spring clean your mind and bodySpring is a great time to clean out and get ready for summer with revived energy. The winter hibernation energy is over and it’s time to brush off the cobwebs. Hence the term ‘spring clean’.

Nowadays, that term is also relevant to your bodies. You can ‘spring clean’ your bodies too. Your ability to succeed in business and life is connected directly to your energy. So start giving your body and mind more of what it needs, eat better and exercise. It’s also a good time to consider cleaning out our mental and emotional spaces: our thoughts and feelings.

Personally I’ve just come back from a yoga retreat to kick start my energy. However you can also do this in your daily routine.

Here are my top four tips:

1. As a minimum I would say, watch what you eat for 5 days. I bought my self a juicer, so now each morning I make myself a green juice and take it into work to drink all morning. It’s made a difference to my energy levels and my skin!

2. Be out in nature. Like me, I bet you spend the majority of your day indoors, either at home, in the office or in the car. It’s time to get outside and reconnect with nature a bit. Nature gives you space to breathe, let go of everything and reconnect with the present moment. It can be as simple as spending time on your deck or going to a park. Just commit to being outside for at least 15-30 minutes a day.

3. Cultivate Quiet Time – Plan some alone time to take an internal inventory and identify what has been cluttering your heart and mind. It’s so easy to get busy and not spend any time to stop and think or just let our minds stop consciously. Turn off all the chatter including your TV. Find yourself some quiet time – meditation, prayer our journaling are good for this. Take a planned break from technology and spend time visualizing how you want to feel in your life and in your relationships.

4. Give up negative thoughts – how about you decide for 5 days not to say or think anything negative about anyone. Anytime a negative thought comes up, just say stop, I’m not going there. Even better, replace it with something positive if you can.

About the Author

By Meera Shah,
Career Coach in Banking

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