Spring is the season of new beginnings. Whether you’re looking to get a fresh start on your health, relationships or career, spring cleaning can be an excellent way to start fresh. Spring cleaning—when done correctly—can help clear away negative energy and make room for positive change in every aspect of your life. Spring cleaning can be a great way to start fresh, whether you’re looking to improve your health, relationships or career. Here are some tips for getting started:
1. Fix Your Sleep Schedule
Sleep is essential to your mental health. It’s a time when the body repairs itself and your mind has a chance to recharge. It’s also important to remember that everyone has their own sleep needs, which depend on age and health.
If you aren’t getting enough sleep, try setting a regular bedtime schedule so that you’re getting 8 hours of sleep each night. If you find it difficult to fall asleep at night, take some time during the day for quiet relaxation activities such as reading or listening to music. Also try not engaging in stimulating activities before going to bed like watching TV or playing video games because this can make it harder for you go into deep sleep mode when it’s time for bedtime!
You can always improve your quality of life by improving how much restful sleep time there is during night-time hours!
2. Try Detoxing
Detoxing your body
To detoxify the body, it is important to avoid processed and refined foods. These foods contain high levels of refined sugar and artificial ingredients that are not good for the body. Instead, opt for whole foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and legumes. These natural sources contain antioxidants which help to boost immunity against diseases
Other tips on how to detoxify your body include drinking plenty of water throughout the day (water helps flush out toxins in the kidneys) and exercising regularly (exercising boosts blood flow so that toxins can be expelled from different parts of our bodies). When exercising try not to go overboard with intense workouts or strenuous training as this may cause fatigue which will lead to increased stress levels at work. This can also lead us into making unhealthy food choices due to low energy levels resulting from overtraining
Detoxing Your Mind
The mind needs detoxing too! To detoxify our minds we need time alone every day where we can reflect on what’s happening in our lives right now; this could be just 10 minutes but make sure these 10 minutes are well spent by following these steps:
3. Take A Break From Social Media
- Take A Break From Social Media
Being mindful of your digital time is important. Taking breaks from social media and other online platforms allows you to gain a new perspective on the world and be more present in life. There are many ways to do this: unsubscribe from mailing lists, unplug your phone at night or during meals, or even try a meditation app like Headspace for some guided meditations during screen-free time. It’s also important to remember that if you spend too much time on social media or in front of screens (like watching TV), there’s always going to be some type of withdrawal when you stop using them—but that’s okay! As long as you allow yourself the space and time needed to let go before diving back into your normal routine with renewed vigor, then there should be no problem re-engaging with life after taking a break from all things digital (and we promise it will feel great).
4. Try Meditating
Meditation can be a great way to relax, reduce stress and be more mindful. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are some tips:
- Find a comfortable position that’s relaxed and natural for you.
- Take slow deep breaths, with your eyes closed if possible.
- Think about how your body feels when it’s in this position and imagine how those feelings spread out into the rest of your body until there isn’t any tension anywhere left in the world (or at least wherever the meditation takes place).
- Listen carefully and let go of any thoughts that come into mind as soon as they do so without judging them or trying to fix them—they’ll come back later anyway!
5. Stretch To Release Mental Tension
Stretching is a great way to release mental tension and it can also help relieve stress and anxiety. If you feel your mind is racing and feel like you’re unable to calm down, then it’s important for you to do some stretching exercises. Stretching helps improve blood circulation, which helps get rid of toxins from the body as well as relaxing muscles.
Stretching before bedtime will also help with sleeping better because it causes less tension in the body, making it easier for you to fall asleep at night. There are many types of stretches that can be done while sitting upright on a chair or lying down on the ground:
- Neck rolls – Roll your head slowly from side-to-side so that your chin touches your chest and then rotate it forward until it faces forward again (repeat this several times).
- Shoulder shrugs – Raise both shoulders up towards ears while keeping arms by sides (repeat this several times).
6. Set Realistic Goals For Yourself
If you’re going to take things one day at a time, it’s important to have realistic goals in mind. Setting yourself up for failure won’t do much good. Here are some tips:
- Set specific goals that are measurable. You should be able to tell whether or not you have achieved your goal based on your own personal measurements. For example, if your goal is “to be healthier by eating more vegetables and fruits every day,” then this could be measured by how many servings of vegetables and fruits you eat each day (or week).
