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Spring Clean Your Mind!

Spring Clean Your Mind!

We all know what is spring cleaning, yes to declutter the things we have accumulated over the months or years, to create the space around us.

I wonder how many of us spring cleans every year. For those who did, why?
According to Healthline, Spring Clean gives us lots of health benefits

Your space reflects your mind, if you have clutter around you, it means that your mind is cluttered too.  If you want to make your life better, spiritually and physically, then change your surroundings. Move things around to create more space around you.

To do that, remove the unnecessary things out of your life.

Spring cleaning is an act of removing physical clutter. It is often a good idea to do it annually, but there are times when a little ‘spring cleaning’ can be beneficial at any time of year.

Similarly, cleaning our minds can also help to relieve stress and make us happier.

Through the deliberate act of spring cleaning our mind,  we help ourselves

  • To clear distraction
  • Make space for new or creative thinking
  • Rethink our inner landscape
  • Reduce stress and be mentally healthy

A few tips for you to start that cleanup of your mind

  1. Get a good Night’s Sleep:
    A good night’s sleep can certainly leave you feeling refreshed, but getting regular sleep is actually critical to your brain’s health. Sleep has been shown to improve memory, and one study even found that sleeping after you learn something new results in actual changes in the brain and better retention.
  2. Exercise: Research is increasingly demonstrating that being physically fit is vital to your brain’s current and future health.  One study found that being fit early in life at age 25 is linked to better cognitive abilities during middle age.   Another study revealed that people who were in poor physical shape in middle age experienced a greater loss of brain volume in older age than did those who were very fit at age 40.  Studies have also demonstrated that exercise can indeed make people smarter. Those who exercise do better on mental tests, have better memories and are better at paying attention.
  3. Eat Right: A healthy diet can also help contribute to a healthy mind. Certain nutritional deficiencies can lead to mental confusion and memory problems, such as vitamin B-12 deficiency. Fatty acids are also essential for proper brain function since they help protect the brain and aid in oxygenation. Fish, nuts, and seeds are good sources of these fatty acids.
  4. Me time: you will have heard of mediation, but do you know what it entails and why it benefits us?  It is simply the ability to quieten your ‘monkey mind’ to allow your mind to process better.

Manage your stress: Stress can wreak havoc on both your mind and body. Identify your sources of stress and think about some of the things you can do to minimize or cope with such pressure.

You can also explore some quick stress relief techniques such as breathing exercises and meditation.

So which of the above can you and will you do to clean up your mind this Spring?

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