Spring has sprung—which doesn’t just mean it’s time for spring cleaning! Springtime brings us an opportunity for growth, mental clarity and a positive outlook on the months ahead. Here are 5 of our favorite ways to “spring clean” our minds as we say goodbye to the cold winter, and hello to sunny spring.
1. Pick up a journaling habit
Spring is about new beginnings. Starting a daily or weekly journaling practice can help spring clean your mind from negative thoughts that may be keeping you from conquering your next challenge or goal. Whether it is in the form of morning pages or evening grateful pages, putting pen to paper is like a silent therapy session. After five minutes or thirty minutes, you’ll feel mentally refreshed and renewed.
2. Schedule a self-care activity
Make a point to schedule time once or twice a week for your favorite type of self-care—whether that’s getting a massage, curling up and reading a book, signing up for your favorite workout class, or chef-ing it up in the kitchen. Taking the time to do the things that reset you mentally and physically can make you feel happy and more confident in yourself. It’s a win-win for you and those close to you!
3. Meditate for 5 minutes a day
Meditation delivers benefits that extend beyond stress reduction and mental health. Starting a meditation practice might seem intimidating, but if you give yourself just 5 minutes a day of sitting in silence, you will notice a difference in your overall mental clarity. By allowing yourself to be with your thoughts, you will soon learn how to acknowledge them as they come up in your daily life and let them go if they do not serve you at that time.
4. Give someone a genuine compliment
Did you notice upon meeting someone for the first time how beautiful and happy their smile was? Or, have you ever admired a colleague’s outfit one day? Why not tell them? Giving a compliment is an amazing positivity boost not only for the recipients, but for the people who give them. Telling someone they have a beautiful smile, or that the sweater they are wearing brings out the color of their eyes, will also increase and enhance your own sense of well-being and nourishes your self-esteem.
5. Respond instead of react
Springtime is a good time to shift your vision on the way you approach and react to situations and conflicts with others. You may not be able to control what life throws at you, but you can control how you react. If you notice that you’ve been pushing back or getting upset when someone doesn’t think or feel the same way as you, or something doesn’t go the way you had planned, now is the time to take a step back and respond by calmly going with the flow and reflecting on what you are feeling. This is easier said than done, but over time can improve the relationships you have with yourself and others.
6. Add a wellness supplement like CBD to your daily routine
Who doesn’t deserve to feel good on a daily basis? Whatever you currently do to manage your everyday wellness, adding a little CBD (cannabidiol) can help. That’s because CBD plays a key role in the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a complex regulatory system that’s involved in many aspects of your body’s functions, emotions, and well-being. While there’s still a lot to learn about the ECS, CBD’s actions appear to be associated with general wellness, such as relaxation and relief of everyday aches or stresses. And, unlike THC (another cannabinoid that causes the “high” in marijuana), CBD has no intoxicating effects. What’s more, choosing a pure CBD product, like Caliper CBD dissolvable powder, means you’ll get the highest-quality CBD that’s rigorously tested—with no THC and no ingredients you can’t pronounce.