It’s that time of year again. Spring has sprung & it's the perfect opportunity for a bit of a spring clean to banish those winter blues and give your home & life a refresh! Over the next 4 weeks we're going to be sharing expert tips & tricks on how to Spring clean different areas of your home & life.
For week four of our Spring Clean series, we are talking all things well-being, with expert Spring Cleanse tips from Carla Oates, Founder of The Beauty Chef & some of our very own HQ wellbeing tips & tricks. With everything going on in the world, wellbeing is an area that deserves a lot of attention & to be prioritised.
Our AOL HQ Top Spring Clean Wellbeing Tips.
Social Media Detox
There are so many positives that can come from social media - inspiration, connecting with your community, keeping up to date with loved ones from afar, but... there is also a negative side of social media that can easily creep up on us. Take the time over the next week to do a social media detox. Unfollow accounts that have a negative emotional affect on you & if needed set social media boundaries for yourself.
Create a habit
With wellbeing at the forefront of your mind, spend some time thinking about a new habit you want to create & concentrate on for the next 30 days. You might want to start a daily journal or new to-do list strategy, or focus on meditating or having hot water with lemon every morning when you wake up. Maybe you want to do pilates X times a week or get outside for at least a 20 minute walk everyday. Now is the perfect time to set a new habit & focus on your wellbeing.
TIP: Utilise our Habit Tracker to keep track of your 30 day progress.
Start a Journal
Journaling is a great tool to ground your emotions and also allow for creativity to flow without self critique. It’s about self awareness and being able to focus on what’s important, to attribute your thoughts and feelings with intention, to notice your personal habits and behaviours, set and achieve goals & to problem solve.
Now is a perfect time to incorporate journaling into your routine, whether it’s to write about current happenings in your life, unravel feelings or explore your creativity.
Make positive changes
Spend some time looking at your life & what makes you happy & unhappy. Harness the positives & change the negatives. It could be as simple as a messy workspace causing you stress, it could be a person in your life that has a negative emotional impact on you. Big & small, you only live once, make positive changes to ensure you live your best life.
Carla Oates Top Tips For A Spring Cleanse.
Drink lots of water
Nothing flushes your system as effectively as H20, just make sure it's pure and filtered and aim for approximately 8 glasses of water per day.
Pro-tip: add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to warm water in the morning, this will kick-start your metabolism for the day and cleanse your liver too.
Streamlining your diet
Beauty begins in the belly and a great way to cleanse your body is to eliminate processed food, wheat, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, processed meats and sugar (for at least a week or two). Instead only eat lots of fresh veg and fruits and lacto-fermented foods like those found in The Beauty Chef products. For a healthy snack, opt for green smoothies, veggie sticks with hummus, bone broths and nibble on raw nuts for a hit of good oils.
Support the cleansing process and boost fibre intake
With CLEANSE Inner Beauty Essential to support the body's natural detoxification process; increased fibre is so important for moving wastes out of the body. You can call on chia seeds, psyllium husk, oats, fruits and veg which are known as water-soluble fibre, and act like an intestinal broom, as they help to gently cleanse the digestive tract.
Spice up your life
There are lots of spices that can boost your cleanse - consider adding turmeric, cinnamon, coriander and fenugreek to soups and salad dressings. In addition you can try replacing your morning or afternoon coffee with a cleansing ginger tea.
Dry Body Brushing
Is so effective to improve lymphatic flow, eliminate toxins and help banish stubborn cellulite.
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