Every year, most of us have this annual tradition of doing spring cleaning, clearing up the unimportant things like letters from previous lovers. It’s a good habit to have, but we might want to add something to our ritual. Maybe, we can also try emotional spring cleaning.
Emotional Spring Cleaning Starts With An Honest Assessment
When we spring clean, we take out the negative junk in our space to make room for positive ones or make our environment more comfortable. With emotional spring cleaning, we need to take a look at our life with our partner and our relationship to see what needs fixing. Here’s how you can do it:
1. Assess With Honesty
Take off your rose-tinted glasses and see your relationship for what it really is. If things are not okay right now, then it’s a chance for you to see what’s really lacking. Even if you’re not undergoing arguments lately, you have to remember that there’s always something to improve.
2. Do An Emotional Inventory
After your honest assessment, you have to check the things that are lacking. For example, do you think that your relationship needs more kindness? Or, maybe it needs more of your and your partner’s attention? Talk about it with each other so you can settle on the aspects of your relationship that needs improvement.
3. Follow Through
Whatever you talk about, you have to do. In spring cleaning, if you agree on throwing out or donating items with sentimental value (meaning that it is hard to do), you still have to do it in order for everything to be more organized and positive. It is the same in your emotional spring cleaning. If you talk about spending more time with each other and eliminating doing activities that aren’t important, then do it.
Everyone should do emotional spring cleaning at least once or twice a year. If you think that you need to clean up your relationship more often, then you can do emotional spring cleaning as many times as you want. For more relationship tips and reviews, read other posts on the blog.