Spring is a time of renewal – a time that the world around us blooms with beauty – and there’s an innate desire within us to do the same. The heaviness of winter is still lingering, but when the sun starts shining a little warmer, we often desire to go into spring cleaning mode. This could mean our homes, closets, eating habits, relationships, and maybe even a social media detox – we can all use that once in awhile! Needless to say, we are longing to feel a little lighter, in more ways than one, when Spring finds us. Here are a few ways you can feel lighter this Spring:
Start small. Make a list of what you’d like to declutter in your home. Start small, and highlight which tasks have priority. Don’t remember the last time you’ve worn half of the clothes in your closet? Start there. Start with whatever is the biggest burden on you. The state of your surroundings has a huge impact on your overall well-being. And remember, outer order brings inner calm.
Simplify. Simplify your meals and you’ll feel like a brand new person. Meal planning, grocery shopping, coming up with ideas for dinner each night… it’s exhausting. Try eating very simply for the next week and see how things shift for you. Eat whole foods, with few ingredients and minimal prep time. Think Mason jar salads or roasted broccoli and a small piece of grilled chicken. Ah simplicity!
When life gives you lemons. It may sound too simple, but that’s what we’re doing here! Simple, beneficial changes that don’t overwhelm. Add a squeeze of lemon into your water (warm or cold) in the morning (and throughout the day, if you wish) and enjoy the alkalizing, naturally detoxification benefits. Your digestive system will thank you and you’ll enjoy a nice boost of natural energy.
Improvements. Have you been dreaming of something to add to your life that will give it more value? Have you been intending to start writing or painting again? Have you been promising yourself that you were finally going to start working out or reading more? What instantly pops in your head when you read this? Start by adding one thing in this week that will improve the quality of your life. Perhaps that’s a new, relaxing evening ritual or a commitment to get bi-weekly massages for stress relief. Pick one thing, and GO!
Baby steps coupled with consistent, daily action will get you where you want to be in no time, without overwhelm. I’d love to hear what you choose. Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what new thing you’re going to start this week to add more quality to your days! You can also request my complimentary eGuide entitled Spring Detox: Spring Cleaning Your Life HERE.
Sara Wolfsen is a Certified Health & Lifestyle Coach who specializes in helping people make their own healthy changes by providing private health coaching, nutrition education and wellness classes, and gentle weight-loss guidance and support. Schedule your complimentary coaching session and learn more online at www.sarawolfsen.com.