Spring has finally arrived, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to transform your physical and mental space. It may be hard work reviving order amongst the clutter and dust. But, spring cleaning has many benefits worth uncovering that extend far beyond the surface.
Read on to learn how spring cleaning can be a powerful tool to help you refresh your space and boost your mental health.
Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Spring cleaning is more than just a tidy-up of your living space. It’s an opportunity to clear out some tension and stress in your mental space. We basically enter a state of hibernation over the winter, and when the sun finally starts to come out it can shed light on all of the clutter.
Dust and clutter can accumulate, creating a stagnant and stressful atmosphere. A clean space brings a sense of calm and order. By decluttering and organizing your living space this spring, you’ll not only see satisfying results in the cleanliness of your home but also feel mentally healthier due to the reduced anxiety. It’s easy to procrastinate folding your laundry and taking out the recycling. But you’ll feel a lot better after pushing through those 10 minutes of chores!
Improve your Mood
Research has shown that our surroundings profoundly impact our mental state. People are simply happier and calmer when their living spaces are clean and tidy. Your space can be a big reflection of your headspace.
Spring cleaning is not just about removing dirt and clutter from your home. It is also about addressing those negative emotions that might be holding you back. By decluttering and organizing your home, you can improve your mood and create a more positive atmosphere. You enter a state of self-care by taking ownership and maintaining a welcoming and calming space.
If you’re constantly tripping over clothes, sifting through things, or searching for lost items, it’s tough to stay on task. But when your environment is clean and organized – when everything is in its place with no distractions looming around – it’s much easier to stay focused on what you need to do. You can create a more functional and organized environment by decluttering your living space, making it easier to concentrate and be more productive in your daily life.
Plus, there’s no better reward for hard work than feeling accomplished after completing that long-overdue task. And nothing says, “You got this!” like a freshly cleaned home.
Encourage Positive Habits
Springtime is a great opportunity to kickstart the organization process, allowing for more mental clarity throughout the year. Keep your mind and living space calm and collected by practicing regular cleaning habits, which include:
- Making your bed each morning (bedtime you will appreciate this every night)
- Returning things to their designated area
- Doing a 10-minute tidy at the end of each day
Use spring cleaning to positively impact your life and feel more in control with organized environments that empower you emotionally, spiritually, and financially!
Refresh Your Mind with Spring Cleaning!
Spring cleaning is the perfect way to jumpstart your body into action and get those endorphins flowing! From dusting to organizing and everything in between, tackling spring cleaning tasks allows you to reap the countless mental benefits of physical activity.
It’s not just about cleaning your living space – it’s also a chance to give your mind a little TLC. Put on a podcast or your favourite playlist and make it enjoyable! Make sure this season brings more than just sunshine and take advantage of its benefits by giving yourself the gift of an uplifted state of mind.
At Georgia Strait Women’s Clinic, we care about your mental health. Our team of professionals is here to support those struggling with mental health, addiction, trauma, and PTSD. If you or someone you know is struggling please visit our website or call us today to learn more about our programs and services.