Physical cleaningOf course, your place of living probably needs a deep clean. While cleaning may seem boring, tedious, or too much work, it can actually be a great way to get away from other responsibilities and refresh your room, apartment, or house. But don't just vacuum and wipe down the surfaces. Actually get into all the nooks and crannies. Scrub the shower, organize your makeup, and finally get rid of that stack of old magazines. Once you've cleaned and cleared your physical space, you can work on your mental space.
Mental cleaningIf you're like me, you don't do a great job of keeping up with your mental well-being. Yet it's one of the most important aspects of keeping a healthy lifestyle. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to give yourself a mental checkup. Think about all the parts of your life that have been getting you down, as well as your attitude throughout different activities. Remind yourself that it's okay to feel down, but that it's ultimately necessary to let yourself get out of that rut. A few mindful activities that always help me are a relaxing shower or bath, using a coloring book, or a quick Netflix session (check out five of my favorite shows here).
Materialism cleaningIn conjunction with spring cleaning your physical space, make sure to go through your possessions and think about what you really use. It's fun to collect things like makeup and clothes, but it can actually be a burden to have so many materialistic objects. I'm not saying you have to get rid of everything and live with only five possessions, but it can give you a fresh, new perspective and even further help your mindfulness to get rid of the shirt you've owned for ten years or a five-year-old foundation. Even better, donate (usable) items that you decide to get rid of. Help someone else and yourself.
Spring cleaning is also a great time to check up on your physical health routine. Personally, I am in an exercise slump. While you're already at it with the rest of your cleaning, try to figure out a new type of exercise or a few healthy recipes that you want to give a go. Simply finding something new can be the door to a healthier side of you. Essentially, spring cleaning is the perfect time to reevaluate those New Year's Resolutions that you've probably given up on. The exercises that I'm currently interested in starting are yoga and boxing. We'll see how that goes.
What are your favorite spring cleaning tips?