Along with the blossoms, brighter mornings and warmer days, spring brings with it a renewed sense of hope and energy. It’s easy to see why the tradition of a spring clean took hold – at this time of year, we feel motivated to clear the clutter, throw open those windows, and let the sunshine in! With the scene set for fresh starts and new beginnings, this is the perfect time to not only spring clean your home but your life.
Here are a few of the ways we’ll be spring cleaning our lives this spring:
Health, not haste
You’ll no doubt be bombarded in coming weeks with demands to ‘get in shape for summer!’ and ‘shed those winter pounds’ with a slew of crazy diets and fitness regimes promising instant results. Here at The Chia Co, we are passionate about health and wellbeing – NOT fad diets. We want you to be the most healthy, fit and happy version of yourself. And if this means shedding a little extra winter padding, then go for it! We encourage you to choose a sustainable approach to healthy weight management by eating a balanced, wholefood diet and engaging in regular exercise that’s right for your fitness level.
Make fitness fun
This is a great time of year to switch up your workout, especially if it means getting outside into that fresh spring air! Try adding in a 20min morning walk, a weekend bike ride, or yoga in the park. Making fitness fun by doing something a little different is good for your body and mind, and is key to building a lasting exercise routine.
Have a digital detox
In the same way that de-cluttering our home feels cathartic, so too can de-cluttering our digital lives. Unread messages, overflowing inboxes, and electronic distractions can contribute to stress, leaving you overwhelmed and anxious. Take a look at some of the very helpful online services like Unroll.me to help tame that inbox, and commit to unplugging on the regular – even if only for 20mins, switching off your phone and laptop will go a long way to reducing the ‘noise’ in your life.
Start a gratitude journal
Shifting your mindset towards appreciation is one of the fastest ways to improve your mood. This spring, we’re making a commitment journaling our gratitude every day – and we encourage you to do the same. Every night before you go to sleep, write down three things that you are grateful for today. Not only will it help you sleep better by switching off the stressors from the day you’ve just had, it’ll help you wake feeling positive for the day ahead.
Clear your workspace
Considering most of us spend more time at work than we do at home, having a workspace that is clean, bright and uplifting is essential. A clean and clear desk will work wonders for your productivity. Bring in some items that make you feel happy – photos of friends, books you love, and some inspiring art.