Every year as spring approaches, we feel a fresh wave of motivation and a desire to clean. This isn’t limited to just our homes: spring gives us an opportunity to clean and streamline all parts of our life – including our professional endeavors. To spring clean as an entrepreneur, you’ll need to set new goals, clear out your work area, organize your inbox, and get rid of things that do not serve you.
Remove What Doesn’t Serve You
Use the springtime as an opportunity to get rid of tasks, objectives, events, and habits that don’t serve you. Examine these aspects of your day and ask yourself, “How does this help me achieve what I’m aiming for?” and “How much time is this taking me each day?” Letting go of things that do not serve you can help you focus on what truly matters.
Organize Your Inbox
Have you ever considered that the state of your inbox might be limiting your productivity or weighing you down? Emails can pile up quickly – especially when you’re occupied with other aspects of your business. It’s easy to become disorganized and let those messages accumulate until it becomes overwhelming. To stay organized, consider setting up separate folders and labels in your inbox. Or set aside some time in your calendar to focus solely on inbox maintenance. Staying ahead of your inbox, whichever method you use, will save you time and headaches down the road.
Clear Out Your Work Area
Spring is a great time to start fresh with a clean work area. The clutter in your physical workspace can hinder your productivity and cause you unnecessary stress. To spring clean your area, start by taking everything off your desk. Give it a thorough cleaning, including dusting off your screens and monitors. Add some plants or fresh spring flowers. Organize any loose papers or receipts. By clearing out your workspace, you will start to feel more refreshed and organized.
Set New Goals
Goal-setting is something that we tend to do whenever the mood strikes us, but choosing a set time once a year to reflect on and evaluate your goals may help in the long run. Once every spring season (when you’re feeling motivated), consider re-evaluating your current goals and setting new ones. Set attainable goals with realistic action steps. Write them down and use visualization techniques to increase your chances of achieving them. Finally, make sure your goals align with your business strategy and have a purpose in moving your business forward.
The spring season is a perfect time to clean out and freshen up your business. Organizing, cleaning, removing things that do not serve you, and setting new goals will help you start fresh as an entrepreneur. By following these four spring cleaning tips, you’ll be ready to tackle the rest of your year.