The weather changes in the Northern Hemisphere. Birds are chirping, and trees are starting to bud. We open our windows to get fresh air and sunlight. As winter fades, spring is a great season to clean your home.

Winter is a time for solitude, reflection, and decreased physical activity. Winter can be brutal for many reasons, including the “winter blues,” Seasonal Affective disorder, or other diagnosable conditions.

Spring is more than a time to clean your house and remove the stove. It’s also an excellent opportunity to spring-clean your health.


Your mind can think in two main ways when it comes to behavior. The first includes all the daily actions that you do automatically without thinking. Consider how deliberate a child is when getting dressed and brushing their teeth. Each of us will become more automated with the actions we repeat, which makes brain resources more accessible for other things.

Intentional actions are different from our automatic behaviors. Attention must be paid to what we do with focus, direction, and direction. These habits are expensive for the brain. It can be hard to break habits because of this contrast between intentional and automatic. You must be more intentional about what is automatic to create new patterns.

Spring cleaning your mind is a chance to take a step back and reflect on your work this winter. What thoughts, habits, and behaviors have become automatic in your quest for wellness? How can you make your Wellness Plan more supportive of what you find?


Awakening your behaviour and knowing that your actions aren’t helping you achieve your goals is the first step towards making meaningful, positive changes. Then, focus on your behavior and develop the control and concentration necessary for positive change. Meditation can help you develop these skills or enhance them.

Meditation is a popular topic that has become more accessible and commonplace. However, it can be challenging to define. Meditation is an intentional, self-directed practice that allows you to focus on a specific object, idea, or action without judging, analyzing, or having expectations.

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Meditation can have many benefits, including improving your mood, connecting with others, improving your immune system, reducing stress levels, improving your ability to concentrate and focus, shifting your relationship towards pain, and increasing your optimism and overall health.


It is common to refer to the mind and body separately. Your mind is a part of you as a whole person. Your mind is not the only thing you need to clean. What happens in your gut, muscles and skin can affect your mind, thoughts, and outlook. Taking care of yourself can significantly improve your overall health and mental well-being.

Your foundational needs are the first step to spring cleaning your self-care. Your mental health and well-being will be built by ensuring that you meet your basic needs for food, movement and water, as well as for safety and security.

Take a moment to reflect on the following questions in order to Spring Clean your self-care.

What is your body’s need to thrive? What is the foundation of your physical well-being?

What foundational physical needs are being met currently? Which are they?

What can I do to use my strengths and ensure that my physical needs are met

In what area of my life do you need support or guidance?


Your wellness journey is about the pursuit of “mental and physical well-being.” This requires taking a step back, assessing what is working and what isn’t, and tweaking the process.

A spring cleaning is a successful way to organize your thoughts and learn from them. When you spring clean, your mind will find time to journal, talk with a friend, or to seek out a coach to help you in your quest for wellness, wholeness and well-being.

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