Updated: Jan 11
Making progress...those small but substantial changes to improve the quality of your life. That is what it is all about. This week is about making all those good health habits easier by modifying your environment. Are you ready to do a little spring cleaning? Let's shed what no longer serves or makes you sick.
Create your personal temple of calmness, safety, nourishment, and creativity. For each room of your home, set an intention or a mantra and see it fulfilled. For example, in the bedroom "I create a healing place for restorative sleep." Now, get specific....identify, change or eliminate the items, flow, arrangement, sounds, temperature, and smell of that room that is not conducive to sleep, and come up with specific steps to meet your intent.
This very exercise will decrease stress, improve sleep and immunity, create ease in all good-health strategies, reduce home pollutants, help manage weight, and more.
Let's begin Week 3 of the HW Spring Reset:
Here are some tips to get you started:
Bedroom. Your bedroom should be a place of sex and restorative sleep. Clear clutter from this room that does not bring a feeling of calmness (e.g., leave out the office work, computer, and ditch the TV). Science has proven that a bedroom free from blue light and sound pollution, cool in temperature (60-68 degrees), and as dark as possible is best for deep sleep.
Kitchen. Clean out the fridge and stock it with fresh vegetables, fruits, and fresh meats (if your diet permits). Check the dates of condiments and packaged foods and chuck out anything that is expired, contains sugar that is pro-inflammatory, and industrial seed oils that damage the gut (e.g., canola, corn, vegetable, linseed oils). After you tackle the fridge do the same for your pantry and cupboards. Then, write a list of items you need to support you on your health journey (think fresh whole foods and packaged goods free of sugar, industrial seed oil, and preservatives).
Bathroom. Beauty and personal hygiene products expire; check dates and throw away items that are past their date and contribute to acne, rashes, and many other skin irritations. If you suspect that your bathroom harbors mold, look into mold remediation. Mold contributes to health issues such as irritated eyes, difficulty breathing, fatigue, toxic mold syndrome, depression, weight gain, hair loss, and hormone dysregulation.
Dusting. Keep rooms free of dust (that contain up to 45 different chemicals emitted from furniture, electronics, carpets, etc. that have been linked with cancer) and pollen. Vacuum regularly with a vacuum equipped with a HEPA filter or use a wet mop. To improve air quality keep windows cracked and or use a HEPA filter to clear out toxins and keep the air fresh.
Office. To reduce sedentism invest in a stand-up desk, or keep hand weights, a medicine ball, or a wobble/balance cushion to encourage movement. Reduce exposure to artificial light, and let in natural light to reduce stress and cortisol levels.
Personal relationships. Create boundaries and evaluate your personal relationships. Limit time or cut from your life people or things that drain your energy and leave you feeling depleted, shamed, or just in a bad mood. Your time, energy, and lifeforce are precious - protect them.
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