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Spring: Prune Possessions & Make Space

Written By: Leah Morris

Here in Minnesota Nature is walking up from her winter slumber. The snow is melting, and the temperatures are warming up. Bird's sweet songs can be heard again, and the squirrels are out in abundance. The seasonal shift-natures transformation has begun.

Nature is always a great reminder and so darn good at grounding us. When we get off track, need to adjust or just reset we need to follow natures lead. Life like nature is made up of seasons. With every season, changes occur and are vital for survival and growth.

Spring is a great reminder that we need to prepare our environment to nourish whatever it is we want to grow, then when it’s growing, we must keep other things from crowding out, and stealing the resources from our ‘crops’.

The most important reasons for pruning are:

  • to achieve a better shape and habit

  • to keep within the limits of its situation

  • remove what is in the way (negative thoughts or sagging/too small clothes)

  • promote health (always remove what is dead, weak or diseased)

  • encourage flowering

  • achieve more, better and bigger fruit

  • rejuvenate

  • for improved safety (not impeding the access or view);

  • remove unwanted growth (suckers from roots or trunk. These can be people or processions :)

We are all part of Nature. Like plants, people also need to prune.

What items in your life are taking up too much space?

What possessions are holding you back in the past and not allowing you to grow as intended?

Pruning is one of the most important ways of keeping healthy. You must prune off the diseased or dead parts. By removing thin and weak branches, other branches get more light and the plant remains healthy- producing more flowers and fruit. As people we continually acquire items and hold onto old ideas and thoughts limiting our growth and depleting us from our potential.

What processions are you going to prune today? Remember these could be physical, mental, or emotional.

Founder & Chief Organizer @Mindfully Minimized

Mindfully Minimized is a holistic organizational solution company committed to helping people clear the clutter from their lives. Based in Minneapolis, Mindfully Minimized was founded by owner and chief organizer Leah Morris who works alongside her clients to help them with their challenging spaces to create a beautifully organized home focused around their intention. Leah is a professional organizer, decluttering expert, speaker & coach. She is committed to helping people declutter their lives to focus on what they love. With her passion for providing solutions to problems and serving others she is able to transform spaces to be more clam, purposeful, sustainable, and joyously livable. Check out her website or you can also follow her on Instagram or on facebook.

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