Spring cleaning can be daunting, but if you give yourself a goal, you’ll feel much more motivated. Let’s make it our goal this season to be our healthiest selves — we’ve got nine simple Spring-cleaning and organizational tips for your wellness. You’ll feel decluttered, cleansed, and ready to start fresh with your health.
From your sports bras to your sneakers, it’s time to get organized! Whether you’re making DIY shelving for your workout clothes or just establishing a drawer in your dresser, this is a great way to get motivated and maybe inspire yourself with some new combos and active looks.
When was the last time you cleaned your foam roller? What about your dumbbells? Your at-home gear might not be getting as much use as the gym’s equipment . . . and we know that strangers don’t touch your stuff . . . but you still have to keep it sanitary! Wipe down everything, and while you’re at it, clean your running shoes, too. And wash your workout clothes (the right way).
Eradicate germs and potential sickness (aka, anything that could stop you from getting to your workout!) from your life by cleaning and disinfecting the surfaces in your home. You’ll probably feel more energized when you’re done, too.
Spring clean all the Winter stuffiness — mentally and physically — and get out into the bits of sunshine in between Spring showers. Go for a run, or try an outdoor workout.
Perhaps you escaped cold and flu season unscathed. Good for you! But that doesn’t excuse you from your annual checkups. It’s important to see your doctor and check in on your health for preventative care, or for that one thing you keep putting off because it’s “not that bad” . . . yet! Better safe than sorry, right? It’s for your health, so take the time and get those appointments out of the way.
Creating a meal-prep Sunday ritual is an excellent way to organize your life and better your diet. You’ll save money, eat better, and be more mindful of your food choices. While you’re in the kitchen, throw away anything old and gross from your refrigerator and pantry — and don’t forget to wipe down surfaces and shelves on the inside, too!
While you’re cleaning out the fridge and pantry, if you know there are foods in your home that you have trouble resisting, go by the “out of sight, out of mind” policy and give them away (or donate unopened packaged food). It’s another way of Spring cleaning your diet.
On the subject of getting rid of things, let’s clean out the workouts you hate. Stop doing the things you don’t love! If you hate yoga, try a bootcamp class. Don’t love HIIT? Maybe running or swimming is up your alley. Spring is a great time to start fresh and find what brings you joy.
Get a jump-start, hit the ground running, and hold yourself accountable by scheduling your workouts in advance. Plan your week ahead of time so there’s no excuse to not fit them into your schedule; you’ll have the added bonus of making sure you get your favorite classes before they sell out.