Spring Cleaning Your Life

Spring Cleaning Your Life


5 Simple Ways You Can Clean Up Your Act This Season

The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and every once in a while you get a warm day or two. It’s finally spring, and if you’re like us, you’re a little overambitious with your spring cleaning projects. Not only are you taking on cleaning around your home, you’ve decided to take on spring cleaning your entire life.

Let’s help you rise to the challenge. In this article, we’re going to look at a number of ways you can make your yearly cleanse a little more manageable.

Your Wardrobe

First things first, this is where we come in. Your wardrobe should celebrate you. We all know the process of cleaning it out can be a pain, but you don’t want to go into summer wearing clothes that make you look shorter than you are. That baggy t-shirt? Not gonna cut it. You don’t need to throw everything out, but it’s important to have stuff in your closet that makes you look good. The fewer things you have that don’t, the better.

If you do end up needing to clean house, let's just say we’ve got the hookup on clothes for short guys. A few new staples, like jeans or a polo, can really heighten your look. Or, if you don’t need to go all new, look to add some accessories to highlight the pieces you really like.

Updating your closet is a great way to give yourself a fresh start

Your Brain

Cleaning your brain might not be the most intuitive thing, as you can’t exactly pop your top off and get in the cracks with a toothbrush. Making some simple lifestyle changes can help you to “clean up” your mind. Not only can this help protect your mental clarity as you get older, it can also improve your emotional wellbeing. By strengthening your mental health, you can also stave off other physical health problems, like heart disease or stress related hair loss.

Firstly, try to dress a little better. Your self image is strongly associated with how you dress. Wearing good clothes can improve your mental health. When you think you look good, you feel better about yourself, and can help to minimize other insecurities you have about your appearance. You can also take care of your brain by exercising . Taking a little bit of time each day to use a brain training app or even a puzzle can help you keep your mind sharp.

A healthy mind is a necessary pursuit for those who want to improve all aspects of their life

Your Appearance

The warmth of spring is really a precursor to the dog days of summer. You’ll hopefully be outside more, rocking some shorts that actually fit you, and getting beach ready. Outside of working towards that six-pack, take inventory of how you look, what you like, and what you don’t. Spring cleaning your look doesn’t have to be a total reinvention, but maybe a refinement of the style you’ve already decided on.

When taking care of your appearance, it’s easy to start at the top and work your way down. Hair loss can happen to anyone, and can attack your self-confidence. There are a number of different options to attack it, and many forms of hair loss, like stress based, alopecia, or chemotherapy related hair loss, are generally reversible. Some medications, like topical finasteride or supplements like biotin and collagen, can really help depending on the cause. Or, if your teeth are more the concern, look at getting some whitening strips or even something more significant to straighten them. Even something as simple as a new skincare routine can make a big difference in spring cleaning your appearance.

Paying more attention to your grooming is an easy way to give yourself a whole new vibe

Your Home

It's the spring cleaning default. Guys, it’s a cliche for a reason: springtime is a great time to clean up your home. Empty those junk drawers, clean out your garage, and reorganize your storage spaces. Outside of the basic tidying, take the opportunity to deep clean or and spruce up your living space, making any necessary upgrades to worn out objects and areas. Once you’re done, a home cleaning checklist is essential for keeping your space clean after the spring.

Once it’s warm enough, it’s obviously time to look at landscaping. Even if you don’t have a yard, taking care of the outside of your home is as important as the inside. Some window planters can make your space feel more homey, and add some comfort.

We're not going to tell you that cleaning is as fun as it looks here; but its an important part of starting anew

Your Diet

The hard one. We’re not going to be here advocating for specific diets, diet culture has done enough damage already. However, taking more time to think about what you're eating can be really beneficial. Cutting out some fast food or sweets can make a big difference in how you feel.

If you’re struggling with eating healthy, starting to meal-plan can make a big difference. You might have to change your grocery shopping habits, but it can not only get you eating more healthy, it can also save you money 

Eating healthy is not as easy as it may seem, no matter how many motivational videos you see on social media. Start with slow improvements and play the long-game.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, the sun gives you some energy to tackle all your spring cleaning this year. Making all these changes in your life can be pretty daunting, so there’s no need to jump right in. Pick one or two to start off with (we think the first one’s pretty good), and then add in something else.

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