Spring Cleaning Within Yourself
Spring Cleaning Within YourselfWith the warm weather starting, you may be getting ready to start spring cleaning at home, but have you ever considered a Spring cleaning within yourself?Perhaps the cold dark days of winter left you feeling gloomy and reaching for those classic comfort foods to soothe the winter blues.Maybe you’ve even found it difficult to get that endorphin boosting exercise into your daily routine.With the snow and ice melted away, and the trees and flowers finding new life in Spring, take this time to give yourself the same fresh start within yourself.
With longer daylight hours and temperatures on the rise, you may find it easier to take a refreshing stroll outside and get that all important daily activity in.Take this time to not only get those feel-good endorphins going, but to take time for spring cleaning within yourself.Find activities that help you rid of negative thoughts and feelings.Make time to focus on thoughts and activities that help you feel good about yourself and those around you.Even with a busy schedule, find a few moments each day to quiet your mind and focus only on your breathing.Remembering to take some good old fashioned deep breaths could be just the thing you need to help clear your mind and refresh your focus.This can easily be done with your morning coffee, during a lunch break or as you settle into bed at night.
Spring is also the start of a new season of fruits and vegetables that are peaking this season.While a cold salad may not sound appealing when the snow is blowing, it might be a refreshing change of pace as the sun starts to shine more and the temperatures outside begin to rise.Take advantage of this time to indulge in berries, leafy greens, asparagus, broccoli and squash.Still too chilly for a salad to sound appealing?Try roasting these delicious spring vegetables together with a light drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh herbs.Or break out that stored away grill and experiment with different fruits and vegetables on the grill.
Remember to take time for yourself when it feels like everyone and everything is pulling you in every direction.Pencil yourself in your schedule if you must and treat your time to refresh just as you would as appointment or meeting.You may find that you are at your very best when you find a way daily to focus on taking care of yourself.