It’s spring time! And spring time means not only flowers blooming and sunshine, but cleaning. Spring cleaning is not necessarily the funnest task in the world. But it always feels good.
You get to dust away cobwebs and get rid of stuff you don’t need. Because let’s face it, stuff always inevitably collects and gets forgotten.
And clearing it out makes space for other, more important things.
Because we all only have so much space in our lives. This includes physical space, but also mental and emotional space. When you say yes to something, you’re saying no to something else. And we’d rather fill our space with things we either love or need rather than useless crap. Am I right?
So, this is your chance! We’re going to do some spring cleaning.
But, I’m not talking about your home or your closet.
I’m talking about your life and your wedding.
Because it’s not just the physical stuff that needs to get cleaned, it’s the daily things. It’s the more intangible, bigger things that affect how clean your life (and your wedding) is and how happy you are.
Now there are a bunch of areas where we could do some spring cleaning, but I’m going to focus on just 2. These are 2 big areas that you come into contact with every day. And these are 2 areas that you likely need to do some spring cleaning on. Because these not only affect the planning of your wedding, but your whole life and your happiness.
2 Areas to Spring Clean Your Wedding and Life Right Now
#1 – Your email
If you’re anything like me, you live in your email. It’s how you communicate.
And your email is one of those areas that just collects stuff. You get so many emails, right? I certainly do. Newsletters, sales, travel deals, work stuff, wedding stuff….
And let’s face it, you don’t read them all. Some you save for later use. Some you hold off on until you’re ready. And others just sit there because you’re not sure what to do with it.
But, it doesn’t matter, email collects.
It just piles up and gets added to every day. And as it collects, you forget. And your emails gather dust.
Now organization is different for different people. Some people like a super clean 0 inbox. Others have 10 million emails in their inbox. But, regardless you want to be organized.
Because being organized means you have what you need. You’re clear. And that makes you feel confident. And with confidence everything is easier and happier.
Just think about your wedding or that project you’re working on. When you aren’t muddled with extraneous things or looking at a ton of things, everything is much clearer and easier to do. Which makes you a happy camper.
And to be organized you need your email to be clean. So, what does that mean?
It’s time to dust your email off and review what you have in there.
Respond to what you need to. Keep and store the things you want to keep. And then delete everything else.
It’s like your closet. If you haven’t worn that dress in a year, you’re likely not going to wear it in the future. So, you get rid of it.
If you haven’t done anything with that email you held on to, get rid of it. This applies to all your email including your wedding email.
Collecting a whole bunch of stuff that doesn’t apply or matter to you just takes up space.
And remember, we only have so much space in our lives. You spend a lot of time in your email. We all do. But, don’t make your email something that takes a lot of space in your life.
Because really let’s be honest, your email is not where you want to spend your time. You’d much rather be doing something else (anything else) than toiling away in your email.
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#2 – Your relationships
Your relationships are what support you. These people in your life are meant to cheer you on, give you a kick in the butt or a hug when you need it.
Your relationships are key to your happiness or unhappiness.
The good ones are easy, like breathing. The wrong ones make your life harder and stress you out.
And like your email, your relationships can gather dust.
You can forget why this person is in your life. Or continue a relationship just because you’ve always had it.
So, it’s time to spring clean your relationships. Because it’s not something we look at very often, if at all. But, your relationships are such a big part of your life.
The better they are, the better your life will be.
And in turn everything else, including wedding planning.
So, look at the people you surround yourself with. Does being around them bring you joy? Do they make your life easier? Do they truly care about you? And do you truly care about them?
Or are you always fighting? Does talking to them stress you out or upset you? Do you wish things were different? Do you wish they were different? Is it superficial?
Depending on where you fall out, it might be time to make a hard decision.
Let go of those toxic relationships that don’t benefit you or make your life happy. It can be difficult especially with those who have been in your life for a long time. But, bad relationships are taxing. And they take up space where you could have room for something or someone else.
You may also find that you have relationships that have fallen to the wayside. Maybe that’s ok. Or maybe there are ones that you haven’t kept up with that you would like to rekindle. People that you’ve strayed from because of distance or time. But, people you really care about.
Now is the time to think through your relationships and surround yourself with only the people who actually support you, who make you happy. And if you’re planning your wedding, this is especially important not only to help you with your guest list, but with making decisions like your wedding party.
Remember, you only have so much space in your life. Don’t waste your time with those who don’t add joy to your life.
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Ok, I know that was a biggie. As I said before, spring cleaning is never easy or necessarily fun. But the result is HUGE. Cleaning your email will get you organized and make everything else including planning your wedding easier. And surrounding yourself with people who truly love and care for you will make everything you do so much happier. Take some time and work through it. It will make a big difference.
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