It’s officially spring! You know what that means. It’s time for some spring cleaning – in your home and in your sobriety.
I enjoy making lists far more than I enjoy actually doing things. Because of this, it took me a few days to finish up my spring cleaning list…mostly because I was procrastinating getting started on the physical work. But after cleaning windows, raking the yard, and flipping my mattress, I breathed a sigh of relief and felt great about what I had accomplished.
I felt the same way about making a list of my character defects. I had no problem writing them all down; my biggest weaknesses were glaringly obvious. It was difficult to start trying to fix those defects, just like it was difficult getting off the couch to mop my floors. I work on it a little every day, but I’ve gotten to the point where I can take stock of my moral inventory and feel proud of the person I am.
You can find my favorite spring cleaning checklist for your home here and a great post on spring cleaning your life here. For those of you in AA, here is the chapter on the 4th step in Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.
Don’t waste any more time! Do some spring cleaning! Tell me how it went! Ask questions!
Just get started.