It’s Spring Break for my teens and we are not leaving town so it’s time or spring cleaning. My Freshman plays baseball for his High School team and we have games during the break. It is offering me the opportunity to purge neglected spaces in my home. There has been a need inside me to release some old items, thoughts, and beliefs about myself. Since this month began, I have focused on cleaning the mindset, spaces in our home, and negative self-talk; it seems like next week is a good time to attack the “old things”.
Spring cleaning can be good for the mind for several reasons:
- Clearing physical clutter can lead to a clearer mind. When we are surrounded by clutter and disorganization, it can be difficult to focus and think clearly. By clearing out the physical clutter in our environment, we can create a more organized and peaceful space that allows us to think more clearly and feel less stressed.
- It can be a form of exercise. Spring cleaning often involves physical activity, such as moving furniture, scrubbing floors, and carrying boxes. This can be a great way to get some exercise and release endorphins, which can boost our mood and energy levels.
- It can be a therapeutic process. Going through old items and deciding what to keep, donate, or throw away can be a therapeutic process that allows us to reflect on our lives and let go of things that no longer serve us. This can help us feel more in control of our lives and reduce feelings of anxiety and stress.
- It can create a sense of accomplishment. Completing a thorough spring cleaning can give us a sense of accomplishment and pride in our living space. This can help boost our self-esteem and give us a sense of satisfaction that can improve our overall mood and well-being.
Overall, spring cleaning can be a great way to improve our mental health and well-being by creating a more organized, peaceful, and enjoyable living space. If you have some free time over the next few weeks, select a space or two in your home that needs to be purged. Next download a great audiobook and get to work!