Spring is my favourite season. The world becomes a brighter and happier place as the days grow longer, flowers bloom everywhere, and birds start singing their sweet songs again. In many cultures, people take this time of year to do the cleaning—both literal housecleaning and figurative life-clearing.
In Judaism, spring is the time for deep cleaning; it’s part of the tradition before Passover, a Jewish holiday. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, seasonal cleaning is done just before or during the first week of Lent. Spring Cleaning is also related to the Persian New Year celebration, the Nowruz.
According to the five elements in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the season of spring is represented by the element of wood and by the green colour, characterised by renewal energy and growth. To balance the Wood element in Chinese Medicine, we need to clean and clear out those things we no longer need during the spring season.
Spring Cleaning gives us a chance to breathe new life into our homes and energize ourselves with the promise of what’s ahead.
Spring is a time of renewal and healing. The earth awakens, making us feel vibrant and alive—but we must also take care to nurture ourselves.
Spring is the best time for detoxification. The body experiences changes, and it is important to support them with your lifestyle.
I’m going to share several ways in which you can improve your health and energy levels during the spring season.
Detox is an important process that helps the body get rid of harmful substances and waste from the body.
Naturopathic Medicine offers specific advice on which herbs and nutrition programs to follow when starting a detox.
This detox takes a few days or weeks, and during that time, we retune and adjust the nutrition. It’s like a “restart” for your body. Usually, this includes limiting the consumption of several food types, giving the body support using herbs and other techniques that work on the mind, and focusing on the liver: the liver is the primary organ responsible for detoxing and breaking down toxins entering the body. We usually recommend consuming herbs that support healthy liver function, like Turmeric, Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Nettle and many more, adjusted to each person’s needs.
Mind Setting Goals
During springtime, we are filled with inspiration and have more energy to achieve our health goals. We feel more active, creative, and open to changing our routines. It’s a great time to set goals and follow them.
Choose the actions, behaviours, thoughts and activities that make you happy.
Practice Positive Thinking. See the good in every situation.
Take action in the direction of the things you truly want in your life.
Body Health Goals
Feel good, healthier, full of energy and happy.
Good and balanced nutrition
Eat a balanced breakfast.
Increase your green veggies consumption. Greens are rich in chlorophyll and magnesium that help your body eliminate environmental’ toxins and heavy metals.
- Start your day with Green Tea. Catechins, which are found in high levels in green tea, help keep your liver healthy while also speeding up the production of detoxification enzymes.
Be more active – workout.
Start gradually, and commit to the process. When you are just beginning to work out, it’s usually the hardest.
Most people want to quit each time when they feel tired or stressed with other areas of life.
Therefore the best solutions are to work out with a friend, join the gym, or have high self-discipline.
Give your body time for rest, and you will have more energy.
Spring is the perfect time to cleanse your body and mind.
When it comes to cleansing—both your body and mind—it’s best if you tackle both at once because one affects the other.
I hope that I encouraged you to take an active part in your own life and to change and “clean” the habits that are not suitable for you in your life anymore.
What you plant now, you will harvest later.