3 Tips To Spring Clean Your Life!

Spring reminds me that Easter and my birthday are just around the corner. It is also the time to do the customary big household cleaning: move furniture around, throw away stuff, and donate to the poor and needy. Most importantly, this year I have realized that a clean body and mind are as important (even more important) than a clean house. So I will focus first on removing the bad, ugly, negative out of my life. Therefore, I’d like to share with you 3 main tips to de-clutter your life:1) Clean up your health; 2) Clean Up Your Mind: Emotionally & Spiritually; 3) Detoxify Yourself from Technology.

 

Step 1 Clean Up Your Health

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Detoxing your body is part of detoxing your life. I will never stop saying it but “health is wealth.” Without good health, no amount of de-cluttering will be adequate to pave the way to a new fresh start.

A few reminders:

  • Set up your yearly appointment with your primary care physician (PCP), dentist, and make sure to have your well woman exam
  • Cleanse, cleanse, detoxify. Each person is unique so there is no standard cleanse that I recommend. I have read that you can remove toxins from your body by stopping (for 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, or even one month) the consumption of alcohol, coffee, dairy, meats, sugar, and carbohydrates. Focus on drinking a lot of water, eat vegetables or soups made of veggies, eat fruits and water based smoothies.
  • Once you have removed the toxins, you will hopefully feel better. A clean body may help stop or reduce migraines, headaches, indigestion, water retention, and other forms of sickness.
  • Always consult with a health care professional, if necessary, because we are all different and our bodies react differently to our attempts to regulate it
 

Step 2 Clean Up Your Mind: Emotionally & Spiritually

Additionally, stress is often the result of a perturbed mind. Many key aspects of our lives do significantly contribute to harming us and cluttering our minds and souls: Work, family/friends, politics, social status, finances, technology, and religion, to name a few. So how do we de-clutter these areas?

The below list may help you:

  • Start by making time alone to think about what matters the most in your life
  • Set up a list of what makes you happy, sad, frustrated, accomplished, peaceful
  • List activities that are unfulfilling or unnecessary; remove negativity from your life by removing family members, friends, co workers, and anyone who is toxic
  • First thing in the morning: pray, meditate, and recognize what matters the most in your life. Choose wisely what brings you peace and strength.
  • Connect with the invisible. Pull that positive energy into your life via prayers, affirmations, incantations, songs, or rituals of your choice. Practice what you believe in: incense, holy water, sage, crystals, and others. Just get rid of all bad energy and smile again.
 
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3 Detoxify Yourself from Technology

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Many of us, unfortunately, have become addicted to a technology that was meant to simplify our lives but in fact has complicated it. 

Let’s try to regain our sanity and remember to:

  • Use the internet and social media sparingly. Misinformation runs rampant on the Internet. Information overload can trigger a depressive state
  • Clean up your social media (i.e. FB) list of friends
  • Cut in half the time spent on Instagram, TikTok, Tweeter (excluding for business purposes) is a good idea
  • Try to spend one day without any electronics: the phone, the tablets, or the TV
  • Try to use an old fashion pen and paper and write a To Do list and  important phone numbers 

As you stay away from this overpowering technology, you will have more time to find yourself and regain your inner peace. Perhaps it’s time to return to old hobbies or new activities such as volunteering, gardening, doing puzzles, playing chess, crosswords, reading or even listening to music.  Let’s hope that Spring will pave the way toward serenity and allow you to reach the goals you have set up for this year.  

photo of female hand holding a bowl of green vegetables
Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com
Detoxing your body is part of detoxing your life. I will never stop saying it but “health is wealth.” Without good health, no amount of de-cluttering will be adequate to pave the way to a new fresh start.

A few reminders:

  • Set up your yearly appointment with your primary care physician (PCP), dentist, and make sure to have your well woman exam
  • Cleanse, cleanse, detoxify. Each person is unique so there is no standard cleanse that I recommend. I have read that you can remove toxins from your body by stopping (for 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, or even one month) the consumption of alcohol, coffee, dairy, meats, sugar, and carbohydrates. Focus on drinking a lot of water, eat vegetables or soups made of veggies, eat fruits and water based smoothies.
  • Once you have removed the toxins, you will hopefully feel better. A clean body may help stop or reduce migraines, headaches, indigestion, water retention, and other forms of sickness.
  • Always consult with a health care professional, if necessary, because we are all different and our bodies react differently to our attempts to regulate it
 

Step 2 Clean Up Your Mind: Emotionally & Spiritually

Additionally, stress is often the result of a perturbed mind. Many key aspects of our lives do significantly contribute to harming us and cluttering our minds and souls: Work, family/friends, politics, social status, finances, technology, and religion, to name a few. So how do we de-clutter these areas?

The below list may help you:

  • Start by making time alone to think about what matters the most in your life
  • Set up a list of what makes you happy, sad, frustrated, accomplished, peaceful
  • List activities that are unfulfilling or unnecessary; remove negativity from your life by removing family members, friends, co workers, and anyone who is toxic
  • First thing in the morning: pray, meditate, and recognize what matters the most in your life. Choose wisely what brings you peace and strength.
  • Connect with the invisible. Pull that positive energy into your life via prayers, affirmations, incantations, songs, or rituals of your choice. Practice what you believe in: incense, holy water, sage, crystals, and others. Just get rid of all bad energy and smile again.
 
vase with dried herb arranged with buddha bust and sage smudge stick in bowl

 

3 Detoxify Yourself from Technology

apps blur button close up
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Many of us, unfortunately, have become addicted to a technology that was meant to simplify our lives but in fact has complicated it. 

Let’s try to regain our sanity and remember to:

  • Use the internet and social media sparingly. Misinformation runs rampant on the Internet. Information overload can trigger a depressive state
  • Clean up your social media (i.e. FB) list of friends
  • Cut in half the time spent on Instagram, TikTok, Tweeter (excluding for business purposes) is a good idea
  • Try to spend one day without any electronics: the phone, the tablets, or the TV
  • Try to use an old fashion pen and paper and write a To Do list and  important phone numbers 

As you stay away from this overpowering technology, you will have more time to find yourself and regain your inner peace. Perhaps it’s time to return to old hobbies or new activities such as volunteering, gardening, doing puzzles, playing chess, crosswords, reading or even listening to music.  Let’s hope that Spring will pave the way toward serenity and allow you to reach the goals you have set up for this year.