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We have all heard about “spring cleaning” and I will be the first one to tell you I love a spring clean. I did write a post on how to bring spring into your home which you can get some inspiration from after this post. However, it is also important to “spring clean your life”.
There are many other aspects of your life that need a lovely little refresh, and all of these will benefit your overall health and mental health. Plus having a spring clean of your life is a perfect way of getting rid of toxic traits, cleansing our own thoughts and even that clutter in your life. I recommend taking my tips into account, to help start again and feel good within your mind and home.
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I feel like the way you could look at it is as the season changes from Winter to Spring people can change too. However, you will know when it is time to Spring clean your life because your energy may decrease, your mood changes, everything feels cluttered and this ultimately will affect your productivity, creativity, the outcome of your work and just lack of motivation.
Therefore, today I am going through the ways you can Spring clean your life, and bring back that good energy!
Overview: Spring clean your life
- Revamp your routine
- Unplug from the phone
- Clean your feed
- Organise your home
- Adopt a self-care routine
Revamp your routine
Sometimes you need to refresh your life and routine! So switch things up and try something new. I like to change my routine up daily/weekly this is just so I stay motivated and focused on my goals/tasks.
As a result, I tend to be more productive and produce better quality work within my life. Also creating a new routine can be fun and seem like you are doing something “new” even if you only switch up a couple of things. This is something I believe is even more important right now during lockdown in order to keep a bit of normality.
One example could be if you work out in the morning you could switch this to the evening, or if you have a certain way of doing a task maybe try a different way.
Here is a post all about the benefits of having a routine.
I don’t know about you but I love a declutter. There is nothing more satisfying than emptying your closet or drawers and getting rid of clothes or stuff you don’t need. It is like a weight being lifted.
I do recommend having a declutter regularly, even through your phone. Get rid of negativity, or all those emails, get rid of old blog posts that don’t fit with your blog anymore etc. Trust me decluttering is beneficial for your overall well-being. Having a space that is tidy and calm will benefit your life in many ways.
Also cleansing your social media will bring less stress into your life and work towards creating a more positive and fulfilling lifestyle. All which will contribute to helping your well-being and mental health.
I have some helpful tips for organising here.
Unplug from the Phone
We are in lockdown so I understand it is difficult to step away from the phone right now. However, I couldn’t recommend it enough! Taking a day off of social media/your phone will encourage you to focus on yourself, and just live in the moment. Also you get to enjoy the company of those around you (if you live with people).
These are difficult times right now so making sure our mental health and well-being is looked after is so important. Therefore, spending too much time online can be detrimental to our health, and so taking that much needed break is recommended.
I usually always have at least 1 day or even just taking afternoon’s off and this just gives me a break and a chance to live in the moment. Also it really helps my mental health and I can come back to social media with fresh eyes.
I also wrote some other well-being tips here.
Clean your feed
As I mentioned make sure to regularly clean your feed. It is crucial that you only have or follow people that make you feel good, inspire you or bring positivity into your life. Plus it is totally ok to follow someone and then realise that maybe they are not what you want on your feed anymore.
I tend to do this every month because sometimes you don’t realise that you don’t want to follow a person until after a little while. However, I do recommend you cleaning your feed because it honestly helps you in so many ways!
It can start with your feed and then you can go onto other areas of your life to clean. For example, clearing old emails or apps on your phone that are not needed etc.
Organise your home
It can be easy to get into a routine of not putting things back where they belong, especially if you are feeling lazy. However, I can’t recommend it enough to just spend time organising stuff in your home. Plus you will feel so much better for it after. A tidy home a tidy mind as they say.
Also the benefits to your health once everything is organised and clean is amazing! You will enjoy the space you are in much more, and your work will thrive off of the space as well!
I recommend organising at least once a week to keep on top of it. You can even break this down to little tasks each day (if you have time).
I have shared some cleaning tips here.
Adopt a self care routine
Lastly, I can’t recommend enough how important it is to have that self-care routine! As I have mentioned looking after your well-being is important so having that time that you dedicate to looking after yourself will benefit you. For example, having a bath with a face mask on, or sitting in the garden with your favourite book.
I personally make sure to schedule self-care into my routine/daily or weekly diary, as this ensures I never forget or neglect looking after myself. Plus you will be thankful when you are doing your tasks and see you have scheduled time for a bath or time to read.
Make sure your health is a priority.
Do you have any tips on how you spring clean your life?
