4 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life
Clear your Schedule
With the continuing stress of high school and trying to maintain a balance between academics, sports, clubs, work and a social life, many teenagers often have trouble carving out time in their schedules for their own personal needs. A February 2014 article from Health magazine stated, “People often misperceive the emotional high they get from multitasking as productivity.” In other words, the buzz that comes from filling all 24 hours of the day with back-to-back activities can often lead to increasing amount of stress. As a result, people should clear their schedules and make time for themselves. Whether one takes a walk outside, enjoys some retail therapy or watches their favorite Netflix series, people need to focus on themselves at least once a day.
Focus on the Positive
As a result of the media, celebrity figures and petty high school drama, many students suffer the effects of a low self-esteem. As a result, they need to spring clean all of the negative energy out of their lives and focus on the positive aspects of it. They should rejoice in the small victories of life and do not dwell on the losses. For example, “make a list of all the awesome qualities you bring to the table,” Health magazine says. Then, individuals should keep the list somewhere handy, such as in cell phones, wallets, or bedrooms. When life starts to take its toll, people should take a glance at the list and remember the positives. Ultimately, doing so will help people to stay calm when negative situations arise and take pride when positivity begins to occur.
Improve your Health
In today’s world of fast food and preservatives, individuals need to take some time this spring to clean out the toxic food they eat and improve their health. And no, do not go on a crazy crash diet in an attempt to fit into a smaller Prom dress, but rather cut out one bad food each day and replace it with a healthy choice. PRWeb, a women’s health magazine established in Canada says, “Pick a weekly food trend. For example, try meatless Monday for a few weeks, or only allow yourself to have dessert on Fridays.” PRWeb went on to say that small changes in diets and health could lead to huge changes in a person’s quality of life. Setting small goals often will help the process of improving your health go by much faster and easier. In the long run, setting smaller goals will make large goals realistic.
Organize your Space
According to an April 2014 article by Best Health, “whether it’s the home or the backseat of one’s car, clutter in the outward life often indicates clutter in your inward life.” So, people need to clean up a little. And no, a person does not necessarily need to go on a traditional spring cleaning rampage, but every day, choose one room or one space to spend time organizing. By the end of one week, the majority of your home and life will be organized. Continuing on in this pattern will help people to better prepare for difficult situations. By cleaning up the outside of life, one will be more organized in their inner life, and better able to adapt to potentially stressful situations. By cleaning up the mess and making the space more comfortable, petty clutter in life is bound to diminish.