This month starts off with April Fool's Day, and Easter. Also, Tax Day is just around the corner. Some of us with children, may have upcoming Proms and Graduation's that we're preparing for. Many of us will begin our "Spring Cleaning". Something else may happen this month that we're not always aware of, and that is Spring Fever. Many articles have been written about this. It's important to know what to watch out for in order to maintain emotional balance, while still enjoying the season. Keep in mind that adults aren't the only one's vulnerable to this. Children can experience it too, and helping them understand and navigate through it, is important. Take some time to plan out this month. Create a Task List for the month of April. Write down everything you "need" to do, as well as all of the things that you "want" to accomplish. Once you have everything on the list, take another look at it. Evaluate it to make sure that it's balanced and realistic.
Spring Cleaning Tips:
Pace Yourself - Everything doesn't have to get done all at once.
Be Realistic - Take in consideration any limitations you may have, or time constraints.
Ask for Help - If other's live in your house, then don't be afraid to ask for help where you need it.
Clear the Clutter - Let go of all clutter within you. Let go of resentment, anger, worries beyond your control, etc.
Room/Area of the Month:
The entryway to our home, is one of the first things we and others see upon entering. What do you see when you open the door, looking in? If you've never considered this, then go outside and take a good look when you re-open your door. How do you feel? How does it smell? How do you think other's feel, or see it? Does it seem inviting, or do you want to run away from it?
Get rid of all clutter in this area. Find, or create organizing solutions for items that need to remain there. Consider any artwork, or accessories you are displaying, and if you want to make any changes. Use baskets and/or tote bags for storing things you need by the front door. If you have a closet in this area, make sure you're using it to it's full ability.
Finally, create a Plan of Action. Write it all down. Keep it simple. Using what you have, and some imagination, you can create an entryway that is inviting and functional for you, your family, and guests.