Five Tips to Spring Clean Your Life
When I started Exclusively Ego, my underlying mission was to help women feel their best by improving their confidence. Of course, this has been mostly through style, but the more experience I get, the more I realize that there are countless ways I can help women achieve a higher vibration.
If you know me, you know I’m a self-help junkie. I love listening, reading, and learning new ways to better myself (and others) all by changing and improving daily habits. While the new year is always a great time to set resolutions, I never let those ideas limit me from evolving and improving on a daily basis.
These five tips are things that you can implement into your life TODAY. So, what are you waiting for?
1. Get rid of anything that doesn’t make you feel fabulous
While my expertise is clothes and closets, this applies to anything in your home. Still drinking coffee out of that chipped and stained mug your co-worker gave you? Can’t seem to let go of that faded cardigan that you should have donated years ago? Do it now. Little changes can make a huge difference. Trust me, it is oh, so worth it.
2. Set boundaries (and respect them)
This has been a game changer in the last two weeks. As a “yes person”, I thrive on making others happy, never really realizing how much damage it does to me. With my schedule only getting busier with time, I recently decided that I would only accept requests for coffee meetings, collaboration invitations, and other creative (aka, non-critical) work for Fridays. This has allowed me to leave the rest of the week for me and my priorities (business and personal).
3. Break up with people that no longer serve you (or never did)
This one’s huge, and probably the hardest to do. As an introvert, I don’t have a lot of friends. While some people feel sorry for me, this has been a choice growing up, and it’s honestly the best thing for me. However, there are still people in my life that need a little bit of a reality check every once in a while. If there’s a person that you cringe at the sound of their voice, brings you down by receiving a call from them, or simply doesn’t align with you and your life goals, it might be time for a change. The best thing you can do is be completely honest, you never know, you might be opening their eyes to a new world of positivity and improvements.
4. Make your health a priority
As a mom, it seems like a natural ability to put me last. The last one to eat, the last one to shower, and the last one to get any me-time. I started making my health a priority when I realized that I wouldn’t be able to help anyone if I wasn’t healthy enough to do so. I enrolled at a gym last year, and slowly but surely have made it a habit to go at least four days a week. I also recently signed up for unlimited yoga. I went to five classes last week. I call that a win for sure!
If you’re like me, you spend hours a day scrolling through Instagram, Facebook (sometimes), and YouTube checking in on people’s lives, businesses, and projects. Minutes quickly turn into hours, and before you know it, you wasted valuable time doing absolutely nothing. I realized that after spending even 10 minutes on Instagram, my mood would go down dramatically. I found myself sad, anxious and frustrated with myself. I realized that I was comparing myself to others, and I needed to change that, FAST. Now, I try to stay off social media until at least noon. This gives my brain a break and leaves my most creative time to work on actual work. I also try to limit my time to three increments of 10 minutes (if you’re not a math whiz, that’s 30 minutes total). Seems impossible, but it is, and its life-changing.