It’s that time again. Spring cleaning time. Time to purge our wardrobes, clean our house and all that crap. But, most people forget the two most important things that need to be cleaned regularly: your mind and body.
This spring, rather than just spring cleaning your house, why not focus on spring cleaning your mind and body? When’s the last time you switched up your routine or went on a detox? When’s the last time you had a self-care day? How’s your mental health?
Spring cleaning doesn’t just have to be about your closet or your house. Do you know how to declutter your mind and cleanse your body?
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Keep reading for 7 simple ways to declutter your scattered brain, bring a breath of fresh air into your life and help you step into spring confidently.
1. Write it out
Now is a great time to start journaling. Write down those things that have plagued your mind. Better yet, write down your wins for the day! Holding onto things on the inside can have a negative impact on our relationships, our emotional well-being and eventually our daily lives. If you don’t want to see a therapist, or talk to someone, try writing it down.
2. Switch it up
You get up, go to work, leave work, complain about work at HH, all week. This spring, switch it up. Save that money and go to a free seminar on financial intelligence. Go to the gym. Read a book. Work on your hobby. Do something different.If you don’t have a routine, it’s time to implement one. Adding a morning routine can set your tone for the day. To learn more about routines, check out my post on the importance of a morning routine.
3. Stop procrastinating...just stop.
You keep telling yourself you’re gonna workout. Well. It’s March and you weigh more than you did in January. You keep saying you’re going to change your diet, and you’re STILL at Chick Fil-A every weekend. You keep on yelling new year, new me, and yet…you’re still the same. Stop. If you want to make changes, YOU are the only thing that’s stopping YOU. Stop waiting for the right time. Stop waiting for when it feels right. Just do it. Check out this post on easing back into working out.
4. Scale back the social media
This is a hard one, I know. Set a time limit for social media on your phone and use that extra time to do something that actually adds value to your life. Learn something new on YouTube, work on a passion of yours, read, meditate, catch up with family (i know someone felt that) and friends, or just go outside for a little while.
5. Make some cuts
I don’t mean sugar, but I dare you to do that too. I mean that guy/girl who keeps wasting your time, that bar you’re in every weekend spending that money you know you’re gonna need at the end of the month and that friend who keeps draining your mental and emotional bandwidth with their problems. Cut out that mindset of “i’ll do it tomorrow”. Cut out that energy draining habit or person. You have to put yourself first at some point. How about..now?
6. If it doesn't spark joy...donate it
Decluttering your closet does kinda go hand in hand with decluttering your mind. Donate those clothes you don’t need. As my girl Marie Kondo says, if it doesn’t spark joy, it needs to go. Salvation Army, clothing drives, and Goodwill are all ways to donate your clothes to someone more in need. As you clean, do it with a mindset of gratitude. Be thankful for what those clothes did for you and that someone else will be able to enjoy them as you did. Bam! Don’t you feel good?
7. Detox it out
I like to go on a detox at least twice a year and whenever I feel my body needs it. Remove processed foods, refined sugars and alcohol from your diet, and decrease your dairy intake for a few weeks. Hello almond milk! Incorporate large amounts of lemon water, dark, leafy greens like kale and collards, and low-sugar fruit into your diet. Swap out that fruit smoothie for a green smoothie or fresh-pressed juice. The same way you clean your house is the same way you need to clean your body.
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