As the weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining brighter, nights are getting lighter and April is right around the corner and you’re probably getting the annual urge to have a good ole spring cleaning. I know I definitely do. I welcomed this beautiful season by not only decluttering my home but by getting rid of the toxins in my body.
Last night I got the opportunity to start spring by attending the Equinox Vernal Party thanks to Houston Tidbits Front Row. Thank you Equinox Houston for being such an awesome host. Ya’ll really know how to throw a fun fitness party. The party was definitely not something I expected with food from Fuel, smoothies, muffins, cake, cocktails, a DJ and even a photo booth before you leave for the night. It definitely was one of the most exciting workout days I’ve had.
Aside from dusting, polishing and throwing away trash have you thought about cleaning out your life? I mean anything from money, work, health and personal relationships. The following process is what I recommend everyone does this spring because what’s the use of a clean home when your life is an utter mess?
Declutter Your Technology
I don’t mean cleaning out keyboards, laptops, smartphones or tablets but I’m talking about documents, letters, work files, useless pictures, videos from concerts (come on are you truly going to go back and watch them?), and cleaning out junk mail.
Scrub away bad financial decisions
To kick things off, print out all your bank statements and go through every single item. Think about necessities like rent, gas, groceries and bills. Look through things you have bought that you didn’t necessarily need to spend money on like that $6.00 latte from that trendy coffeehouse you go to everyday. Think about all the things you subscribe to or pay for but never use. Nothing makes me feel happier than having my finances organize and being in control of my money.
Spring clean your health
Those New Year resolutions are so long gone and summer is catching up. So don’t be discouraged and use this as a reason to get back into a healthier life. Start by assessing what’s in your fridge, freezer and cabinets and throw away all the junk. Go grocery shopping and stock your kitchen with non-processed and natural options. Don’t be afraid to treat yourself once in a while but that doesn’t mean stocking the cabinet full of junk food that you tell yourself you’ll only eat occasionally. There are ways to eat clean on budget like buying shop brands, sticking to produce that’s in season or even buying frozen fruits and veggies. After tweaking your diet, get moving! Think about work out options you enjoy. Hate cardio? Try kickboxing. Its 2017 people, we literally have so many options from Soul Cycle to Yoga. Every bit counts and keeps a positive outlook by telling yourself that great results will happen if you put the effort for more than a week.
Organize your time
You have a set time for work and if you’re going to school your class schedule is solid but how are you spending your free time? Please don’t tell me you don’t have any because we all have that wiggle room that we end up using for sitting in front of the TV or stalking people on Instagram and wondering how they live their wonderful lives. Guess what? You can take that time and do things you’ve always wanted to learn. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes so I always look into new books to start or different classes available for me to take.
Trash the Toxins
I’m not talking about trying juicing but actually the toxins in your relationships and personal life. We all have friends or relationships in our lives that bring us down. Whether it’s your ex that you can’t cut ties with by 100% or that one friend that is always competing with you. Think about the people that bring you down, bring negative vibes and honestly don’t contribute any positivity in your life and trash them! Trust me you’ll feel so much lighter and better. You can’t clean the rest of your life and then keep that one person around that makes you feel down. Also if you don’t want to get rid of someone maybe you can talk things out and see if you can fix those issues but if it’s not working just walk away.
I hope I’ve helped ya’ll start your spring cleaning because I know starting mine has made me feel so much lighter and happier. Feel free to contact me if you need any help, advice, tips or if you’d like to give me some suggestions. Till then, go outside, feel the sun on your face and love this life we are given once.