It’s no secret that 2020 had a bit of a rocky start. Between the Iranian strikes on US forces in Iraq, brushfires that ravaged the Australian outback, and the coronavirus pandemic that’s sweeping the globe, the year’s events are enough to make anyone wonder: Can we get a reset button, please?
While we can’t exactly envoke a do-over, we can take steps to care for our minds, bodies, and spirits with a time-honored tradition: spring cleaning. Spring is a season that’s synonymous with fresh starts and new beginnings, so the timing is perfect when it comes to refreshing your life a little, too.
Ready to leave the year’s mishaps in the past? Start the season right with these five spring cleaning tips for your mind, body, and spirit.
Make self-care a priority.
Self-care is important for so many reasons — it helps you maintain your self-worth, manage stress, and live life to the fullest. Whether it’s curling up with a good book, prioritizing your gym time, having a morning coffee with CBD, or treating yourself to a manicure every other week, the point of self-care is to do something that brings you joy.
When it comes to spring cleaning your self-care routine, focus on carving out time for the things that make you happy. Even if you start with just 5-10 minutes a day, that dedicated time can go a long way when it comes to your mental health and wellbeing.
Try a new workout to shake up your routine.
Feel stuck in a rut when it comes to working out? Get your heart pumping with something new — whether you’ve always wanted to try yoga or you’ve been eyeing that new fitness studio, take a chance and give it a try. It will feel good to break out of your current routine, and it could even open the door to making new friends or discovering your new favorite hobby.
Chances are that, after a new workout, you might be feeling a bit sore. Follow it up with some CBD for post-workout soreness, and you’ll be ready for your next adventure in no time.
Take inventory of your relationships.
Are bad relationships bringing you down? It might be time for some spring cleaning when it comes to your connections with friends, partners, or even exes. If you feel belittled, taken advantage of, or unsupported, it could be a sign that you need to kick them to the curb. Here are some helpful tips for ending toxic relationships.
Start keeping a journal.
Writing in a journal every day (or even every week) can be a great way to clear your mind, boost creativity, and let go of negative feelings. It’s also been shown to enhance your memory, strengthen self-discipline, and even improve your communication skills.
Journaling doesn’t have to be done in an old-fashioned notebook, either — although there are a lot of beautiful options out there. Today, there are countless journaling apps available that can prompt your writings, send reminders, and allow you to journal on-the-go.
Revamp your diet.
What we eat has a huge influence on our mood and well-being. If you’ve been feeling sick, sluggish, bloated, or blah, it might be time to overhaul your diet with some pantry spring cleaning. Incorporating healthier options like fresh fruits, vegetables, and other whole, unprocessed foods can be just what you need to start feeling better.