If you are anything like me, this time of year is the only time you get a bit excited, OK, maybe not excited, enthusiastic perhaps, about cleaning.
What is it about Spring that sparks the urge to clean?
I’ve been going through a rather radical decluttering process at home recently, having a huge sort out of everything and looking at what can either be sold, donated, recycled or just skipped! Although it is a big job, I’ve come up with an easy approach that means it doesn’t feel overwhelming but still achieves results.
In short, one task a day, every day for a month – before I know it, the whole house will be decluttered, which I know will not only feel hugely satisfying, but will also allow me to focus on other things. Being tidy and losing the clutter I find brings clarity.
What on earth has this got to do with work life though you might ask?
Simple really, spring cleaning isn’t just about home life. I’m not suggesting that you take a duster to the office or anything, although a good way to start would be to ensure your work space is tidy and clear.
I’m really talking about spring cleaning your approach to work and regaining your focus if you have lost your way a little. This happens to us all. We get bogged down in things and we feel like we are on a treadmill we can’t get off, or fighting a fire we can’t put out.
It’s time to go back to basics. Here are a few things you can try:
Happy spring cleaning and let us know how you get on!