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I really enjoyed writing this post and thank you for letting me guest write for your blog! 🙂 xxx
Great advice! My routine has changed in lockdown – and it’s been quite refreshing! R x
Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes says
Thanks for sharing your tips, hopefully decluttering should be able to start soon once the charity shops are open 🙂
Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes
Amber Rose says
Really love this post! For years I thought I was a really spontaneous person but in the past year I’ve realised that I actually need routine to function properly! It’s always good changing up routines every now and then just so you don’t get bored. Also think unplugging from social media is such a good idea, especially recently! There’s so much information all of the time so it is nice to take a break every now and then for some sanity!
Sophie Harriet says
I can totally relate to needing to revamp my routine – sometimes I think I’ve found the perfect routine and it works for a few days / weeks but then it gets stale! When I change things up, I get motivated again! I also love a good declutter and organise.
Love the idea of spring cleaning your life! It’s definitely important to take care of yourself and spend time away from technology!
Serena / http://www.ramblingsofanotherunigraduate.com
I enjoyed this post a lot! I’ve just moved house and have an entire room full of clutter to sort out – this has inspired me to get on with it 🙂
Tilly Haines says
I love this post! I’ve been feeling a bit “aaaaah” lately 😂 so I could really do with having a bit of a mental and physical declutter to give myself a bit of a reboot almost.
Thank you for sharing! ☺️
Liz Hartley says
I really need to have a declutter and have a refresh from my phone, my screen time is slowly going up and I know its not good for me! This is a really great post! x
Natasha Evans says
I’ve definitely been spring-cleaning my life during lockdown and loving it! I’ve found I’ve been using social media less as I just can’t really be bothered to keep up with it and it’s so nice to have time away from my phone.
Tash – http://www.agirlwithview.co.uk
Another great post as always! I’m a big believer in a good self care routine – even something as little as remembering to drink enough or doing a soothing skincare routine makes me feel way more mentally sound. Decluttering is also one of my favourite things!xx
It’s winter down under but these spring cleaning your life tips still apply 🙂 I desperately need a self-care routine so thanks for the reminder.
Amazing post! Thank you for sharing! I need to try and take a day away from social media soon!
One Way to Wanderland says
I think a routine is super important! Love the point about decluttering your feed as well – social media has such an impact on our mental health it’s so important to follow people and pages that inspire you and make you feel good.
Abundance of Flavor says
Love these tips! I’ve really tried working on developing a self-care routine during lockdown. Normally I wouldn’t have time for much before or after work, but being at home has helped me dedicate more time to me 🙂
a Life on a Dime says
I think decluttering is a bonus love language! my cup really does feel full after a good declutter! Especially if the hubby or one of the kids voluntarily does some decluttering of their own!
I never clean out old emails. I feel like I’m in too deep lol. I do like to clear out my computer though, seeing as pictures always accumulate from my blog posts
Angel Ro says
In these hard times, these stuffs mentioned in the blog are absolute necessary.
Lindsey Brogan says
Great post! I will be using some of these ideas! I’m on a big spring clean mission of my life 🙂
Anika May says
This is such a great post, I’m loving the tips! Great inspo.
Anika | chaptersofmay.com
I love these ideas to spring clean your life. This is the time to do so! YESS on organizing your home. I started throwing away a ton of things, which helped with feeling lighter. Definite YES on self-care routine! Thanks for sharing!
Great post! Think it’s so important to acknowledge that cleaning isn’t just about tidying physical object but also having a mental clean. A social media detox is ALWAYS important to stay healthy and happy 🙂
Omaye Aduku says
I love these tips!
Self care is important to me because it brings calmness and balance back into my life. It’s quite therapeutic for me.
Decluttering is important as it makes me think clearly; if I have less clutter, my thoughts are somehow more organised.
Love this post.
Really enjoyed reading this! It gives some great tips and definitely something everyone needs to be reminded of from time to time thanks for sharing x
I definitely need to do these things. No wonder I am so scatterbrained these days! I’m also pretty messy in my environment which is why I get a little crazy, but I’m working on being more organized!
Hannah | http://hannahonhorizon.com
Jenny in Neverland says
Great post. These are some great tips and I think we all need to take the time to assess these things every now and again and re-vamp accordingly 🙂
Yes yes YES!!! Ive found during lockdown that having time away from my phone is VITAL!! Loved this post, thanks for creating this amazing content!
There’s nothing I love more than a good spring clean. Whenever I feel stressed, overwhelmed, or in a rut I’ll do a deep clean and instantly feel so much more motivated and ready to tackle anything life throws at me x
After reading this post, I think I am well overdue a spring clean on my life! A great post Amber x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
Organizing my home is the best kind of self routine for me haha! when you have a clean and peaceful environment, the rest will follow!