Spring clean your life for a new spring you. Re-charge the batteries at your pace. Upgrade and re-think your lifestyle change efforts. Get inspired to spring clean body, mind and house. Get cracking with a new way of thinking. Take a new look at your surroundings, and simplify those rules you laid down early winter. Charge forward with energy, and hit the wellness road, with these 5 ways to healthier food, drink, mindset, fitness and joyful surroundings.
Spring Clean: Tidy Up With A Difference
When spring comes you will want brighter colours, short sleeves and easy-to-grab fitness gear. A real re-charge boost is to clear up your wardrobe and re-arrange it once and for all. Forget what your mother once told you, and create a system you can live with.
The queen of decluttering and tidying up is Marie Kondo. Her book is a NY Times #1 bestseller, and you only have to open page 1 to realise why. Her system is simple and void of rules. Her one tip is to surround yourself with things that give you joy. In itself, this is such a liberating thought. Spring clean your space, house and wardrobe so you can enjoy it.
Good energy comes from having cleared out the old – and the physical removal of things and clothes that you no longer need sparks a mental re-charge too.
Spring Clean: Good Food Is Always Good
Good food is real food. Spring clean the way you have been comforting yourself during the winter months, and clear out the processed foods. Give them away, and start afresh. Get inspired by clean food recipes, and clear up your body system with it.
One woman who started an online revolution is Lisa Leake. After reading Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food, Lisa decided her family’s eating habits needed an overhaul. She, her husband, and their two small girls pledged to go 100 days without eating highly processed or refined foods. Not only did the family health change, but she inspired so many others to have a better relationship with food. Her recipes, and approach to food made her book a #1 best seller.
If you don’t quite know what clean food is, and how to start read: Clean Food Challenge: Bye Bye White Toast. A nice side effect of going clean is that you become more lean. Real food will give you a natural detox as you get rid of the toxins that come with all packages, tins and boxes.
For the advanced level, you can also eat raw food for a week, and see how you will bounce off the pavement with renewed energy. A spring clean of your food ways starts with saying that food is good. Real food IS really good, and your body and mind will thank you of for it.
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Spring Clean: Fitness First
Winter is a cosy season for all things lazy, although it doesn’t have to be 😉 . Spring comes with new green leaves, and staying inside is just not on any more. Go outside and enjoy the light. Give your fitness promises a new spring too. Walk into healthy habits by taking a daily walk around where you live, and give yourself mini-goals to go a bit further every day.
A hilarious read, and super inspiring for those a bit more than middle age is Younger Next Year, by Chris Crowley. Chris will make you move, laugh and rejuvenate – all in one go!
For the already active, the fitness spring clean comes with upping your workout challenges. Try new activities. Get yourself into a gym, and schedule a trial strength training lesson. We all need muscle to deal with our everyday lives and lifting light weights recharges you on every level. Get into Yoga and Pilates to increase flexibility, core strength and overall energy levels.
Getting fit has little to do with ‘perfect body’ syndrome – Oh No! It’s about feeling good for what life has in store for you. A better fitness level increases your ability to feel, be and do good!
Spring Clean: Re-Charge Your Relationships
With a new season you will want to take a look at your relationships. It’s easy to say that you want to get rid of your boss, or upgrade to wife/husband 2.0.
Often it is more about your own attitude, coping mechanisms and mindset. Life is too short to deal with regrets, worries and upsets. If you carry around toxic thoughts, or surround yourself with toxic people, it’s time to spring clean your mindset.
Brene Brown is a personal transformation pioneer, who urges us to expose and expel our insecurities in order to have the most fulfilling life possible. Her book The Gifts of Imperfection inspires wholehearted living, which she defines as containing courage, compassion, deliberate boundaries, and connection. If you want some real guidance to your new mindset, attitude and relationship read how you can cultivate new positive qualities, whether it be authenticity, self-compassion, or a resilient spirit, intuition, meaningful work, or laughter.
Letting go of ghosts and embracing life for what it has to offer can be a painful process, however the new force it brings will open doors and hearts in a very new and worthwhile way.
Spring Clean: White Month
Spring is a new season full of bright, new life and colour. It carries hope, and energy. If you really want to make a head start with your lifestyle change the best way to look at all your daily habits.
One habit that many choose to ignore is the alcohol, wine and beer. It sort of goes with a busy lifestyle and is socially required. Try this self assessment: How much do you drink?
If you think you might have overdone it boost your health by giving yourself a white month. Drink no alcohol — detox and give your whole body system a new lease on life — for at least a month.
The advantages come fast and furious as you can think clearly, go further and faster — and most of all find energy for much more than you thought possible. It’s a real health ride into the warmer months! Will Klingner wrote The Tea Lifestyle as a fun and helpful, light guide to detox from caffeine, sugar and alcohol. You will become a tea fan! And you will feel and look fab in the process!
Spring Clean: New You – Your Way
Lifestyle change comes from a fleeting thought that a change is needed. A decision then forms. Your way to success is setting mini-goals that you can achieve each day. There is no fast of strict rules that you must stick to. You set the pace. It’s a step-by step process which changes you from the inside out.
Spring is a nice time to start with small steps. It will be weeks before you see a change — but you will feel it! The reward is a feeling of accomplishment and real energy — life bouncing, joyful, happy wellness that will make you so much more able to deal with all that life has in store for you.
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Recommended and Related:
- 99 Tips To Spring Clean Your Life By The Experts – Mirror Online
- 100 Days of Real Food – Inspiration Blog
- Healthy Home Essentials – Amazon.co.uk
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