Spring is here!
Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and it’s finally starting to be warm enough to where we want to open our windows and let in the clean air.
Spring signifies a fresh start to many people. It’s the time of the year where we like to clean out our old and make room for our new. We donate old clothes and home items, deep clean our closets, and just overall make sure that our space is nice and fresh.
A clean home is great, but it’s not the only thing we should be focused on cleaning out and freshening up this season. What I’m talking about is spring cleaning for your mind and overall wellness.
Just as we sweep out the dusty crevices of our homes, we need to make a habit of doing so with our minds and bodies as well.
Here’s how we can do some spring cleaning of our own, wellness edition.
Clean up those thought patterns
What does your inner voice sound like? Is it overly critical? Is it negative? If so, it’s time to be intentional about changing its tone. How do we do that? We practice. Tell yourself positive things about yourself. When you catch yourself being negative, be intentional, aggressively so, about countering those negative thoughts and words with positive ones. Instead of “wow I’m so stupid” try, “it’s okay, mistakes help me grow”. Making a habit of changing the way you speak to yourself, out loud, will change the way you speak to yourself internally.
Put negative people on mute
Sometimes people can bring us down. We all have people in our lives who only want to focus on drama, conflict, bad news, and other things that make us feel bad. You may love these people, but it doesn’t mean you have to give them access to you and your emotions. Unfriend or unfollow them on Facebook, delete them from Instagram or Twitter, and set boundaries as far as spending physical time with them. This doesn’t make you mean, but it does make sure that you are prioritizing your headspace and that is very important.
Take out those negative habits
Alrighty, friends, we all have some bad habits that have found their ways back into our lives since the new year right? I know I do (somehow Instagram has reestablished itself as my morning routine…oops). Well, winter is gone and spring is in and it’s time to send them packing…again. Make yourself a list of what habits you have that need to go. Arrange them in order of easiest to break to hardest and start. Start small, and be consistent, it will pay off. It also helps to hold yourself accountable by telling someone else.
There is no time like now to get starting on a better you! And days like these spring days make me feel so good that I’m excited for a healthy home, body, and mind.
What are you cleaning up this spring season, let me know below!
Thanks for reading, talk soon.
xx Nicole Eva
Good reminder you shared! This is a practice that needs to be done on a regular basis. A lot of times people wait for the right moment to make changes in their lives (kinda like New Year resolutions). But you know what? We cannot prolong our peace and happiness. We have to break the things and relationships that are holding us back now in order to be all that God has called us to be. Tomorrow is not promised…so we need to try to move forward now. Is it easy? No. Is it possible? Yes, if we believe in ourselves and create good habits.
Another good post you shared Nicole!