What does it mean to Spring Clean?

For most of it, it is all about organizing our homes.

But what if Spring Cleaning was something more?

What if Spring Cleaning applied to all aspects of our lives, from organizing our homes, to our relationships, to our self care, to better understanding us as people?

When you spring clean your life, it’s a feel good task, but what if you could feel good in every part of your life?  There are so many parts of your life that could benefit from a bit of a rethinking, so let’s go through and challenge our ways of doing things, or at least clean up the messy parts.

  1. Clean up your Eating Habits.  This is the one that I really need to work on.  You might want to try finding better eating habits.  You might try eating more veggies or cutting out sugar, or even cutting out take out.  It’s a hard one, but it will make you feel better.
  2. Find times to Unplug.  You don’t need to be on your computer or phone all the time.  When can you turn them off for the day?  When does your boss really need you, and when can you take a break?  It will help you recharge to be in more control when you go into work the next day.
  3. Donate, Donate, Donate.  Give back and give away all of the things you don’t want and need.  If you’re waiting to fit into that dress from five years ago, give it away!  It doesn’t make you feel good when you’re comparing your body and just let it be free and your mind will be too.  If you’ve lived without something for a while, you probably don’t need to keep it.
  4. Discover Me Time.  Take time to yourself!  You might even want to schedule it into your calendar.  What if you take a bubble bath, or go to that fitness class?  Or get your nails done?  What makes you feel good?
  5. Find that Fitness.  Switch up your routine!  If you don’t like what you’re doing or if you can’t find the motivation to go do it, find the class that you will love!  There are so many different types of fitness classes nowadays, why not try aerial yoga, or pole dancing, or sailing?  There are all kinds of different classes to get you up and moving.
  6. Clean those Relationships.  One good thing about COVID is that we don’t have any acquaintances anymore.  You’re either friends or you’re not.  Think about what friendships and relationships are serving you and those that are not.  If some are great, take more time to spend with them, if they’re not, it’s easier to just fade away right now with the excuse of COVID.  And if they’re family, you might need to chat with them about what you need from them.  We have a great blog this month about relationship boundaries.
  7. Find something that Inspires You.  What inspires you?  What gets you going?  I have a blackboard on my front door where I write quotes that I have to look at when I walk out the door.  They help me put in perspective how I’m feeling, and give me inspiration to move through my day.  Find a quote you love and just write it down on a piece of paper.  Put it someplace that you’ll see each day, like your bathroom mirror, or next to the phone, or maybe on your nightstand, so it can help inspire you to be your best and feel your best.
  8. Make an action plan for emotions.  If you’re not feeling your best, maybe you need some help to reset, take note of how you are feeling and then have a list of everything you can do to feel better.  I make a happy list, all the things that make me happy, like calling a friend, going on  a bike ride, sitting outside and reading a magazine, or even taking my Jubilance (oaa supplement) when I’m stressed during PMS.

About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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