Spring cleaning isn’t just about cleaning our physical space, it’s also about taking care of our mental and emotional well-being! Just like our homes can get cluttered with unnecessary items, our minds can become cluttered with negative thoughts, feelings, and energy. So, let’s talk about some good mental health practices to help “clean” your mind of negativity and promote a healthier, happier, more GLOWing mindset. 😉

It’s important to prioritize self-care all year, not just in the Spring, and this can mean different things to different people, but it generally involves taking time for yourself to do things that make you feel good. Like taking a relaxing bath, reading a book, going for a walk, or practicing mindfulness meditation, (coming in for a service at GLOW 😘). Whatever it is, make sure you’re carving out time in your day to take care of yourself!

If you’ve struggled with prioritizing your mental health in the past though, this spring could be a great time to “clean” your mind of some of those negative thoughts, feelings, and habits! Something small but impactful is just remembering to practice gratitude! It’s easy to get caught up in negative thinking, but taking time to appreciate the good things in your life can help shift your perspective and promote a more positive mindset. Try keeping a gratitude journal where you write down three things you’re grateful for each day, or simply take a few minutes each morning to reflect on what you’re thankful for!

It’s also helpful to practice mindfulness and be present in the moment. Mindfulness is the practice of being fully engaged in the present moment and accepting it without judgment. This can help you let go of negative thoughts and feelings and focus on what’s happening right now. Try practicing mindful breathing, where you focus on your breath and let go of any distracting thoughts. It can be easy sometimes to get carried away thinking about all of the worst-case scenarios and sometimes when we’re doing that we miss out on good things happening right in front of us!

Additionally, surrounding yourself with positive people can have a huge impact on your mental health. Make sure you’re spending time with people who lift you up and support you, rather than those who bring you down. If there are toxic people in your life, it may be time to either address the issue with them or to leave that relationship behind and move forward.

Lastly, seek help if you need it. If you’re struggling with mental health issues, there’s no shame in reaching out for professional help. A therapist or counselor can help you work through negative thoughts and feelings and develop coping strategies for dealing with stress and anxiety.

Just remember,

If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too.”

Here’s to a “cleaner” mind and a brighter future!