Welcome to the first week of spring, are you excited? We have to say, this transition from winter to spring has been a little odd if you ask us. So, we are definitely ready for the sunshine, flowers, and spring rain to help clean away the remnants of winter!
Oh, and speaking of cleaning—are you prepared for the season of cleanly maintenance? Spring cleaning is in this season! This is the time of year for yard sales, floor busting cleaning, and redecorating. This is the time to pick a sunny day and get busy. And, you know, spring cleaning has both physical and mental benefits. Not only does cleaning help keep you fit but it helps rid your home of irritants that may have accumulated over the winter.
As you clean, we recommend that you incorporate dusting, vacuuming, air duct cleaning and shampooing (the rugs) to aid in getting rid of any allergens that may irritate your skin like animal hair, dandruff, dust mites, or dead skin cells. Also, changing the bedding, often as you know, can help eliminate those irritants (mites, crumbs, dead skins cells, etc.).
Furthermore, keep the windows open while cleaning to bring in fresh air while dusting and vacuuming so you aren’t inhaling irritating particles or getting too many of those particles in your hair. Last but certainly not least, wearing gloves, scarfs, and protective gear will help keep whatever you’re cleaning out of your hair, lungs, and eyes. Warning: watch out for any critters that may have moved in during the winter, Ick!
Besides actual cleaning, spring cleaning is also about revitalizing a healthier you not just tidying up your place. Winter is the season of keeping warm and staying cooped up in the house but spring is the time to stretch! Release the cob webs and take in a deep breath because spring cleaning is really all about stress relief.
Remember, what Feng Shui means?
Feng Shui is all about harmonizing with your surroundings. In some cases, that means readjusting your surroundings or tapping into your creative side. Creativity or even being active can help release pressure and anxiety. Doing things like cleaning or redecorating gives you something to do— in addition to be a type of fitness or exercise—and when you have finished your spring task there is a big sense of accomplishment or relief. Spring is like an open door to get away or change what needs changing whether it’s your surroundings or your actions!
So, now that the sunshine lasts longer and the weather is looking a lot nicer, enjoy some time outside or redecorate and clean—release your creative side! Spring cleaning is for the heart, mind, body, and soul; not just for keeping your environment clean.
The EE 411: Soul Spring Cleaning Tips
We encourage you to carpe diem or seize the day. Take some time to whoosa and harmonize with your surroundings while enjoying what spring has to offer. By this we mean:
- Taking a walk in the park.
- Or if the weather isn’t quite the right temp. for you, go to a room in your house and open all blinds and curtains. Find a place to be peaceful.
- Meditate both indoors and out.
- Take up some Yoga, which can also be an indoors or outdoors activity.
- For actual Spring Cleaning, make it a party—put on some music and dance the mess away.
- Take a break from the video games that have sustained you during winter and go outside and play.
These are just a few examples but we hope we can give you an idea of what we mean and where to start. We want to leave you with this today: Have fun this spring and don’t worry so much. The world isn’t expecting you to be perfect so it will settle for your best! Take care of yourself, your health, and your happiness—you deserve it!
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