Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Joe Kiedinger
Well, it may not look like it outside right now, but spring is officially here! After a long, cold and snowy winter, I think it’s about time for the weather to start warming up. Even though it may seem like it sometimes, I have to remember that winter really isn’t permanent! Before I know it I’ll be out boating, grilling and taking trips up to the family cabin. Also, this time of year always seems to bring about an urge to do some spring cleaning.
You know, how every now and then it feels so good to purge some clutter from your desk? It’s almost like a burden is lifted and you can concentrate better. And in my case it feels like it allows more creativity to stream in.
Now, I’ll admit it, when I first sit down to clear things out of my space, it feels like a monumental task. I really don’t look forward to it, but I know the reward out-measures the few minutes of “ick”.
Similarly, it’s good to take the opportunity to do some spring cleaning in other areas of your life. Set aside at least ten to twenty minutes this week to just think, without distraction. What’s working for you right now? What’s not? Now is a great time to purge any bad habits and welcome in some new ones. And just like the feeling you get with a clean desk, your mind will be free from burdens and open to new possibilities!
ACTION PLAN: Time to get cleaning!