Spring is here bringing more daylight, warmer weather and new beginnings. While our home typically gets all the attention when it comes to enjoying a spring clean, we can also refresh our wellness routines as the seasons change.
With some simple tweaks to spring clean everything from what you use or eat in your daily life to how you move your body or manage your money, you'll get a fresh start in no time.
Keep reading for tips on how to spring clean different aspects of your wellness routine for a fresh start in the new season and beyond, breathing new life and energy into your world.
7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Wellness Routine
Just like we organize and declutter our space with the transition from winter to spring, we should refresh our wellness rituals for a thorough spring clean.
- Refresh your workout routine, change it up. Go from indoors to out, or try a new activity -- and definitely toss out those stale gym clothes, new workout attire can keep you motivated too - treat yourself!
- Head to your local farmer's market and grab fresh, seasonal produce for your meal prep and planning, or just for the sake of trying new things.
- Consider your self-care. Start journaling, try a morning meditation or new ritual, or talk to a therapist. Self-care doesn’t have to be extravagant, and it can be a daily practice.
- Check the expiration dates on your skincare products. Clear out any out-of-date products with strange smells or colors, or ones where the oils have separated.
- Swap out toxic products from your home cleaning supply stash for eco-friendly, non-toxic, or natural alternatives.
- Use less plastic and single-use items, there are so many new ways to create a green kitchen and beauty routine with washables and reusables.
- Enjoy time in nature, it's proven to improve mood and health so get out there, get a nice walk in and spend some time in the sun ... make time for this.
“There's nothing quite like the feeling of a fresh start that comes along with spring cleaning.”
Cleanse your body inside and out
We go into hibernation mode during winter, our bodies crave comfort food but now, we're likely craving things that are fresher and lighter. We do not advocate going on a dramatic cleanse or eating only foods deemed “clean” but instead, eating intuitively or seasonally. If guidance for how to do so is needed, we suggest exploring sessions with True Woo nutritionists that can help you Spring Clean your diet. The best and most practical place to start? The fridge, freezer, and pantry. Purge expired goods and foods that don’t make you feel your best and then restock the kitchen with healthy swaps.
Too much tech time? Try a digital detox
Clean up your beauty and skincare collection
If you read, Toxins that Hide in Your Oral Care, you discovered lots of nasties hiding in many typical products. We're now pretty motivated to spring clean our entire beauty and skincare collection and seek out natural, transparent and ethical alternatives.
Healthy home, happy you ... time to tidy up?
Rather than call it quits before you start, get motivated and stay positive during your Spring Clean process. Remember firstly you are rejuvenating your space. Everything is coming back to life in spring and so can your home. Open up the windows and let in the fresh air, literally and metaphorically, new beginnings start with your home space. Think, "out with the old and in with the new" -- spring cleaning is more than just decluttering your space; it's also cleaning your mind and soul.
Healthy swaps for your grocery list
Many of us tend to go into hibernation mode during winter, our bodies crave comfort food. With the change of the season, we're likely craving things that are fresh and light.
We do not advocate going on a dramatic, crash cleanse or eating only foods deemed “clean” but instead, to eat intuitively and seasonally. If guidance for how to do so is needed, we suggest exploring sessions with True Woo nutritionists that can help you Spring Clean your diet. The best and most practical place to start? The fridge, freezer, and pantry. Purge expired goods and foods that don’t make you feel your best and then restock the kitchen with healthy swaps.
It's not only what we buy that helps support our seasonal healthy shifts. Remembering to look at our life from a 360 degree, well rounded perspective - one that holistically supports positive growth and change - also matters. Considering how you might clear out time in your schedule for you, or shift your focus at work to allow for more creativity or focus, reigniting with your passions outside of work, and even managing your finances can help you establish much needed, refreshed perspectives and ways of living.