5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Mental Health

March 9, 2023

Spring cleaning is not just about tidying up your physical space. It can also be a great way to boost your mental health and wellness. Check out our tips from Dr. Kelly Holes-Lewis, Psychiatrist with Modern Minds, on how to spring clean for your mental health:

  1. Declutter your physical space. A cluttered physical environment can cause stress and anxiety. Take some time to go through your belongings and get rid of things you no longer need or use. A clean and organized space can help clear your mind and improve your mood.
  2. Let go of – or better yet – simply make space for negative thoughts. Spring is a time of renewal and growth. Take some time to reflect on any negative thoughts or beliefs that may be holding you back. Consider writing them down and then letting them go literally by tearing up your paper; or alternatively, keep them in a journal and look back on the progress you’ve made over time.
  3. Create a self-care routine. Self-care is important for your mental and emotional wellbeing. Use spring cleaning as an opportunity to create a self-care routine that works for you. This includes things like meditation, exercise, spending time outside or recharging at Synchronicity.
  4. Connect with others. Spring is a great time to reconnect with friends and family members. Reach out to someone who you haven’t talked with in awhile and plan a get-together. Bonus points if it’s outside!
  5. Practice gratitude. Gratitude has been shown to have a positive impact on mental and emotional wellbeing. Take some time to reflect on the things in your life for which you are grateful. Consider starting a gratitude journal where you write down something daily that you are grateful for in your life.

Modern Minds with MUSC Health

Synchronicity is a subsidiary of Modern Minds, a non-profit organization dedicated to treating and empowering mental health and wellbeing. We often partner together to offer truly integrative care for Modern Minds clients, Synchronicity members and the greater Lowcountry community.

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