FIVE WAYS TO DETOX YOUR HOME & LIFE
So, you’ve gone organic, signed up for SoulCycle, eliminated sugar and gluten from your diet, mastered Crow Pose, and stocked your cupboard with essential oils. Bye-bye blemishes, toxins, and flab! Your body, skin, and hair are thanking you for the strengthening and detoxifying. But what about the “blemishes” in your home life, the ones that lead to stress, anxiety, and negativity?
When you spend your day making weighty decisions, scrambling to satisfy deadlines, and rushing to beat the traffic on your commute, it is necessary to begin and end your day in a calm, relaxed environment. Cleansing to create a comfortable, stress-free home has been proven to boost your immunity, promote longevity, and improve mental health, leading to better ideas and an increased productivity. Enhance your space and achieve mental and emotional clarity with these Five Ways to Detox Your Home Life.
DECIDE TO DECLUTTER
Introduce a little life-changing magic into your world and begin to tidy up, à la Marie Kondo. Make spring cleaning simple: hold each item you own in your hand. If it sparks joy, keep it. If not, channel Beyoncé and put everything else in a box to the left. Live with less by deciding what fills you with bliss and which objects add stress to your space, and therefore, your life.
LIGHT PALO SANTO WOOD
Palo Santo, also known as “holy wood,” is a revered tree, traditionally associated with spiritual purification and healing. To clean the air and put positive ions into your space, burn the shavings of Palo Santo similarly to other incense. The heavenly, slightly citrus smoke acts as a detoxifier, immune enhancer, and de-stressor.
CULTIVATE A “YOU” CORNER
Create a space just for you, adding photos of loved ones, knick knacks embodying treasured memories, and a gratitude journal to find moments of retreat from those hectic days . Having a personal haven to read, to reflect, or to light a candle can provide an outlet to clear your mind and focus on what is truly important.
Nothing is more energizing than surrounding yourself with life – plant life, that is. Nature has the power to heal, from the sounds and the smells, to the visuals and open air. Bring that power into your home by integrating plants into your décor. Not only will the vegetation act as an air filter by adding fresh oxygen into your environment, surrounding yourself with greenery can help strengthen your immune system, increase happiness, and lower levels of depression.
REMOVE YOUR SHOES
Make the doormat your sole mate. A time-honored tradition in cultures around the world, leaving your shoes at the door is not only practical, it is mindful. Removing one’s shoes upon entering a residence signals a difference in space – you are leaving the outside world, with its worries, negativity, and toxins behind, allowing your body and mind to fully enter into the tranquility of your home. Not to mention how gross city sidewalks can be!
Taking these five simple steps toward a cleaner, clearer, and happier home is the perfect way to start Spring as a healthier you.
Love + Light