As our thoughts turn to springtime, our minds also tend to start thinking about spring cleaning!
Whether this brings back memories of chore-filled weekends with a towel in hand or the excitement that comes from finally opening the windows and ushering in the new season, most of us can get behind the idea of a fresh start.
With spring in mind, let’s explore how a little attention combined with positive intention, can create great results! Not only can tidying up leave us feeling refreshed and renewed, but our spaces can help us with our wellness goals too.
Make Movement Easy
We are much more likely to take a walk, fire up that yoga app, or head to the gym when it’s easily accessible. Think about your favorite way to move your body. What supplies do you need to make that happen? Have those supplies easily accessible!
Keep your jacket and walking shoes close to the front door, place your yoga mat and blanket in a basket by the TV in direct eyesight from your seat on the couch, or designate one dresser drawer to activewear only to make dressing for activity easier.
Fuel Up With Food
Spring is a great time to remove expired foods from pantries and cupboards that need to go and identify soon-to-expire foods that can be used up in the next few weeks. This is also a great time to re-evaluate where foods are stored, and if there are any foods you would like to reduce or increase for personal wellness goals.
Try storing healthy snacks at eye level in the pantry, cupboard, or refrigerator for an easy snack to grab in a hurry! When adjusting your eating habits, aim for one or two small changes at a time, and go slowly. Instead of swearing off all sodas or sugary drinks cold turkey, make the move to sparkling water or tea. Instead of attempting to eliminate your snacking habit, try improving them with tasty, healthy options.