- Keep them realistic! If being healthy means eating five servings of veggies and fruit every day, but that seems really hard for you right now because it feels like it takes all your willpower just to get two or three in… then maybe try aiming lower first? This will help keep things manageable without making them too easy either way; otherwise if they’re too difficult then we may give up before even starting because we don’t think we can achieve them anyway!
7. Declutter Your Room And Home
Once you’ve decluttered your life, it’s time to declutter your home. This can be hard for some people because of the emotional attachment we have to our belongings and things that hold sentimental value. It’s important to realize how much these items actually serve us in our daily lives. What do they do for us? Do they make us happy? Are there other ways we could fill that void in our life? If yes, then get rid of them! If no, then keep them but don’t let them take up too much space and clutter up your life.
Decluttering is not just about getting rid of items around the house; it’s also about identifying what needs to change in order for you to experience more joy and fulfillment in everyday activities such as cooking dinner or cleaning dishes (which may seem boring at first glance). For example: if I love baking cakes but hate scrubbing pans after baking one batch (because metal burns my hands), then perhaps I should invest in silicon mitts so I can enjoy making cakes without getting burned each time!
8. Go For A Walk Outside In Nature
Going for a walk outside in nature is one of the best things you can do for your mental health. You will get some fresh air and sunshine, which is good for your body and mind.
Go For A Walk Outside In Nature
Take a walk with a friend or family member (or both!). It’s great to take time out of your busy day to connect with someone close to you. If this isn’t possible, go by yourself — it will still help clear your mind and make you feel better overall!
9. Start Eating Healthier Foods And Portion Sizes
Spring cleaning is the best time to start eating healthier foods and portion sizes. Eating a healthy diet will help you feel better, as well as having more energy throughout your day. Here are some tips on how to eat healthier during this time:
- Eat more vegetables and fruits – fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber that can help improve overall health. In addition to helping with digestion, they can also lower blood pressure levels which reduces stress on the heart (1).
- Eat less processed foods – avoid processed foods like chips; instead choose whole grains such as brown rice or quinoa for extra fiber content in your diet (2). These options provide more fiber per serving than other grains do which helps regulate bowel movements so that toxins aren’t reabsorbed into your body as much when going through them (3).
- Eat more whole grains – these include quinoa pasta made from ancient red grain seeds imported from South America along with couscous from North Africa where wheat berries are cooked until soft while retaining their natural shape before being rinsed under running water until ready for serving (4). Other examples include bulgur wheat found throughout Europe where it’s used most often in salads since it has such great flavor when combined with other ingredients like lettuce leaves or cucumbers!
10. Drink More Water
Drink More Water
Drinking water is an essential part of staying healthy, but it’s also a great way to clear your mind and prevent foggy thinking. When you’re dehydrated, it can make you feel tired, irritable, and sluggish—all things that don’t help anyone get their work done! A good rule of thumb for how much water you should drink each day is about half your body weight in ounces (e.g., if you weigh 150 pounds, aim for 75 ounces). And remember: drink plenty of water before meals (and even during), as well as after eating to help with digestion. If you find yourself feeling thirsty throughout the day between meals or snacks—or when waking up in the morning—it might be time to step up your hydration game!
11. Enjoy The Sunshine And Fresh Air More Often
If you want to improve your mood and increase your energy levels, then get out into nature more often.
A study found that people who spend more time in natural environments experience greater feelings of calmness, joy and general wellbeing.
Don’t have time to go outside? You may be surprised by how much time it takes!
Consider taking a walk around the block or through your local park instead of driving directly from work to home every day. Spend some time in nature near where you live: go on a hike through an old forest, enjoy some quiet moments at the beach or take a stroll along the waterfront.
12. Give Yourself Some Alone Time More Often
There is no denying that we all need some alone time. Whether it’s a few minutes here and there or an entire day of solitude, giving yourself this time will help you to feel better about yourself and the world around you.
Here are some ways to get more of your “me time”:
- Schedule alone time into your calendar at least once per week. Use this time for whatever makes you happy—whether it’s watching TV or reading books, going for a run or writing in your journal—and don’t allow anyone else’s plans to interfere with yours!
- Plan activities that make sense for the season (i.e., winter = cozy nights by candlelight). If Spring cleaning makes more sense than summer beach days, so be it! Your sanity is worth much more than what some people think.
