers will soon be flourishing with the embrace of warmer temperatures, why can’t you?