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.
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
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
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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