It's officially spring! Although the weather hasn't yet begun to feel much like it, spring is here and with it will come a fresh start to the world; flowers will bloom, trees will regain their leaves, and things will feel green and new.
Oftentimes, spring brings with it a tendency to reevaluate. This manifests itself in the habit of "spring cleaning." We go through storage and streamline our closets, paring things down and getting rid of anything that no longer feels necessary. This requires us to look at the past, asking ourselves "what worked and what didn't?" Then we look to the future and ask ourselves, "what I am hoping for next?" Spring cleaning can be something we do emotionally as well as physically, looking at the habits, routines, and people in our lives and determining what is good for us, and what we may need to move on from.
A great example of this took place at the Carmichael Psychology spring party. I treated my associates to appetizers and laid back fun on a Sunday afternoon as a "spring cleaning" of sorts. It gave me a chance to communicate my appreciation for what is going well, and also to share my vision for the future of the company.
Spring cleaning is often positive and refreshing, but sometimes it can also be painful, especially if it comes in the form of a breakup. Ending a relationship, even when it's clearly the right thing to do, is hard. So many strong emotions come up that people often become lost in the pain, not knowing how to sooth themselves. For these reasons, I wrote an article called "
The Breakup Survival Guide
," which was featured on Anxiety.org. In the article, I suggest a number of simple, straightforward ways for those experiencing heartache to find relief fast. The feedback from this article was so positive, that Anxiety.org hosted a Reddit "Ask me Anything" (AMA), in which I answered dozens of questions, as well as a WebEx live event. Check below for more information about this event.
I invite you to read and share your own thoughts in the comments.
Whatever you're working through in your life, whether it's a breakup or a reevaluation of your career, know that I'm at your service. If you ever feel inclined, you can hit "reply" to this email and tell me what you're struggling with, what's on your mind, or ask me any questions you may have. I live for helping people reach their potential, and I know you too can break through your biggest roadblocks and create the life you deserve.