Spring is in the Air
25 February 2019
Our mornings are getting brighter, the weather is improving and we’re slowly coming out of hibernation which only means one thing, Spring is on its way. Before the summer months, the majority of us like to don those bright yellow rubber gloves and partake in a spring clean which helps get our homes in tip-top shape.
But why stop at cleaning? Taking a leaf out of Marie Kondo’s book, there are so many other parts of our life that could benefit from a spruce up. Here are a few ways to make it happen:
The Classic Spring Clean
Before you delve into deep cleaning mode, you’re best starting at the de-cluttering stage. There’s no better time to have a thorough rummage and discard unnecessary items that have piled up - are you really going to listen to that CD that was a free giveaway with the newspaper in 2010? Or wear that coat which, deep down you know will never come into fashion again? Whether you bin it, donate it, organise it or sell it, you will reap the benefits. It’s also a great time to review your home insurance policy, especially contents insurance. Making a list of valuable items while you’re de-cluttering can make it a breeze!
Read More: Tips to a Healthier, Greener Home
The majority of us spend our waking hours at work and every distraction is a drain on productivity and weighs us down. That’s why it’s really important to create a zen-like workspace to achieve calm. Take a little time to organise your papers, clear any clutter, put office equipment away in drawers and clean down your desk – you’ll feel all the better for it. Next, your digital workspace. A messy desktop, documents all over the place and unread emails can have a huge impact on stress levels.
Regain your fitness regime
In Winter, some of us can fully commit to hibernation mode and all types of exercise is thrown out the window or maybe you are doing some exercise, but you’re just stuck in the same old routine and it’s getting boring! A change in your fitness habits can be really beneficial - set yourself a challenge to keep focused on, like running a marathon or taking up a new class. Get out of your comfort zone and keep stress at bay.
Have you ever checked a social media notification and an hour later, you’ve realised you’ve forgotten to make dinner or even reply to said notification? We get lost in our phones and it’s understandable, we have an endless supply of entertainment at our fingertips. However, by taking some time to get away from tech, you will feel more productive and it will vastly boost your mood.