SPRiNG Cleaning

This is the time of year when we all feel a renewed sense of purpose, coming into the light, finding new growth and renewal in the world around us.. .This is also the time of year when we trade in coats for capris. So as we bask in daylight warmth at 7pm, we also are called to the cupboard for some cleaning.

SHiFTing from one season to the next is just another opportunity for us to take inventory of who we are and we RiDE. As excavate closets, take a moment to think of the stories behind the things we keep. There is a beauty to letting go, simplifying. Trimming the excess will lead you to realizing what is essential. Those essentials. . .the linen napkins, the well worn baseball hat, the favorite coffee mug. . .recognize the value in holding on to the things we love.

Should I stay or Should I go?

When curating the contents of the closest, ask yourself, how long has it been since you used that item? If it has been more than a year but you still have a hankering to hold on, don’t deny yourself, recognize and celebrate the connection ! 

If there is chaos around the clutter, if there is a lack of function or familiarity, try to let it go. Sometimes we hold on to objects, emotions, relationships with the hopes that “one day” it will feel right. SPRiNG cleaning SHiFT style is about realizing there is no better day “one day” than THIS day. This is your moment! 

Cleaning out the pantry? SPRiNG is a harbinger for our amazing Farmer’s Markets. A time to chose Produce over Processed. One healthy choice at  a time, we can make this a season of nutritional triumph.

Our time in the SHiFT cycling sanctuary is also an invitation to take stock, a personal inventory of where we are that day.  We reduce stress and cultivate strength. When we approach a sprint it isn’t about clenching the toes and grinding the teeth, its about summoning stability and focus. Climbing a hill is not about denying the resistance, its about accepting and transcending.  Letting go and Holding on.

Spring cleaning Body and Soul!

As you open the windows and let in the light, lets  SHiFT it to a better place.


Written by SHiFT instructor Emily Webster, check out her Learder Board free  ride Wednesdays 9:15