It’s finally Spring! It’s now the traditional time to start Spring Cleaning – and that extends much further than just your house. Your business, body and whole life will benefit from a touch of attention and some cleaning activities over the next week – it’ll leave you feeling happy, powerful and ready for the next quarter!
- Cleanse Your Diet
After the sweet, lofty foods of Winter, your taste buds are probably starting to crave salt, sugar and fat. This is an excellent signal that it’s time to spring clean your diet! A mild cleanse will rid yourself of cravings in no time, so cut down on refined carbohydrates, alcohol, sugar and caffeine as much as you can. Focus on eating good portion sizes – overeating is very common in the Winter – and pack your diet with healthy choices like fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, grains and lean protein. With all the delicious Spring produce in the shops, this needn’t be too hard, and it’ll leave you feeling rejuvenated and energetic to pour more energy into your business success!
- Set New Habits
Spring is also a great time to set some new habits, or get rid of old ones. Most people are constantly dehydrated, for example, so aiming to drink more water and hydrate your cells will be valuable. Set yourself a realistic target, such as drinking 2 litres per day, and mark yourself off every day until it becomes a habit. You may need to change some behaviors – try keeping water with freshly squeezed lemon nearby instead of soda, for example. Other new habits could be exercising more, making time to socialize each week, reading more, or kicking habits such as biting your nails.
- Cancel Stress
Are you feeling stressed? Stress is a horrible state – it is a powerful force linked to chronic anxiety and weight gain, and everyone deals with it differently so there is no easy one-size-fits-all way to get rid of it. The key is to find what works for you. Does going for a walk help to relieve the symptoms? Do you feel better talking about it? Some people find journaling helps, or using positive mantras. Even just a hot bath might help you rest and relax, and leave you feeling more able to cope with the stress. Find a way that works well for you this month so that you are in the best place to approach Spring.
- Set Targets
What are your goals for the next quarter? Think about some targets that you’d like to achieve before the Summer. They could be home related, business related or personal, but make sure they are SMART goals – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely. Write your goals down somewhere that you can review them often and keep yourself motivated towards them!
- Take Action
Look at your goals list; and pick one or two things that you can make a start towards right now. It could be that you want to hire help in your home, or find new business staff to delegate tasks to, or you want to start doing Facebook Lives. You could be aiming to sign new clients, or create recurring profit streams. Whatever your goals are, position yourself in your feminine power and start to take steps towards achieving them. If you are feeling overwhelmed and do not know where to start, try making a list of the steps you need to take to achieve that goal. For example, for hiring help, your list may be to write an advertisement, to shortlist applications, to hold first interviews, to shortlist the interviewees, to hold second interviews, to offer the job to someone, and to train them. Tackling each individual step can feel a lot less daunting than trying to hire someone in one step!
- Get Help
It is not possible to do everything yourself. Whether it’s help at home or in your business, a mentor, other entrepreneurs or a group of supportive friends or family, everyone needs a support network to keep them going – and a support network to teach them and stretch them. Work out the areas that you could benefit from someone else’s experience and expertise, and find a way to make that happen. It could be a mentor, some intensive or long-term coaching, or a course or two specifically on areas that you are trying to focus on. If you are ready to find the next right course for you, then check out the 8 courses you can choose from in The School of Feminine Fortune.