- Make sure that when you do have friends over or invite someone over specifically for some clarity-cleansing conversation, make sure they’re not asking any questions that could lead into dangerous territory such as politics or religion (unless they’re willing). No one wants their clean start ruined by another person’s opinions on those topics!
13. Unfollow Anyone Who Doesn’t Add Value To Your Life Online Or In-Person
The next step is to unfollow anyone who doesn’t add value to your life. If you don’t need to see their updates, or if they’re not adding value to your life in some way, unfollow them! This can be really difficult for people who are afraid of confrontation, but you need to do it anyways. They won’t know that you’ve unfollowed them unless they check their followers list (and even then it’s unlikely).
If someone is a negative member of society, but still adds value by posting useful information online (like a blog), then it might be worth keeping up with their posts on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. But remember: the only time this person should be popping up on your feed is when one of his/her new blog posts goes live!
14. Plan Weekly Activities That Make You Happy And Excited To Look Forward To Each Week
One of the best ways to keep yourself on track and avoid procrastination is to plan your week ahead of time. Planning your week ahead of time is a great way to stay organized, be more productive and efficient with your time, and have fun things to look forward to each week.
If you want an easy way to start this habit, try downloading an app like Todoist or Any.Do (both are free). They’re simple task management apps that will let you create tasks at any time but will also give you reminders that help make sure they get done in a timely manner!
15. Time to declutter and organize. This is an amazing way to rid yourself of all negative energy that no longer serves you or your space.
Decluttering and organizing your space is an amazing way to rid yourself of all the negative energy that no longer serves you or your space. This is a great way to start spring cleaning your mind, body, and soul.
Here are some easy steps to get you started:
- Get rid of anything that doesn’t belong in this place (like if you have things from another room in here). Ask yourself why it’s there and how it might be better used elsewhere?
- Take everything out so that you can see how much stuff you actually have—it may surprise you! Do not throw away anything yet; put them all into piles based on what category they fall into (i.e., clothes, books…etc.). Once all items have been collected together from each pile then sort through each pile individually one at time.* Make sure everything has its own home before putting away everything else back where it belongs.* If possible organize items by category; this makes finding what’s needed much easier when needed again later down the road!
16. Move Your Body
Exercise is good for you in so many ways! It helps your body by releasing endorphins and improving sleep, but it can also help you feel better mentally.
- Exercise releases endorphins, which are neurotransmitters that make us feel happy and reduce stress. We all know how great it feels to go for a run or hit the gym after a stressful day. Plus, working out is proven to reduce anxiety and improve moods overall.*
- Working out regularly can also help you lose weight which can lead to reduced stress levels overall.*
If you’re not into fitness tracking apps or wearables yet, consider getting one now because they are super helpful when it comes to staying motivated during workouts.*
17. Lighten Your Environment
- Lighten your environment. Decluttering and organizing is an amazing way to rid yourself of all negative energy that no longer serves you or your space. This will help clear up any clutter and free up more space for whatever is next, whether it’s a new job, hobby or relationship.
- Move your body. Whether you move in ways that feel good to you, like dancing, running on the beach or lifting weights at the gym; moving your body not only creates physical benefits but also emotional ones by releasing endorphins in our brains while helping us to feel better about ourselves.
- Stop comparing yourself to others. Comparison is a great way to feel bad about yourself which tends to make people unhappy overall – so stop comparing! Instead focus on who YOU are by being grateful for what makes YOU unique! We all have different things going on inside our lives which is why there isn’t one right way how someone else should be living their life! This goes hand-in-hand with “stop judging others” because if we focused inward instead then we would have happier lives as well!
18. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Stop comparing yourself to others. It can be hard not to compare your insides to other people’s outsides, but this type of thinking doesn’t serve you well. Instead of focusing on the things that someone else has or has accomplished, focus on what you have and what’s possible for you in the present moment.
Be happy with who you are and where you are in life. The best way to do this is by not comparing yourself to others! Focus on your own journey, not on other people’s journeys—and never forget that everyone’s journey is different, so there’s no way anyone else will ever have the exact same experience as yours!
19. Be Grateful
The first step to spring cleaning your mind and life is being grateful for all the little things. The little things are what make up your day, so it’s important to be grateful for them. Gratitude helps you see that even in the midst of a difficult situation or challenging experience, there is still something good about it.
