12 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life: Mind, Body & Soul

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and spring is in the air. With the seasonal transition, you may be feeling pulled to do a little spring cleaning — but this common tradition goes far beyond tidying up your space. After all, spring is a season for rebirth, renewal and growth, so it’s important to think about all the areas in your life you can declutter in order to make room for the new. This week on the Vibrant Health blog, we’re sharing 12 tips to spring clean your life — mind, body and soul.

 

12 Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Life

  1. Let it Go
  2. Reduce Your Stress
  3. Clean Up Your Diet or Start a Cleanse
  4. Upgrade Your Beauty Cabinet
  5. Clean Out Your Closet
  6. Clear the Physical Clutter in Your Home
  7. Go on a Digital Detox
  8. Do a Morning Brain Dump
  9. Establish Healthy Boundaries
  10. Practice Meditation & Mindfulness
  11. Unsubscribe from Unwanted Services
  12. Create Room for New Energy

 

  • Let it Go

This is an ideal season to make like Elsa on Frozenand Let it Go! Ask yourself, “What do I need to release this season?” Once you’re clear, you can set an intention for yourself to  move forward with clarity.

 

  • Reduce Your Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month so now is the perfect time to take a look at the stressors in your life — and what you can do to better manage your stress. While some stress is perfectly normal and unavoidable, chronic stress can lead to an array of health issues including an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Think about some healthy habits you can implement to de-stress — be it through meditation, exercise or even focusing on your diet.

 

  • Clean Up Your Diet or Start a Cleanse 

Speaking of your diet, while you’re cleaning up your lifestyle it can be helpful to take a deeper look at your diet as well. Are you eating “clean” — that is, prioritizing nutrient-rich, whole foods as much as possible?

The spring season can be a great time to go on a cleanse; just be sure to do so mindfully in a way that works for you. In addition, choose seasonal foods as much as possible and do your homework by reading food labels (keeping an eye out for added sugar and processed ingredients).

 

  • Upgrade Your Beauty Cabinet

It’s no secret we’re a big proponent for clean eating over at Vibrant Health, but just as important as what you put in your body is what you put onyour body. Clean out your beauty cabinet by getting rid of products with potentially toxic chemicals like parabens, phthalates, and fragrances.

Environmental Working Group (EWG) has a database you can search to see where your products stand. When in doubt, you can make your own beauty products with common household ingredients. Here are some DIY budget-friendly products to get started!

 

  • Clean Out Your Closet

Give your closet a spring refresh by clearing out the old to make room for the new!  Donate old clothes you no longer wear, and put your fall and winter clothes in storage until next year. You may also want to consider a Spring Capsule Wardrobe— noting that less is more when it comes to your fashion collection.

 

  • Clear the Physical Clutter in Your Home

While you’re on a cleaning streak, you may as well take it a step further by clearing the physical clutter throughout your home. After all, the energy in your home can directly impact your mental space and some mindful decluttering can do you good. Here are 4 simple ways to feng shui your home and bring more joy into your life this season!

 

  • Go on a Digital Detox

While the digital world may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of spring cleaning, unplugging from technology can be a great way to cleanse your mind. Here’s everything you need to know about going on a digital detox including simple tips to get started now!

 

  • Do a Morning Brain Dump

Does your mind feel cluttered with thoughts, stress and endless to-dos? Let it out by putting pen to paper! Try implementing a daily journaling practice or starting your morning with a “brain dump” (writing out what’s on your mind) to clear your head and move forward with productivity.

 

  • Establish Healthy Boundaries

Are you a people-pleaser? If you’re feeling overbooked or burnt out, it can be extremely helpful to establish some healthy boundaries. What can you say no to in order to make more time for yourself? Whether it’s toxic relationships, events or tasks that no longer bring you joy, start to think about what you can let go of this season.

 

  • Practice Meditation & Mindfulness

Meditation and other mindfulness exercises can be a powerful way to tune into the present moment, reduce stress, and release negative emotions. The beauty of meditation is that you can do it from anywhere — even just a few minutes in the morning while sipping tea or an outdoor walking meditation in your backyard.

 

  • Unsubscribe from Unwanted Services

If your mailbox (or inbox) is flooding with “junk mail,” consider unsubscribing from services you no longer need. Think: your monthly subscription to the magazine you never read or unnecessary promotional emails.

 

  • Create Room for New Energy

Last but not least, once you’ve done your fair share of spring cleaning you can create room for new energy to flow. Consider opening up the windows in your home, adding a fresh coat of paint to your bedroom or buying some house plants to welcome new, feel-good energy into your space.

 

DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by a competent health care professional. You should not use this information in diagnosing or treating a health problem. No claim or opinion in this blog is intended to be, nor should be construed to be, medical advice. If you are now taking any drugs, prescribed or not, or have a medical condition, please consult a competent physician who is aware of herb/drug interactions before taking any herbal supplements. The information presented herein has not been evaluated by the FDA or the Department of Health and is not intended to diagnose, prevent, cure, mitigate or treat any disease or illness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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