“I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible.” ― Oprah Winfrey

Spring is here, although admittedly, the weather in Nebraska doesn’t much feel like it. Even so, this is the time of year when we begin to think of cleaning up our yards, flower beds, sweeping out our garages, clearing closets and making way for the fresh, new season.

Cleaning out old piles, giving away unused items and straightening up areas of our lives makes us feel lighter, more organized and centered and truly ready to take on new challenges.

The same can be said for cleaning up old messes, straightening out rocky relationships, dusting off strained communications lines and “giving away” old relationship baggage in our lives – at home and at work. When we carry around feelings of disappointment, hurt, resentment or anger in our relationships, it weighs us down. It saps your mojo, drains your creativity and bogs down your ability to generate new and wonderful possibilities for yourself, your family and/or your team.

At ConvergenceCoaching, we think it is so important to cleanse your life (and work) of past-based upsets and disappointments that we have developed a methodology to help you start fresh and create new relationships with the people in your life. To learn about this methodology, read my partner Tamera Loerzel’s blog, The Gift of Truth. If you are interested in learning more about this methodology, visit our Learning Management Center at www.convergencelearning.com to check out our online, self-study course called “Managing Difficult Conversations Successfully” or access our e-book entitled “Straight Talk Your Way to Success.”

As you embrace spring and, for many of you, prepare to complete your spring busy season, make a list of the relationships where you feel strain or distance. Consider how you can unpack and put away your baggage, repair fractured relationships and/or give up the negative feelings you’re carrying as part of this year’s spring cleaning.