Spring is coming (can you feel it yet?) and with it comes the need for a major cleaning around the house and garden. If you’re still feeling winter’s sluggishness and not quite ready to tackle cleaning out your closets, then why not begin with yourself first? After all, refreshing your health and rejuvenating your spirit should be the most important part of your spring cleaning!
Give your plate a make-over. Spring is the best time to check your eating habits and start planning healthier meals for yourself and your family. It doesn’t have to be a major change — just make sure that you are practicing conscious eating. Take advantage of any local produce in your area — get those seasonal fruits and veggies your body needs to get ready for all the wonderful outdoor activities you’ll be able to enjoy in the upcoming weeks. If you feel like you need to get rid of any toxins or impurities that might be accumulating in your body, try adding these cleansing foods to your diet for a natural spring detox.
Get moving. If you were one of those people that decided it was OK to take a break from your fitness routine because of the cold weather, then it’s time to get back up on your feet and re-start your exercise routine. You can begin with a simple brisk walk or run in the park or along the beach. Incorporating little changes into your everyday chores can have a big impact on your health and physical well-being. Just make sure that you keep yourself hydrated as you get move active.
Don’t forget your mind and spirit. While you recharge your body and start getting back into shape, make sure that you also take the time to clear your mind and boost your spirit. Spring is the time when you might decide to try something new — or take a step back to reevaluate and restart whatever might not be working in your life. Whatever you decide, make sure that you do so with a positive attitude and clear mind. If you haven’t had any time to relax during the winter, then it’s especially important to take things slow and make time to enjoy life more.