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Six Simple Steps to

Spring Clean Your Emotions by Jocelyn Dietrich

The Spring season is such a beautiful time of renewal and growth not only for the weather and our garden but also for our soul and emotional health. For many people the winter months can feel dark, dull and long. It’s easy to feel pulled into the doom and gloom feelings and even easier to stay there. Well, I’m here to let you know that spring cleaning isn’t just for our household and wardrobe but can be easily tailored to our emotional health. The following is my six simple steps to spring clean your emotions and enjoy all of the blessings Spring and Spirit send our way. 1.Acceptance One of the first steps in working to balance our emotional health is difficult yet simple all at the same time. In order to work on our emotional health, we must acknowledge the emotions that we are feeling. Our goal should be to strive to accept them and acknowledge them as they come and go and try not to hold onto them. When we hold onto these emotions this is when they start to fester and potentially become a larger issue then they really are. It’s important to acknowledge where we feel these emotions in the body and identify them weather it be anger, anxiety, sadness etc. It’s also important to realize that we are not our emotions. We are not our anxiety, we are not our anger. Observe them, acknowledge them and let them pass. Remember, this is a life long journey and something we will all have to continually work on. 2.Let Go of Control After acceptance, another integral step in balancing our emotions is releasing the need to control any sort of outcome. Be open to whatever 14

that outcome may be and whatever will unfold. While routine and expectation can be beneficial – when it’s regimented it can be detrimental to healing. We become stuck on the never-ending hamster wheel relying to heavily on either our masculine or feminine energy rather than experiencing the bliss of duality and all that it can bring. Letting go of control doesn’t have to happen all at once. Allowing change to come in little by little makes a big difference in being able to balance our emotions. 3.Adventure I feel as if society and especially the adults in today’s society have forgotten what it was like to feel that child like sense of wonder. Some of us may have NEVER experienced adventure even in our childhood which is no fault of our own. This has made it quite difficult to feel and express our emotions as adults. What would it feel like doing a cannon ball into the pool?? What would it feel like to go camping, roast marshmallows, catch a fish and leave our phone and social media at home? We are so busy evaluating everything and making things picture perfect to share via social media – carefully curating each experience that we aren’t really experiencing adventure or lighthearted fun and sense of wonder. Adventure doesn’t have to be this big grand production – it can be as simple as taking a walk around the park, picking a flower and noticing the birds flying over head. If you do only one thing for your emotional health this season – please let it be an adventure! 4.Essential Oils I know essential oils might seem like “all the rage” right now however they have been put Apr / May 2019

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Infinity is a bi-monthly Health & Wellness Magazine, based in Ohio, USA, reaching globally to all corners of the Earth. Designed to promote...

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Infinity is a bi-monthly Health & Wellness Magazine, based in Ohio, USA, reaching globally to all corners of the Earth. Designed to promote...

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