Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    Dear readers, Since it’s the month of Holy week, I want to reflect on the 7 deadly sins that most Catholics and Christians take for granted. It is almost the opposite of the 7 Catholic virtues which are chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness and humility. Growing up and to these days, I always practice some of these virtues, [...]

    Read full post »


Visitors to Pinoytimes



Page added on April 27, 2019

Email this to a friendEmail This Post Email This Post                      Printable versionPrint This Post Print This Post

Spring Cleaning Your Life

Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar

“After the winter comes the spring to show us that in everything there’s always renewal divinely planned-flawlessly perfect, the work of God’s hand. And just like the seasons that come and go, when the flowers of spring lie buried in snow, God send to the heart in its winter of sadness a springtime awakening of new hope and gladness.” – Helen Steiner Rice

April is so full of dazzling sunlight, the earth seems greener and resurrection is this month’s signature. The season of darkness diminishes as the season of light increases in strength. Pansies, tulips, daffodils and lilacs burst with colour in the garden.

Come springtime, the first thought that comes to each household is to give thorough spring cleaning of their homes, room by room and top to bottom. At this time, people deep cleans carpet and upholstery, deep cleans windows, clean chimney and fireplace, clean drapes and curtains as well as clear out gutters.

Spring cleaning isn’t just about the house. Spring cleaning ones personal life could make a person feel better if toxic relationships that infects with negativity and bad influence are gotten rid of. Toxic relationship drain a person’s energy. Don’t underestimate how they can affect one’s mood, physical energy and overall zest for life. Over time it could also affect one’s self esteem. None of us wants to see friends and family as having a negative influence in our lives, but if they are holding us back from truly being happy and fulfilled, we need to take a hard look at the role they play.

Coupling of busyness and maturity result in a lack of patience or need for those people who don’t add positivity to our life. Focus to have higher standards about everything including having to choose people to spend time with is significant.

The state of a person’s physical body affects both how he/she think or feel. One won’t feel energized and inspired by skipping exercise and overloading the body with processed foods and chemicals. Many people experience common symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, irritability and difficulty in concentrating and don’t realize they are connected to diet and lifestyle choices. Commit to a one-to four week “spring cleaning” where you clean up your diet by eliminating fast food , processed foods, canned foods, white flour, white sugar and red meat. At the same time, increase water intake and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. This will give your body your much needed break , especially the liver, one of the main organs responsible for cleaning the body of everyday toxins.

Career and professional life may require a more subtle approach as opposed to quick “cleaning.” One likely won’t be able to do anything drastic given the need for an assured income. Professional life has a big impact on a person’s identity and self esteem. We spend more time at work than we do with our friends and family.

One of the best ways we can majorly refresh ourselves and our lives is to remember and to give thanks to what we already have. This spring, start a gratitude journal. There’s no better way to feel positive in one’s life than to reflect on what we already have.









RELATED STORIES

  • No Related Post


LATEST HEADLINES

COMMUNITY NEWS

Interim Pathway for Caregivers sa Canada Bukas na Ngayon thumbnail Interim Pathway for Caregivers sa Canada Bukas na Ngayon
$125,000 available for non-profit initiatives to support affordable housing residents thumbnail $125,000 available for non-profit initiatives to support affordable housing residents
RBC Royal Bank recognized for its work with newcomers to Canada thumbnail RBC Royal Bank recognized for its work with newcomers to Canada
STATEMENT ON THE INTRODUCTION  OF FILIPINO LANGUAGE AND CULTURE AT ALBERTA SCHOOLS STARTING 2020 thumbnail STATEMENT ON THE INTRODUCTION OF FILIPINO LANGUAGE AND CULTURE AT ALBERTA SCHOOLS STARTING 2020

PINOY STORIES

Philippines not asking help from China, says DFA chief thumbnail Philippines not asking help from China, says DFA chief

HAVE YOUR SAY

HAVE YOUR SAY Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, dolor sit ipsum.

PROMOTIONAL BLOCK

PROMOTIONAL BLOCK Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, dolor sit ipsum.

TRAVEL NEWS



PINOY TOONS


Tags