4 Areas To Begin A Healthy Spring Cleaning
Simple Daily detox
Start your day with a simple liver detox: 8 oz filtered water + 2-4 Tablespoons of lemon juice (can add 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar for extra nourishment)
Add cleansing foods to daily food routine
By adding avocados, beets, blueberries, cabbage, flaxseed, garlic or greens to your daily meals, you can boost your nourishment while cleansing your body naturally.
Dry brush exfoliation
Using a brush while showering or simply on dry skin in the morning, you will stimulate your lymphatic system to do it’s job while exfoliating dead skin and toxins off the body that isn’t visible to the eye. For simple instructions, look here.
Make the right kind of juice a part of your daily cleanse and healthy routine. When you are juicing be sure and juice your veggies but blend your fruits to keep the added fiber and enzymes essential to breaking down the sugar.
Hydration is key to helping your cells do their job. Drink 50% of your body weight in ounces each day. Start by adding water in the morning when you first get up and work up to the essential amount of ounces using a glass water bottle with a straw. Water makes all the difference in your daily health!
See more about gratitude here. Starting your day and ending it with what you are thankful for will change your whole perspective on the day. Practice looking for what you can be thankful for and you will see a contagious ripple start around you.
See more about journaling here. Journaling can help you process the emotions and information you are exposed to each and every day. It will help you slow down and begin to clean out emotions and thoughts that grip your mind on a daily basis.
There are several forms of meditation. I personally find and suggest to my clients more of a hebrew form of meditation where you embrace suffering, pain and see it as a real reality. Then look for truth and grasp on to it in order that you may have hope. In meditation, if you end goal is hope, you will find both truth and freedom.
Swap your plastics for glass
Start shifting your dishes to remove unnecessary toxins from your life. Start one container at a time and move towards a toxic free kitchen near all of your foods. See here to start.
Filter your water
Filtering your water doesn’t have to be the first place to start, but if you are experiencing any hormonal imbalances or mood swings, I would start by replacing your water. Water is full of fluoride and toxins that get recycled back into our water supply on a daily basis. I love these filters here and here.
Declutter your space
Look around and choose one thing you can declutter. Making your space simple can create a more peaceful environment. Organizing space can help you prioritize your tasks.
Where can you add color? Consider this for help. Color can go a long way to changing mood and mindset.
Simplify your tasks
We live in a world that demands tasks from us every day. As humans, our worth and value is not attached to our accomplishments. However, they are a part of our day. What tasks are screaming as “urgent”? Chances are that the loudest things screaming at you is not actually the most important. Take some time to do an inventory of your tasks that you have become accustom to doing everyday. Perhaps it is time to simplify your day by simplifying your tasks.
We think about sleeping in negative terms, but it is actually one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself. As you simplify your tasks, give yourself permission to sleep. Sleeping allows you to efficiently and effectively live out your purpose each day.
Often we schedule out every minute of every day. Have you ever scheduled in time to simply be “available”? You don’t have to have a reason, maybe being available simply means being ready to serve someone in need or to rest or to enjoy creation around you. Make yourself available for something you have put aside or for things you do not yet know will come your way.