Updated: Mar 28
It's springtime and the adage of spring cleaning is one I can support! I find that taking the time to tidy up my spaces to be quite therapeutic. Being in a clean, organized space helps stabilize my mood and boosts my productivity. Spring cleaning definitely benefits more than my cabinets and windows!
Decluttering your physical space can have a positive impact on your mental health and well-being too. By getting rid of items you no longer need or use, you can create a sense of organization and calm in your home. This can lead to reduced stress and anxiety, and even improved sleep quality.
In addition, donating items to those in need or recycling them can help reduce waste and benefit the environment. So why not take some time this season to clean out your closets, donate to a local charity, and refresh your space?
With a little bit of planning and organization, the process can be much smoother and more manageable. If starting a spring cleaning project feels overwhelming to you, here are a few tips to help you get started:
1. Start small: Choose one area to focus on, such as a closet or a single room. Breaking up the cleaning process into smaller tasks can make it feel more manageable. I like to set a timer for 15-20 minutes and accomplish one small space during that time. Yesterday I cleaned my desk in 17 minutes (after getting a little side-tracked looking through notes) and was able to have a much more productive day afterwards. 17min was all I needed!
2. Breathe deeply: Take a few deep breaths before you start cleaning to help calm your nerves and clear your mind.
3. Play calming or inspirational music: Put on your favorite tunes to help create a peaceful atmosphere while you get to it. Sometimes I find listening to a podcast to be the most inspiring to me, other times music is what I need to be productive with my cleaning.
4. Use natural cleaning products: Switch to cleaning products made with natural ingredients to avoid harsh chemicals and keep your environment healthy. *Fun Fact: All of our plant-based aromatherapy sprays can be used as surface cleaners, they contain powerful antibacterial, antimicrobial essential oils and no harmful chemicals.
5. Take breaks: Remember that you don't need to push yourself too hard. Take a few moments to stretch or look outside/step outside, to help ease any anxiety you may be feeling. Don't push yourself to do it all in one day!
Organizing & cleaning can be a great way to clear out physical clutter and create a more peaceful environment - which results in a more relaxed YOU!
Take it one step at a time and be kind to yourself throughout the process! 🧹🌷