Happy Spring everybody! Oh, how I’ve longed for this season to arrive. Truthfully, I long for spring to arrive every year because it is the season of renewal- from our gardens to our homes. This post was supposed to be part of my new series WAHM Tip Wedneday, but I decided to wait until spring, the season of renewal had arrived to share it!  We are all ready to open up the windows, chase some dust bunnies, do some gardening and welcome in this beautiful season. Before we do that, why not take a day or two right now when spring is fresh and brand new to refresh our soul? 

Spring Soul Refresh #wahm #blogger #selfcare

Some of you may be thinking I’m fine! It’s only the third month of this brand new year, I’ve got this. If that is you, I bid you happy spring and ask you to come back next week.  For the rest of us though- if this simple question do you need to refresh your soul? Intrigues you, read on!

Questions to help you decide if you need a soul refresh:

  • Do you feel tired or burned out, or unhappy in your current career or life?
  • Do you feel like you have way too much on your plate?
  • Do you feel you need to improve your overall health?
  • Do you think you need to let go of an obligation or relationship?
  • Do you struggle to stay in the moment preferring to dream of next month/season/year?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably need a soul refresh! The good news is you don’t have to stop your day to day activities to do this simple exercise; you just need to carve out some me time, say 15 to 30 minutes. I’ll share more tips in a moment, but first I want to share why I decided to share this with you today.

Spring bloom Hyacinths #refresh #smallbusiness tips

My Soul Refresh Moment:

I recently went through my own soul refresh and it was hard, but oh, so worth it! I had been overriding my gut on a situation I knew I needed to change, but I wasn’t emotionally ready to take that leap. I spoke to trusted family members and dear friends. I wrestled with this beast for many months because; emotionally I wasn’t prepared to admit defeat, which was the only way I could see it at first.  I knew I needed to let go of an obligation, which for me was quitting my Avon business.

Walking away from a business and brand I had been loyal to for years was quite a challenge. I didn’t want to be a quitter and there were aspects of the business I enjoyed, but it simply had to be done so that I could move forward in this season of my life refreshed. Once I made the call to Avon and terminated my account, I felt like a huge boulder had been lifted off my shoulders! I got my soul refresh started last Thursday. Now that I’ve freed up not only my time but my emotional and mental space, I’m free to invite newness into my life and it’s an amazing feeling to know you don’t have that obligation anymore. 

I Need a Soul Refresh, Now What?

The biggest step to reach a soul refresh is the hardest. You have to be honest with yourself and ask yourself the tough questions and you must listen to your answers! No one else can answer your questions but you. Give yourself time to really think about why you answered yes to my question(s) outlined above.

Did one question, in particular, resonate with you? Or did it make you ask your own question? Start there. Spend 15 minutes discovering all the why’s surrounding your reaction to that question. Take note of how you are feeling. Your gut won’t lead you from your truth. 

Focus on Today:

Sunrise Focus on Today #wahm tips

You can seek input from trusted loved ones, but at the end of the day- only you can free yourself from the burden(s) that are making you unhappy today. It’s okay to look forward to future events and to have goals and dreams, but we need to take care we don’t overlook all the “today’s” while reaching for our future.  This life lesson has been on my mind a lot lately because in network marketing you are playing the long game. It’s hard to see your day to day goals because there is always a shining new goal just beyond your reach. 

Make a Decision and write it down:

Write your decisions and goals down #planner #wahm

This is an important step in your soul refresh journey. Writing your solution down will help keep it top of mind and will serve as a written reminder of what you want to do in the near future. I don’t want you to take action until you are really sure that action won’t get you stuck in another sticky place! 

 Know when to Take Action:

We are unique individuals out here living life and doing our thing, so I can’t tell you when to take action any more than my family could tell me to quit Avon. Trust me; they saw the forest through the trees long before I did! It wasn’t as if I didn’t see the flaws in my business, I just wasn’t ready to take action. You will know when you are ready to take action to reach your goals. Plan today for your tomorrows! 

Easy Ways to Refresh your Soul Today:

  • Take a new way to and from work
  • Start a new Playlist
  • Go for a walk at your local park
  • Take a nap
  • Let go of one obligation
  • Call a friend
  • Eat an apple or favorite piece of fruit at lunch
  • Drink lemon water
  • Start a flower or herb container garden
  • Say Hi to your neighbor
  • Bake cookies
  • Give your spouse and extra-long hug
  • Laugh
  • Watch your kid’s favorite video with them
  • Buy fresh flowers just because
  • Try a new food
  • Go pet animals at your local shelter
  • Smile at everyone you see
  • Say please and thank you often
  • Change your internal dialog 

Be Kind To Yourself:

As I work to dismantle my Avon business, which has taken up a lot of physical space in my home, I have to be real honest and say- it hurts to let go of all those dreams and goals I had. I just keep saying “ I didn’t fail, this business model/company just wasn’t right for me here in this moment, in this town. I’m being extra kind to myself and you should do the same. Change is hard folks, no doubt about it, but oh so necessary for growth! 

I hope this post serves as a starting point for having a fantastic season! Everyone needs a good soul refresh from time to time and I can’t think of a better time to get started than today, the first Friday of spring. 

Please share in comments: Which soul refresh idea can you incorporate into your life today?

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