While the new year may trigger many people to write out a list of goals, or start working out and eating healthy, it’s the spring that really symbolizes new beginnings, life, and a growth mindset. As the snow uncovers the green grass and perennials start sprouting their heads above garden soil, many of us feel a natural motivation to clean our homes, enjoy the fresh air, and organize our lives. Fortunately, these activities also allow us to spend time on and improve our mental health and wellbeing, which is undoubtedly important in the current climate. Here are some ways that you can use spring cleaning to clear and refresh your mind, and move forward with your mental health in check.
Organizing your home can help improve your daily life and health in a multitude of ways. It is noted to have positive effects on your sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, improve relationships, and increase productivity. Before you begin organizing your home though, set aside some containers or trash bags to separate what should be donated, stored, sold, recycled or thrown away. Move through your house room by room, and follow these steps for each of your spaces:
Once you have decluttered and organized your belongings, it’s time for a good deep clean of your house to really kick off spring and keep you feeling good, both mentally and physically. The benefits of spring cleaning are actually in abundance! It can boost your immune system (yes, please!), prevent illness, encourage healthy living, prevent injury, and of course, help kick those winter blues to the side. Here are a few tips to make your Spring Clean a fun, and effective experience.
Kicking off the warmer seasons with a good spring deep clean and organization will allow you to live in the present, and enjoy your time without the anxiety that a messy or cluttered house can invoke. Enjoy the sun and fresh air, and don’t let your home become a distraction that takes you away from feeling like your best self each and every day. Happy spring cleaning season everyone!
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