March 23, 2022
Well hello, spring. The time has arrived and again, we find ourselves in the season that reminds us of renewal and restoration. As we gently transition from winter, we are prompted to notice the subtle changes that are happening all around us. Nature’s way of bringing forth the new, and cleansing the old. What better time to make room for the new in our own lives.
While detoxing frequently is associated with cleanses and weight loss, we want to provide you with 5 non-dietary ways to detox this spring to help boost your overall wellness:
1) Prioritize cleansing and organizing your space.
Our physical space has a significant effect on our mental and physical health. Cluttered spaces can not only increase feelings of stress but also negatively impact your ability to focus. Whether spending a lot of time at home or returning to your space as a retreat, your space can function as a place of peace. If you are limited in space, try establishing a storage system that allows you to store away what is not needed. Also, don’t try to tackle it all at once. Starting out with the easiest section of mess and then working your way around your space in sections can be a great way to start. If you’d like assistance, consider making it a fun family or friend project, or potentially hire someone to assist–whatever best fits your current needs and living situation. Additionally, regularly maintaining a cleaning schedule can also help reduce stress.
2) Take a Technology Break
It’s easy to end up spending a lot of time with technology, however, we invite you to reflect–does it make you happy? According to research data, the average American spends 7 hours and 4 minutes looking at a screen every day. Constantly being “on and connected” can drain the energy battery for some. We encourage you to check in with yourself with your own technology use and try limiting your screen time. Practice being more in the present and challenge yourself to engage in other activities and connect more with the people in your life. If on social media, try unfollowing or muting anyone that negatively impacts your mood and overall energy. Similarly, notice which posts positively impact your mood and energy. Finding it difficult to implement? Try putting your devices in another room, removing unnecessary apps, turning off your phone, or muting notifications.
3) Try a Detoxing and Cleansing Bath
From ancient origins, baths have been used for cleansing, relaxation, and healing. While taking the time to prepare an infused or healing bath can seem like a feat, studies show a host of benefits. On a physical level, bathing in warm water boosts immune function, increases circulation of blood and lymph, relieves muscle and joint pain, and supports relaxation. For an extra relaxing experience, prepare your bath mindfully–taking your time to engage all 5 senses as you slowly complete each step. For example, inhaling the essential oil, herb, or liquid you are adding, noticing the feels of the water on your skin as you prepare and step into the bath, noticing the sound of the water as it fills the bathtub, watching the colors of the water as you add each item. Try some of these Essential Oil Detox Recipes
4) Choose More Green
As the weather warms, challenge yourself to spend more time in nature. Studies find that only 20 minutes of being in nature can significantly decrease stress levels. Increasing time in green spaces can also improve immune function and boost mental health. Southern California is filled with beautiful spaces–take some time to visit local or national parks, a local garden, such as the local California Botanical Garden. If you’re really in the blooming mood, make it a trip and visit many of the wildflower locations in California. Check out where to find them here
While implementing new habits comes with its challenges, we encourage you to be intentional this season and try these simple tips to help cleanse and restore you as you blossom during this season.
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