Spring, the time of year where we are ready for a new beginning and a change in season. We become inspired to take the steps in de-cluttering our lives for an all-around refresh. Apart from cleaning your home and clearing out your closet, here are some tips to help you spring clean your body, mind and soul.
Cleanse your soul
I recently came across a quote that aligns perfectly with cleansing your soul. “The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on”. – Holland. Aka, although it’s overlooked, your energy and overall spirit is a major contributor to feeling clear and content.
- Meditation –If you’ve ever felt stressed, confused or simply in a state of unrest, meditation is for you (yes, it’s for everyone). The goal is to develop more awareness of your thoughts, feelings and sensations, while also learning how to observe them, without reacting unconsciously. There are many different ways to get into it, even if it’s for five minutes daily, you’ll be reaping the benefits involved with being more focused and productive. I always recommend starting your meditation journey with guided meditation, there are plenty in the app store, such as this one, until you feel like you can lead your own!
- Gratitude – By showing gratitude, your spirit fills your soul with positivity. Showing gratitude is a secret weapon to focus on the good in your life, become more mindful and live with intent. Each morning and night, make a point to ask yourself, “What am I grateful for?”, while also being mindful of expressing gratitude to those around you. Start by creating something called a gratitude journal, while you’re reflecting on your day, write as many things as you can think of that you were grateful for.
Cleanse your body
Spring is the time to reset and refresh. It’s only normal that we steer off track from our #healthgoals from time to time, but it’s taking control and making it a priority that matters! And I don’t mean depriving yourself and cutting out the foods you love. What I mean is adjusting your lifestyle to nourishing your body with what the nutrients it needs to be the best person you can be. (Yes, that includes sometimes indulging in that creamy Alfredo and glass of red). Along with getting back into a lean meal plan that includes mostly raw foods, I love incorporating these two tactics into my routine.
- A juice cleanse
Before coffee, start your day with adding half of a squeezed lemon and a dash of cayenne pepper into your water. The lemon will help cleanse your liver and remove toxins from your body, while the cayenne pepper works to jump-start your metabolism.
During your 7 day juice cleanse (which is actually just holding yourself accountable to drinking fresh pressed juice everyday, nothing else!) try incorporating my fave combination to detoxify and cleanse into your cleanse.
1 bunch celery
4-5 kale leaves (preferably lacinato)
1 green apple
1 big handful of flat leaf parsley
1 inch of fresh ginger
- Dry brushing
A total new one for me, thanks to @laurenelizbeth! Dry brushing is a health practice involving full body exfoliation, that promotes circulation and detoxing. This practice is relaxing and leaves you with baby soft skin from head to toe! Read more on dry brushing and its benefits here.
Cleanse your social circle
That’s right, detox your social circle by thinking about all of the relationships in your life and evaluating those that are healthy for you and those who are not. My friends and I love the saying “Your vibe is your tribe”, and it’s so damn true! The people you decide to surround yourself with, are a direct representation of your energy, productivity and overall well-being. That’s why the importance of allowing only the ones who continue to motivate, uplift you and simply make you feel good are the individuals you should only choose to surround yourself with. The importance of this cleanse is one of the most crucial aspects of my spring cleaning, read more about how to clear out the toxic people in your life here.
There you have it! My favourite tips to help clear your mind, body and soul this Spring. Think I’m missing something? Let me know in the comments below!