What do you picture when you think about spring cleaning? Maybe you picture family members gathering around with trash bags, mops, and brooms in their hands. Yes, springtime is a good time to make your home and workspaces sparkling clean and clutter free.
However, there’s something else you should be paying attention to as well, and that’s keeping a clear and happy mindset. Do you know how to clean your brain of toxins?
If you’re having trouble dealing with life’s stresses, and you need to sort out your thoughts, it will benefit you to use some of your spring cleaning time on yourself! Call it self-care. Call it mindfulness practice. Just remember you’re important too, Mama!
How to cleanse your mind and soul? Start with letting go of negative emotions.
Get rid of anger.
There are many negative emotions that you can eliminate during spring cleaning time, and anger is one of those emotions. You need to face it and then throw it away.
Ensure you handle your anger effectively rather than hide it away. If you only try to just push it away, it’ll just fester and cause you more stress. Instead, give your anger a voice and let it be heard.
Think about what is upsetting you. What or who is your anger focused on? Journal about it. Talk about it with a trusted friend or loved one. Face your anger and make a plan to find solutions, or channel your inner Elsa and let it go.
Focus on forgiveness.
Focus on forgiveness if you’re holding onto negative emotions. You may not feel that the person you need to forgive deserves it, but you deserve to finally be at peace. Forgiveness is an internal act. You can still forgive a person who hurt you while simultaneously cutting them out of your life.
Think of the act of forgiveness as doing something for yourself instead of letting someone off the hook. Release that pain from your soul and allow yourself to move on.
Both of these are fabulous ways you can learn how to remove negative energy from your mind.
Decluttering the mind.
Try organizing your mind.
Just like you would want to organize your house, take this opportunity to learn to organize your mind when it becomes cluttered. Avoid letting jumbled thoughts overpower your thinking process. Learn to use a calm approach and deal with one situation at a time.
Take some time out of each day to clear your mind. You can accomplish this through meditation, prayer, or anything that relaxes you.
Make a list of your dreams and goals.
Post your list where you’ll see it often, and cross things off as you accomplish them.
How to make your brain strong.
Stop to enjoy life and nature.
Learn to see the beauty in things that you’ve taken for granted, such as the lovely world around us. Take a nature walk and get some fresh air, or get up early one day to watch the sunrise. These experiences will give you a new perspective on life.
Be open to new ideas and don’t be afraid to have fun.
It might feel safe to stay closed off and keep the status quo, but eventually, you’ll feel that things in your life have become stale. When you open yourself to new adventures and ideas, you’ll bring a new freshness and more opportunities into your life.
Spring cleaning for your mind doesn’t have to be a chore. With the right attitude, it can be fun to bring change into your life. It’s like getting a fresh start and you can focus on your new beginning.
Practice Gratitude Daily.
A daily gratitude practice is a beautiful way to bring all these mind cleansing practices together. Take 5 minutes each day to focus on what went well. What made you happy? What spoke to your soul today? Write it in your journal or planner and give gratitude strength and power.
Use these tips to spring clean your mind and soul, and enjoy a new beginning free from stress and negativity.