5 Areas Of Your Life To Renew This Spring

renewIn the spirit of renewal, I paid my library fines this week and my delinquent behind is finally allowed to check-out and renew books again. Maintaining the spirit of renewal, I wrote this: a quick guide on certain areas of your life that could probably use some freshening up for the spring. It’s time to shake those winter woes.

  1. Your stagnant relationships. Pick a fool, any fool, and let them go. Know a person that no longer serves you in any way? Wave goodbye. Before you say you’ve known Person A forever, note that the thread of time is almost hardly ever strong enough to sustain a relationship. If you feel that 100% of the people in your life are necessary and conducive to your spirit (which is usually not the case), then, by all means, skip #1 and proceed directly to number 2.
  1. Your mental geography. Pick 3-5 areas of your life: romantic relationships, family, friendships, career paths, whatever. Consider your current position. Set an alarm for ten minutes and write down how you truly feel about where you are in those areas. Be real and be raw. You don’t have to know what to do with these truths yet. Just excavate them. Bring them to center. Put them on paper. You have my permission to (safely!) burn the paper afterwards.
  1. Your Workstation. Every hustler has a workstation. It could be your desk, a corner in your room, or your kitchen table. Wherever your workstation is, chances are, it’s time to freshen it up. Clean it: dust, wipe, and sanitize. Change the scenery desktop photo on your computer or tablet—add a little color or your new favorite selfie. Bring in some aromatherapy. Peppermint, lemon, basil, and evergreen are good for focus, while rosemary is rumored to help with relaxation. Celebrate with a solo dance party to Outkast “So Fresh So Clean.”
  1. Your Phone. Most of us reading this are millennials. And even if you’re not, in this day and age, our phones matter. Go through your contacts, delete “Anna (Chemistry)” with whom you haven’t spoken since your sophomore year group project. Read through your notes. In most cases you’ll find a gem: song lyrics, a blog post idea, a bangin’ caption for your next Instagram Photo. Delete your old photos and update your home and lock screens. Replay Outkast “So Fresh, So Clean.”
  1. Your Discomfort Zone. This may be the most important area of all. We should probably renew our discomfort zones every few months. Get in there and do something big! Whether it’s finally shaving your winter fuzz and wearing that dress, or not shaving and wearing that dress. Pitch that piece to that huge publication. Buy that ticket to New York City. Apply for that new position. You are not doing yourself any favors by shrinking your own worth. If you’re waiting for a sign, this is it. Go!

What are your favorite areas to spruce up for spring?

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  • Tanaye White

    This was JUST what I needed. Spring cleaning… err Self cleaning.

  • So many lines in this made me laugh! “Pick a fool, any fool, and let them go” and “finally shaving your winter fuzz” were my favs! LOL I’m in need of a hard shove out of my comfort zone so thanks for the nudge! :)

  • That’s right! It’s time to work! I struggle with the same thing. But every now and then I have a moment when I’m like hol’ up! I’m amazing! Fears aren’t even real! And LOL congrats on letting those fools go, girl!

  • Thank ya thank ya. Get to it, missy!!!

  • Thank you! 2 and 5 are the deep ones! So glad it was right on time!

  • Thanks Christina! :) ‘Preciate you!

  • Hey, whatever pace works for you! As long as you know what’s good! Thanks for commenting! We gon’ pray for you, girl!

  • Amber Janae

    “You are not doing yourself any favors by shrinking your own worth. If you’re waiting for a sign, this is it.
    Go!” I soooo needed to see this. This past week I’ve been really feeling like I need to let go of all of my fears and shrinking myself to believe that my visions aren’t possible. Thank you for sharing.
    P.S. I’ve picked a few fools and let em’ go LOL. :-) Great post! xoxo

  • Yess to #5! I love the phrasing. This is a truly great post. There are quite a few things in my discomfort zone that I need to get up and do. Thanks so much for writing :)

  • This is a fantastic post. Definitely going to be working on #2 and #5 as soon as possible. Thank you for sharing this, it came at the perfect time!

  • Christina Pettis

    I love this! I need to stop by and read your posts more often :)

  • Pick a fool, any fool…This couldn’t have come at a better time. #1 for me is a work in progress because for some reason, I can’t just cut it off but I have found that slipping away piece by piece works for me..for now. Yall just pray for me, k? Great post;)

  • Happy this list was helpful for you o be of service! :) #5 can be fun once you realize you’re unstoppable! :)

  • Thanks, Brittany! Hearing that my writing is applicable to others’ lives brings the best feeling! Good luck with your quests on #2 and #3! :)

  • Glad you enjoyed! #2 can be a renewal journey all on its own.

  • #4 is my favorite! I always feel so refreshed after cleaning out my phone. :)

  • Your Friend Brittany

    This list is so important! I did #1 a couple of years ago and it was so life changing. I plan to work on #2 and #3 immediately. Wonderful list!

  • I really needed to read this. I’m going to work on all of these but especially #5.


  • I really enjoyed reading this post. I think I’ll start on #2 today. Thanks, Roconia!

  • thebayarean

    Really looking forward to #3 and #4. The others are more challenging, but doable :)


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