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Spring Cleaning: Mental Health

by Marisa Seager

The practice of spring cleaning is thoroughly cleaning your home in the springtime but why not try cleaning your mind? This is a great time to get rid of the mental “clutter” you might have collected like stress, anxiety, racing thoughts, and negativity. 

Here are five tips for mental health spring cleaning. 

  1. Try picking up a new hobby 

To better occupy yourself and your mind, consider starting a new hobby. A good example would be journaling as it can help with release of thoughts, worries, fears, and so on.

  1. Build more positive relationships

Not all relationships are enjoyable or the healthiest, so consider prioritizing those that are positive or strive to build ones that are.  

  1. Kick a bad habit to the curb

While it is a lot easier said than done, there is always a healthier alternative to a bad habit. Take a moment to choose an area in your life that has an impact on your mental health and go from there in an effort to improve it. 

  1. Tackle whatever you might have put off

We all have projects and ideas we really need to work on so why not try now? Start by writing down a list of the things that you’ve been putting off and then making the necessary changes or actions to work towards that said goal. 

  1. Change your perspective

As cliché as it might sound, it is important to accept imperfection not only in ourselves but in the world that surrounds us. Instead of focusing on issues or negatives, try to look at things as progress instead of failures.

The start of spring has long signaled a brand-new start and if Mother Nature knows this, then so should we. Take advantage of this hint and work to clear not only your home but also the body, mind, and soul. 

If you feel that you need more help, please don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance to help find the right type of support that you need for your own self-care and goals.