Spring is a time for cleaning out the cupboards, drawers, and purging any unneeded items. Plus, let’s be honest, what else is there to while we all patiently wait for the end of COVID-19?? With that said, it is also a time to take a look at ourselves as our minds, body, and spirit deserve some self ‘spring cleaning‘ as well.
Spring Cleaning For The Mind
The first step in spring cleaning for the mind is to throw away destructive self-talk. In other words, anything that depletes you of energy and ambition.
Start off by unplugging from negative outlets that bring your energy down. This can include:
- Social media
- The nightly news
- Low energy television shows
- Toxic relationships
Next, say ‘no’ to activities in your life that feel more like obligations. Don’t do something because you’re afraid to say no. Instead, attend events that you look forward to going to.
Finally, spring is the perfect time of year to start a new project or activity that will bring joy and excitement to your life.
Let’s Get Physical
The warmer weather finally allows us to get outside and enjoy some much needed fresh air and Vitamin D.
Spring is the perfect time to focus on shedding excess weight that is slowing you down and putting strain on your joints. Visit the local farmers markets and enjoy the fresh produce that we will soon have access to and make refreshing smoothies, salads, and green juices.
By increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables, you will naturally encourage your body to eliminate toxins and weight.
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Dry Brushing For Detox
Have you ever heard of the technique of dry skin brushing? If not you are not alone however it’s an effective way of stimulating the lymph system to detoxify the body.
How To Dry Brush
Starting at your feet, VERY gently brush your skin in upward or circular motions with a very soft bristle brush. Then, slowly begin to bring your movements up your body, along all surfaces of your skin toward your heart. Next, start at your hands and work up to your shoulders and upper back. Lastly do your chest all the way to your heart.
It feels fantastic and is a great thing to do first thing in the morning to energize your body by getting your blood flowing.
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Rejuvenating And Renewing Your Spirit
When we aren’t living our true purpose in life, it can be very draining on our spirit. This spring, take some time to meditate on what your true calling is and make movements to align with your calling.
Find forgiveness in your heart for people and situations that have offended you. Focus on feeling gratitude for the little things in your life. Engage in acts of kindness, whether that be for people or animals in your life. Explore new opportunities and experiences, travel, and find new ways to feed your spirit.
Regardless of what type of spring cleaning you are doing, enjoy the longer days and the warmer sun. Be fascinated with all of the miracles of new life that spring gives us.
Jo-Anne Richardson has almost a decade of experience managing a chiropractic office and educating patients on how chiropractic can allow your body to express optimal health. She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and holds a Degree in Communications. She loves to experiment with raw vegan recipes, loves to salsa dance, travel and learn new holistic health information to share tips with everyone who visits the office.