Springtime is associated with new beginnings. There’s something about blooming flowers and the promise of warmer weather on the horizon that just naturally seems to elevate our mood. If you’ve been having a hard time sticking to your New Year’s resolutions, consider this a new opportunity to start fresh! This year has been tough on us all. Don’t be too hard on yourself, and remember that it’s never too late to choose healthier habits. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through 4 important and actionable tips for cleansing your mind, body and environment.
Clean your room!
Remember hearing that growing up? As much as we hated hearing this as children, it looks like our parents were onto something. Tidying up has been considered to increase productivity. Just think of how much time you would save in the morning if you knew exactly where everything was. It also has a positive impact on our mood, self-esteem and confidence. Having a clean, uncluttered space also means fewer distractions and reduced stress. Taking care of your room isn’t just a great mood booster, it’s also great for your health! Regular house cleaning can reduce allergens and eliminate dust particles in the air. So open up those curtains, break out that new vacuum cleaner, and get to work!
Master the Art of Brain Dumping
“Spring cleaning” isn’t just about getting rid of clutter in your bedroom. It’s also about tossing out the mental clutter that takes up more space than it should. Worry, negative self-talk, dwelling on the past. These habits affect us all from time to time and disrupt our peace of mind. While there may not be a quick-fix solution to take these draining thoughts and feelings away, you can start by writing them out. Storing everything in your brain can be overwhelming. Using a journal and getting in the habit of “brain dumping” (dumping your musings onto paper), can help you organize your thoughts and better process them once they are written in front of you. Start by giving yourself 5 minutes of uninterrupted writing time. Write about everything that’s been bothering you lately. Take a deep breath. When you’re ready, take action. Tackling this pile of mental dirty laundry may not be an immediate process, but you can start small by setting realistic challenges for yourself. For example, when you feel those negative thoughts creeping in, you may choose to say a positive affirmation either out loud or silently.
Studies have found that meditation can be effective in reducing stress and anxiety. For beginners, the practice can seem intimidating at first. For those with busy minds, it seems nearly impossible. Luckily, there are hundreds of guided meditations available on platforms like Youtube and Spotify that use imagery and other techniques that can quiet the most preoccupied of minds. Incorporating mindfulness into your day-to-day life through breathing exercises and visualization (focusing on a mental image) can help improve your mental clarity and keep you grounded in the present moment.
Prioritize your sleep with Zenbev
If you’ve been feeling groggy or disoriented in the morning, it may be a sign that you are not getting a good night’s sleep. As we enter this new season, we challenge you to closely observe your nighttime routine and improve your sleep hygiene. Consider your electronics usage before bed, the type of foods and liquids you consume before dozing off, and whether your bedroom is dark and cool enough. In the spirit of making healthier decisions, why not introduce an all-natural sleep aid into your nighttime routine?
With Zenbev Drink Mix, you can kiss that groggy feeling goodbye. Get the cobwebs out of your sleep routine with the best natural sleep product there is. With Zenbev in your (now clean) corner you never have to worry about tolerance or dependence and need only get used to an extra spring in your step! Get Zenbev and get used to feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day!