STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Are you looking for a fresh start? Instead of cleaning out your closet, why not start with YOU? Agapi Stassinopoulous, author of “Unbinding the Heart,” shares her favorite tips to spring cleaning the most important room in your house, your heart! She stopped by KCAL9 Wednesday to spill secrets about her book.
1. Celebrate your uniqueness
Start by accepting your uniqueness. If perception is reality then you want the clearest view possible. That means illusions, criticisms, and nagging thought-forms all need to be swept out so you can hear your truth and make space for your most desired feelings to show up. Our psyches love to be in sync with the seasons, so naturally, spring is a powerful time to consider new approaches to becoming more authentically you.
2. De-clutter your mind
A de-cluttered mind allows you to take in new ideas, experience new adventures and feel mentally and physically lighter. It makes you more productive and more focused on your tasks.
3. Let go of the past
It’s like last year’s fashions. We love to be “on trend” and wearing the newest styles. The same goes with our lives. It doesn’t matter how you were the homecoming queen or star quarterback in high school, or how many master’s degrees you’ve earned, or how the economy devastated you in 2009 or how that break-up made it impossible for you to ever love again (which, by the way, it did not!), focus on what you’re doing now, on who you are today. Past hurts and glory days take up a lot of space in your head. And not only is the future clutter-free, it’s a lot more exciting and compelling to talk about.
4. Be your bigger self
Shed the constraining layers of winter clothing and accompanying self-doubt. Become your bigger self as you take solid steps forward by acting with courage and total belief in your abilities and unique talent.
5. Choose Happy
Focus on the Positives of Each Day. When a negative voice visits, ask yourself, how can we benefit from this situation? You can learn a lot about yourself by asking and answering this simple question.
6. You’re not in this World Alone
Your decisions affect countless others, as theirs do, too. Don’t make everything center around you. When working on a project, integrate your team and make each member feel important. You don’t have to do everything on your own. Collaborate, share, respect, grow and learn. When I’m doing my mental spring-cleaning, I always remember that it’s not just me in this universe; it’s a big world, and everyone has a story.
To learn more about “Unbinding the Heart,” click here.