Spring is the season when the natural world awakens and re-energizes after the colder winter months. Dormant plants begin to grow, new seedlings emerge from the earth, and hibernating animals awaken.
As nature blooms, so should you! If we are in line with nature, we can live better, more free-flowing lives. So what are your plans this season to renew and rejuvenate your mind, body & soul?!
I’ve come up with 10 of the best ways to spring clean your body, mind, and soul! Let’s go!
1) Decluttering and deep cleaning
Tis’ the season for spring decluttering! Maybe it’s the warmer temperatures, but something about spring motivates us to clean and declutter.
Nothing is quite satisfying than coming home to a decluttered house. But whole-house decluttering can feel overwhelming, tiring, and time-consuming. So, here are doable spring decluttering ideas to help you get started:
Make a plan. Create a list so you don’t lose track (and motivation) in the process.
You don’t have to do it all in one day or at once. Give yourself a couple of weeks to do it if you want.
Break down a room into smaller sections to make it more manageable.
Take away the excess and sort them into boxes: donate, recycle, or throw away. Remember that it’s easier to clean a kitchen countertop with fewer items sitting on them.
A more minimal space always helps me be more creative and think clearly!
It is essential to keep your home as toxic-free and healthy as possible. Switching synthetic fragrances to natural fragrances is one way to do just that!
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2) Clearing your energy
One of the ways to usher in the fresh, brighter energy of spring is to clear your energy. From decluttering your mind to unfollowing social media accounts that don’t inspire you or unplugging for a day to meditating—these are great ways to release negative energy and have a fresh start during spring.
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3) Detoxing your body
Spring is a great time to refresh our systems after that long, sluggish winter.
And no, it doesn’t mean you have to push your body too hard on forced fasts. Eating with the season is one of the ways to do it. Fill your plate more with nutrient-dense in-season fruits and vegetables, such as apricots, beets, watercress, radishes, asparagus, rhubarb, and more!
Detoxifying is not only limited to your diet. You can detoxify your skin, too. Many plants and herbs have powerful detoxifying properties, which can draw impurities and toxins out from deep down your pores. Earth Essentials by Erica put some of these ingredients together to create organic products that are safer and more natural for you! Here are some of the best detoxifying products you can try:
Charcoal clay mask - Remove toxins and deep impurities from your skin with the powerful combination of bentonite clay, activated coconut charcoal, and tea tree oil. This mask can leave your skin clear and fresh, treat acne, and calm redness due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits. You can also use this on your armpit to remove odor and toxins. Grab a truly natural Natural Deodorant to use after your detox!
Detox soap - You can use this 100% handcrafted natural soap on your face and body. Its main ingredient is activated charcoal, which can go deep into your skin, removing dirt, toxins, and other impurities. We’ve added it with colloidal oats, tea tree, and aloe vera to help retain or aid in moisture—a refreshing, soothing, and calming experience for you.
Herbal hair rinse - The hair product you need to rejuvenate your beautiful hair this spring! It has powerful herbs: rosemary, marshmallow root, and nettle, which promote hair growth, soothe your scalp, and make your hair shiny and healthy.
Sweet Earth Salt & Sugar Scrub - Exfoliate, soften, moisturize, and soothe—you get all these in one scrub! This pink Himalayan salt scrub is preservative-free and blended with essential oils that rejuvenate the skin, make it radiant, and uplift your mood.
4) Fresh journal for the season
Spring is a time for new beginnings, so why not do a fresh journal for the season?
Journaling has positive benefits for you: physically, mentally, and emotionally. Expressive writing (like journaling) can help you de-stress. Writing about stressful experiences helps you manage them healthily. Journaling may also improve your immunity and decrease your risk of illness. Expressing your thoughts and feelings may improve memory, too.
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5) Stay hydrated
Being out and about in the sun increases fluid loss, so dehydration is more likely. Severe dehydration can pose serious health risks. Even if you’re just mildly dehydrated, you may experience headaches, fatigue, and constipation.
So, be proactive in staying hydrated throughout the day, such as taking a water bottle with you always and eating fruits and vegetables high in water content.
6) Get out more in the sun
The long, dark, and cold months induced melatonin, making you sluggish and wanting to stay indoors. But now, with longer, brighter days, there’s every reason for you to step out in the sun.
Most of us will agree that basking in the sun's warmth makes us happy, and science proves it, too: studies found our brains produce serotonin, a chemical that boosts mood. Besides that, sunlight helps your skin create Vitamin D, vital for bone health, immune function, and heart health.
7) Refresh your workout
When the weather warms up, it’s just the perfect time to take your workout outside and switch things up with your exercise routine. If you took a winter off, take it slow and start with a 10-minute walk every day, then a 15-minute walk next week, working your way up to a 30-40 minute walk. Other ways to enjoy spring while staying active are bike riding, hiking, or yoga.
8) Watch out for the allergens
Springtime is also peak allergy season for sufferers as it brings outdoor allergens like pollen. To prevent outdoor allergens this spring, check your local weather forecast for high pollen counts, and try to stay indoors or close doors and windows, especially during the morning when pollen counts are highest.
What about indoor allergens? One of the best ways to minimize indoor allergens is to do a big spring cleaning—vacuuming carpets and rugs and deep cleaning of dust.
Nettle tea and local honey have been known to help as well!
9) Reset your sleep routine
Moving towards daylight saving time can affect our sleep cycles. But if you want to improve your health this spring, resetting your sleep is extremely important.
Getting enough sleep, ideally, seven to nine hours, helps your body recharge, repair, and function properly. On the contrary, lack of sleep negatively affects your mood, and immune system and increases your risks of health issues.
Some tips to create a more structured bedtime include: moving your bedtime routine 15 to 30 minutes earlier, putting away devices an hour before bedtime, and avoiding caffeine in the afternoon and food and alcohol near bedtime.
If you’re still having trouble sleeping, keeping your room dark and cool can be helpful.
10) Practice gratitude
Spring is such a perfect season to be thankful for, don’t you think? From the fresh air to chirping birds to trees and flowers blooming with colors, there are many things in spring ready to be appreciated.
Practicing gratitude has powerful benefits. It can make you feel more positive, strengthen relationships, and improve overall physical health. So whether it’s starting a gratitude journal or telling people you appreciate them, go ahead and practice gratitude this springtime.
Spring is here, and it offers many opportunities to renew our health goals and live better lives.
Removing toxins from your body can be a great way to start, meaning eating healthy and choosing safer and natural products for your body. With the longer days and warmer weather, soaking up in the sun and exercising outdoors can rejuvenate your body, too. Journaling and practicing gratitude are other healthy ways to do as you step into the new season.
So, now it’s time for you to take action and start healthy habits to enjoy the sunshine and energy spring brings!
Have a healthy spring!
Disclaimer The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This article is for educational purposes.