Spring cleaning for the home, the heart, and the mind.

Apr 21, 2017

With the doldrums of winter behind us, many are embarking on the domestic ritual of spring cleaning. Closets are emptied, garden beds tended, floors scrubbed – all of this leaving homes sparkling, ready for the season ahead. While all of this attention to our dwellings is nice, what about focusing a little attention to what is happening inside of us? We have assembled the following resources to help you embark on a spring cleaning for the mind.

Out with the old, in with the new. Here’s a quick quiz: how many tabs are open on your computer or iPhone right now? Okay, how does that reflect the many untethered ideas you have in your head? Workplace psychologist Jennifer Newman says that Spring is the perfect time to clean out some of that unnecessary baggage and bring focus to what really matter. She offers helpful tips in Spring cleaning: How to clear your mind of psychological clutter

Spring cleaning for your neurons. With so much “news” available at your fingertips, it can be hard to discern fact from fiction. Even more, while information abounds it is easy to become overloaded. Neuron experts Dr. Daniel Levitin and Gloria Mark, Professor of Informatics encourage listeners think more deeply and consume information more intentionally in Spring cleaning for the mind .

Refresh, renew, repeat. Feeling in a funk after this past winter? You are not alone. Spring is the perfect time to shake out some of that worry and angst to freshen up your perspective. Ann Todhunter Brode, body therapist and author, offers readers two simple practices to incorporate spring cleaning for the soul into their daily routine

Sorting the clutter. A little spring cleaning can go a long way. In Spring-Clean Your Mind, Shelley Emling offers three tips to help “clear away the cobwebs” and set the conditions for a happier, healthier, more productive you.