Spring Detox

The time has finally come where I have a bit of a spring clean and it couldn’t of come sooner. It is always good every now and then to have a clear out, whether it is clearing out old makeup that is tucked away at the bottom of the drawer, even though you know you should have thrown it out months ago but you are still waiting for that one special moment where the glitter eyeliner will make a come back. Or whether it is deleting all the spam accounts on Instagram that is cluttering up your feed.

SPRING CLEANING

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I am such a sentimental hoarder. I have so many bits and bobs stashed away from any special occasion, date, holiday which I cherish. When in reality I definitely don’t need every single cinema ticket or birthday card given to me from since I was 6. So with a Spotify playlist on in the background and a candle lit, I tackle my room (specifically under my bed). I seem to accumulate so much clutter under my bed where I think I will need this one day but I never ever do. When spring cleaning charity shops will be your best friend! There is also something so rewarding about donating to charity shops – I recommend Mind or The British Heart Foundation for all my British gals.

SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX

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This year I have tried to clean up my social media accounts. On both Facebook and Instagram I have so many accounts which are either spam, inactive or just full of posts that I’m not interested in anymore. I have started to focus on my Instagram more, which means un-following a bunch of accounts, especially ones that are negative. I spend so much time scrolling through social media so to put my mental health first I definitely don’t need to read all about the latest diets and see endless amounts of photo shopped pictures of women’s bodies. Unroll Me has been a huge lifesaver this year when cleaning out my inbox, I found out about this app after watching one of Tanya Burr’s videos. I have a business email account as well as a personal so you can imagine the amount of spam emails I am constantly deleting and unsubscribing from. This app has a similar layout to Tinder and you swipe left or right depending on whether you want to keep the email or unsubscribe. I will link it here.

DE-CLUTTER YOUR MIND

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Do you really need to talk to that person that always continues to bring you down and belittle you? No. Ditch the fake friends and start putting yourself first. During recovery the amount of times therappists and friends have told me ‘cut negative people out of your life’. I always agreed with them but never really done anything about it. I have finally cut out all the people in my life that bring me no joy and I feel so so much happier for it. I have noticed on days where I am stuck in my office working my mood can be pretty low so I am making more of an effort to work in coffee shops or out in the garden. As much as I love blogging, sometimes staring at the four walls on your own can become quite lonely and suffer from serious cabin fever. Meditation is something I seriously want to explore and learn more about. I used to do Yoga quite a lot- more for my mental health than anything else and I think it would be so good to get back into the swing of things!

I hope you all liked this little spring cleaning post! I think if I had a YouTube channel I would most likely be one of them people who constantly uploads spring cleaning time lapses haha!

Until next time,

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29 thoughts on “Spring Detox

  1. Cinnamon Buns and Roses says:

    Love this post!
    I’m not on Facebook personally which is a relief hahaha . I feel no matter how hard I try not to, I still compare myself to the perfection out there. I know it’s been photoshopped (my photography skills then feel poor) and I know it has been facetuned (my looks and self-esteem then feel less than it should) but still can’t help myself! the great thing about insta is that we can unfollow all the accounts that hurt us in one way or another and then feel better for it. Great Post Chloe as always. Anna xx

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  2. Annie Earnshaw says:

    Awesome post!! I’ve been detoxing my social media accounts lately as well. I went on hiatus for the end of the academic year and as I came back and started blogging again, I realized how little I interact with the people I’m following beyond liking a post. I actually wrote an entire blog post about why I think unfollowing people is okay and encouraged because I would rather have a few meaningful and engaged followers than a bunch of followers who don’t interact.

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  3. Hannah says:

    I love that you included both physical and mental spring detox and I think a good spring clean comes from both. I love Unroll Me too and I need to have a sort-out of my social media again because the spam accounts keep gathering up! xx

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  4. Laura says:

    I’ve never heard of the Unroll Me app but that sounds like an absolute life saver – already downloading it now! Great post, I always try and keep everything decluttered otherwise it can all get so overwhelming xx

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  5. chelseasguide says:

    Love love love a clear out! Apart from the bit where you make more mess by sorting and you lose interest but have to carry on 😅. I recently went through all the rubbish groups I had ‘liked’ on Facebook and unliked/unfollowed them all – my feed is so much clearer now! Xxxx

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  6. NunziaDreams says:

    I looooove spring cleaning lol! It’s really relaxing for me, personally. This year, my boyfriend and I organized our closet and donated a lot of our clothes. Also, I’ve never heard of Unroll Me! I’ll definitely have to check that out since I haven’t cleaned out my personal email in a while!

    Really enjoyed your post, dear!! ❤️ Side note, your blog is super pretty! I really like it! 😍

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  7. Makeup by Erin says:

    Spring cleaning is so cleansing! I really need to do that to my wardrobe! I’m so bad at hoarding clothes that I don’t wear. I always think I’ll wear it eventually, then never do. 😂

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  8. Amy Louise says:

    Love this post. I’ve recently started doing some of the things you mentioned like the getting rid of people who leave negative vibes and the social media detox and its making me feel much calmer and more relaxed than I was before. A break away is deffs needed in order to re charge every now and then! xxx

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