Gratitude also helps you recognize all of the people in your life that matter to you and how they affect your daily routine—both positively and negatively. It can be hard sometimes when someone close to us comes along and causes us pain, but once we allow ourselves to be grateful for their presence (even if it’s only because they remind us how much better off we are), we begin thinking more positively about them than before.
In addition, gratitude helps us really appreciate what we have accomplished so far in our lives—something many people forget about as time goes on because there seems like there isn’t enough time left anymore! It’s important not only from an emotional standpoint but also from an overall health perspective too: When we show gratitude toward what has occurred thus far without taking anything away from future plans or goals yet unfulfilled…
20. Create a Self-Care Plan
Creating a self-care plan is crucial for spring cleaning your mind. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the many things you need to do and forget about yourself. Make it a priority to include some self-care activities in your life, so that you can recharge and stay positive throughout the week. Here are some great examples of activities that could be included in your self-care plan:
- Taking a walk outside (weather permitting)
- Meditation or yoga
- Listening to music
To help keep track of these things, consider creating a calendar with all of them as an appointment on each day—and if you’re unsure how much time they’ll take up each day, mark out an hour first thing in the morning as “me time.” This way, even if it doesn’t feel like enough time, at least there won’t be any excuses not to stick with your schedule!
21. Eat Healthy Foods
Eat a Balanced Diet
You need to make sure that you eat a balanced diet. This means eating more vegetables and fruits, less processed foods, and limiting the amount of sugar, salt and saturated fat in your diet. It is also important to avoid trans fat and cholesterol as much as possible. In addition to eating healthy food, it is also important to drink plenty of water each day which will help keep your body hydrated and maintain overall good health.
22. Go Outside and Enjoy Nature
One of the best ways to cleanse your mind is by spending some time in nature. Take a walk in the park, go for a hike and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. If you have more time on your hands, do something you love that involves being outside! Nature has so many benefits for our health and well-being. It helps us feel calm, centred and happy. The colours, sounds and smells from nature can be extremely soothing which boosts our mood instantly!
For me personally it makes me feel like I’m walking on fluffy clouds when I’m surrounded by trees with leaves falling from their branches – such an amazing feeling 🙂
23. Listen to Your Body
You can also use your body to cleanse your mind. For example, if you’re feeling tired and need a rest, listen to that sign from your body—and shut off the computer for a couple hours. If you’re hungry or thirsty, listen to that sign as well—and get some food or water in you.
The point is: don’t work so hard that your body needs rest but ignore the signs of tiredness!
24. Express Yourself Through Art
Art is a great way to express yourself and your feelings. It can also be a great way to connect with your inner self, making it easier for you to communicate with others. Art can help you feel more connected to the world around you, which can reduce stress levels and improve your overall health. Art can also be used as an outlet when dealing with negative thoughts or emotions such as anger, sadness or frustration that may be causing stress in your life.
25. Make Time for Meditation & Quiet Time
Meditation and quiet time are essential to spring cleaning your mind. Meditation is a great way to relax and clear your mind. It also reduces stress, which can help improve your overall health.
To meditate, find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed by anything or anyone. You can do this anywhere—even in an open space like a park if needed! If possible, try meditating with some soothing music playing in the background so that it feels even more peaceful (and relaxing).
26. Get Enough Quality Sleep
It’s no secret that sleep is an important factor for your mental, physical and emotional health. Sleep deprivation can lead to a number of problems such as:
- Weight gain (due to lack of energy)
- Memory loss (since you are not getting the proper amount of rest)
In order to spring clean your mind and life, it’s important that you prioritize getting quality sleep.
27. Enjoy the Little Things in Life.
Spring cleaning is a time to pamper yourself and appreciate the little things in life. It’s okay to stop and smell the roses, even if they’re right outside your front door!
We all have those moments when it feels like there’s never enough time to enjoy our lives. The world keeps spinning, leaving us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed by responsibilities. But spring cleaning is an opportunity to slow down and breathe deeply without feeling guilty about it.
Let yourself relax—you’ve worked hard all winter long! Give yourself permission not only for small indulgences but also for bigger ones too: maybe this year you can take an extra week off work so you can travel somewhere fabulous with your family or friends, or go on a mini-holiday somewhere close by just because it sounds fun?
We hope these tips have helped you to clean out your mind and life. Let us know what worked for you in the comments below!