With the arrival of spring comes the need to spring clean. We clean out our closets, spare bedrooms, and cracks and crevices that haven’t been touched since who knows when. Often, we think that’s where the cleaning ends when our bodies could use a little spring cleaning as well.
Here are 10 Ways To Spring Clean Your Mind, Body, and Spirit:
Start The Day With Positive Affirmations
Starting the day by saying something uplifting to yourself each day will improve your mindset. It will allow positivity to flow pushing out the negative. These personal little pep talks will not only increase your self-love but your self-worth. They will help motivate you to push through any difficult moments you may be experiencing.
No law says you can only set new goals at the start of the new year. You can start a new set of achievable goals anytime you want, and by “achievable” I mean, goals that will help get you to the finish line of your master plan. You can easily set a goal of being a billionaire but what goals do you need to achieve in between to get you there?
If you haven’t set any goals yet, whether they be personal or business that’s fine. Take some time out to really think about what those steps entail and put them someplace where you can see and read them every day – like on the bathroom mirror or the fridge.
Rid Yourself of Toxic People in Your Life
If there are people in your life who aren’t being supportive of you or who are causing unnecessary drama and stress in your life then it’s time to cut the strings. I know it may be hard because you’ve known that person for so long and have shared so many great memories with them, but if the relationship is clouded in negativity it will only plague you and keep you down. You need to wish them well and release them from your life.
This also goes for blocking and muting certain social media accounts. Regardless if they’re family or not, if they’re doing nothing but spreading negativity, misinformation, or maybe they’re just annoying then it’s time to spring clean them from your timeline. Out of sight, out of mind.
Get Some Sun
With the arrival of daylights saving and spring means the arrival of nice weather. Get outside as much as the weather will allow. I know in some places spring can still bring chilly rainy weather but at least it’s just a jacket and not a down coat, so that’s good. The spring sun will give your body a renewed sense of energy, gives your body much-needed vitamin D, and cause having the sun on your skin feels good.
Take Your Vitamins
As we get older, our bodies have a harder time processing the nutrients we need from our food to keep us healthy. Therefore, by taking supplement we are ensuring that our bodies are getting everything it needs to allow our insides to age as gracefully as our outsides. Vitamins serve many purposes like improving short-term memory loss while increasing our overall energy. If you have a habit of forgetting to take your vitamins then set a reminder to do so and keep the reminder going until it becomes second nature.
I like taking my vitamins at night just before bed as I feel more energized the next day. The vitamin breaks down while I sleep and when I wake up I’m ready to do the job at hand. As opposed to taking them when I wake up and waiting all day for them to take effect.
Drink Plenty of Water
Say farewell to juices and carbonated drinks that are filled with nothing but sugar, which does nothing but ruin your teeth and shape. When you feel the thirst coming on having a glass of water instead. Water is a true thirst quencher. It jump-starts your energy and gives you clear skin among other things. If plain water is too boring for you, you can infuse your water with fruits or drink flavored tea with a few drops of honey for sweetness.
Change Your Eating Habits
Ditch the processed and fast foods in favor of healthy home-prepared meals. While those hot McDonald’s fries may smell good they’ll do nothing but clog your arteries and add on the pounds. Stay away from foods that are pumped with hormones. Choose organic products and produce, and be sure to read the labels on foods you’re purchasing. If it contains twenty-letter ingredients you can’t pronounce then stay away from it. now I’m not saying that you can never enjoy certain fast foods, cause to me that would be unreasonable. But what I am saying is cut down on how much of it you’re eating. If you’re eating it 5 nights a week then work your way down to two to three nights a month. It’s won’t be easy but it will be worth it in the long run.
As much as we may want to manifest a flat stomach it doesn’t work that way. To spring clean your body, it’s going to take more than just eating right and drinking water. You’re going to have to -clutches pearls- work out. Oh, the horror I know. Now I’m not saying you have to go hardcore at the gym 7 hours a day 7 days a week. But, you should make it a priority to get in a gym or if you prefer begin a workout routine at home. Several online fitness routines will get your body in shape not just for beach season, but ALL seasons.
Be thankful that you’re alive and well to see a new day, and for everything you have in your life. It’s easy to take for granted everything that we have, and we must remember what is here today can be gone tomorrow. To ensure showing gratitude is a part of your daily thoughts you can start or complete a gratitude journal or you can participate in a 30-day challenge. There is an endless amount of ways that you show how grateful you are for all you have.
Take A Timeout
When I say take a timeout I don’t mean go sit in a corner, well I mean you could if your corner is considered your happy retreat. You see, timeouts aren’t just for kids, they’re for adults too. It’s all about giving yourself as much time as you can throughout the day to take a step back to clear your mind so you don’t feel frazzled. No two timeouts are the same. Someone may take a timeout to nap while someone else may take the time to read a few chapters of a new book, or maybe do some meditation. So take as much time as you need to mentally, physically, and emotionally detox.