We can all use some quick tips to clean up our health, and spring time is the perfect opportunity for renewal and growth.
Check out some topics and tips to consider for your spring cleaning for health and wholeness!
Spring Cleaning Tip #1
You have thousands of thoughts every day. Clean up the negative self-talk, comparison & cynicism. There will be less to ruminate about if your thoughts become filled with self-compassion, self-love & grace.
When you notice negative thoughts creeping in, pause, breathe in & out deeply. Notice what happens. Find ways to bring joy into your work. Try making a list of things you love to do & actually carve out time to do them!
Spring Cleaning Tip #2
YOUR WORK SPACE
Some of your best work is done here. Clean up your area, de-clutter & organize, so your thoughts, work, & mind become focused & clear.
Set aside 20 minutes to clean. Remove everything from the surface; computer, tools, plants, papers etc (don't try to organize now). Use a solution of vinegar & water to clean surface. Clean knobs, pulls, and telephone. Use compressed air to clean your keyboard. Toss old papers, magazines & stuff you don't use. Finally reorganize and toss out all the stuff that no longer serves a purpose to you and your vision of success.
Spring Cleaning Tip #3
Everything you do works for you in some way. These ways can be both positive & negative.
Assess what is important to you. Think or journal about it, make a list, or talk to a trusted friend or health coach. Decide if there is anything important you'd like to adjust. If so, imagine what your life will be like without (or with) your new habit. What will it feel like, look like, & even smell like? How will you see yourself with your new habit? Commit to ONE small adjustment & TRY IT! See what happens without any judgement.
Spring Cleaning Tip #4
Food is energy, information, connection & medicine for your body, mind & soul. Food is nourishing.
Read the fine print of every ingredient label. Look for ingredients with the smallest amount of words. Try reading ingredients out loud. If you can't pronounce a word easily, it may be a preservative, or chemical that your body may not need. Look for another product. Try to avoid sugar, high fructose corn syrup, cane juice, maltodextrose etc.
Spring Cleaning Tip #5
Sleep is imperative for repairing damaged cells, cleaning your brain from toxin exposure, & restoring your metabolic pathways.
Get into sunlight early in the day to set your internal clock. Limit night time technology- wear blue-blocker glasses. Sleep in a very dark & cool room. Remove ALL electronics (yes, cell phone & TV!). Invest in linens you love. Explore deep breathing & meditation.
Spring Cleaning Tip #6
Today's world exposes you to stress often, causing stress hormones like epinephrine & cortisol to be active too often.
Acknowledge your personal 'stress-makers' & address them if you can. Learn tools like deep breathing & meditation to induce the 'Relaxation Response' returning your body to center. Talk to a trusted friend or health coach. Try exercise, yoga, bowling, art, music, or other activities you love, removing you from stress. Even a few minutes will help you feel more like you.