Spring is about beginnings and growth. This season possesses a unique energy and it’s a chance to reset your surroundings. Making simple changes in your household can lead to a more peaceful living. Spring cleaning is a ritual that all cultures share in common and it is essential to our emotional and physical wellbeing.
The rhythm of nature is marked by the changing of the seasons and we should strive to live with nature. In doing so we can create a natural balance in our lives. In winter, we look for cosiness and warmth, naturally. But spring is all about decluttering and brightening up your living spaces. The act of cleaning creates a new kind of energy in the home. It makes us feel rejuvenated, boosting our mood and making us much more productive. Mental health and cleanliness are inextricably linked. Studies have shown that there is a direct link between clutter or unfinished work and depression in a household.* But cleaning can cleanse the mind and the soul. It is a spiritual action.
We get a sense of accomplishment from cleaning. Of course, some of us are not as keen and we may lack the motivation to start spring cleaning. We need to alter our outlook on cleaning our homes. Instead of viewing cleaning as a chore we should view it as an expression of love for our families, ourselves and our homes.
The first step to cleaning is getting started. Here are a few tips on how to make it feel less overwhelming:
- Work on one room at a time
- Complete small tasks in each room
- Take your time and make sure you complete the task you have started
- Donate what you no longer need, so long as it’s still in good order
- Recycle the rest
- Avoid harsh chemical-based cleaning products. Opt for natural products that are better for your health and the environment.
- Avoid trying to achieve perfection but try your best
- Rest and enjoy!
Nisa Shah, Co-founder Sleep Organic