As the temperatures rise and the snow melts away, our mind turns to spring cleaning. A time to deep clean our homes just as Mother Nature is doing the same.
However, I like to think of Spring as another new beginning. A chance for us to maybe try our new year’s resolutions again or to finally get more fresh air like we always say we will until it’s too cold.
In the mists of doing a spring clean of your house, why not try to spring clean your mind, body, and soul, too.
Yep, you read that right. Your mind, body, and soul need a freshen up every once and a while too.
Try any of these 6 ways to spring clean your mind, body, and soul to kick off the new season.
6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Mind, Body, and Soul
Do a Detox
After a long winter hibernation your mind, body, and soul need a deep cleanse. So to kick off our spring cleaning, I recommend doing a full-on detox for yourself. Some activities could include:
- Drink more water: aim for half your body weight in ounces. This will help flush out your system and give you more energy.
- Have a salad every day: it’s time to get more fruits and veggies into your life again
- Try meditation: meditating is a great way to empty and clear your mind of negativity. Breath in the fresh spring air and breath out any negative thoughts and feelings that have been clogging your mental space this past winter.
- Social Media Detox: We’ve all heard about how toxic social media can be for our overall mental health. Try to avoid social media for a whole day once and just focus on yourself and how you want to improve your life. Not how your life compares to others.
Take some time to evaluate where you are in your current goals or even use journaling to help decide on some new goals for this spring.
Use this season as a time to reevaluate your new year’s resolutions that may have fallen away and get excited about trying again.
Related read: How to Start a Journal
Fix Your Sleep Schedule
Now that the sun is out longer it’s time to fix your sleep schedule. Many people find that they sleep more during the winter because of the dreary short and dark days.
Evaluate your current sleep schedule and make sure you aren’t sleeping your days away but also that you are getting enough sleep as well.
With the time change and longer days make sure you still go to sleep at a reasonable time so you feel refreshed every morning.
Change Up Your Routines
Sometimes just a small change to our current routines can make a huge difference. Life can become boring when we do the same things over and over, so take this opportunity to make a little change. Try adding something you enjoy to your everyday routines like reading or painting.
Or if you want to really make a change, create a whole morning routine for yourself.
Check out this blog post for help → How to Create a Morning Routine for a Super Productive Day
Get More Vitamin D
Now that the sun is out more, make sure you are taking advantage of that free Vitamin D. Not only does Vitamin D help boost your immune system, but is essential for strong bones and helps fight depression.
During the dark winter days, we don’t get as much Vitamin D as we should. So now that winter is basically over, it’s time to replenish that lack of Vitamin D in your system.
Purge Your House
Yeah, I know I said we were focusing on spring cleaning for your mind, body, and soul, but seriously, once you declutter your space, even just a little bit, your mind will feel so much lighter.
How often are you sitting at your desk doing something, when all of a sudden your mind wonders over that pile of stuff that needs to be gone through.
After you take some time to purge your house of things you don’t need anymore, you’ll have an easier time concentrating on the more important things.
I hope you decide to take some time this spring to focus on your mind, body, and soul. It can be very hard to take care of other responsibilities when you feel mentally and emotionally drained yourself. Make sure you plan some self care time throughout the spring as well, because you can’t pour from an empty cup.
Do something to take care of yourself first this spring and then go ahead and start that spring cleaning.
Which of these 6 ways to spring clean your mind, body, and soul are you going to try this spring? Let me know in the comments below.
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