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A Spring Clean for the Soul: 8 Tips to Rid Your Life of Negative Energy

30 March, 2017
Health & Fitness

A Spring Clean for the Soul: 8 Tips to Rid Your Life of Negative Energy

A Life Cleanse, Not a Juice Cleanse

 

At the beginning of the year we’re always full of good intentions, but as the months slip past, those New Year’s resolutions can become little more than a distant memory. Whether we have vowed to spend more time in the gym or with our families, sometimes life gets in the way and we let the things which matter to us slip by the wayside.

We think spring is the perfect time to reassess and rid ourselves and our lives of any unnecessary negative energy. If you’ve been feeling slightly out of sorts, unfulfilled or even uninspired, a little reflection can do wonders (even if you’re perfectly happy!). It’s time to embark on a spring clean for the soul and come out the other side feeling refreshed and rejuvenated Here are eight handy tips to help you out

Read more: Digital Detoxing: Sassy’s Guide to Putting Your Phone Down

Featured image and images on slides 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 sourced via Pinterest

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Assess Your Relationships

Ask yourself this: “Are the people I’m making time for making an equal effort for me?” If your answer is no, you may want to rethink how much time and energy you’re investing in certain relationships. Use your time instead to spend with your family, or with people you know will always have your back.

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Try Digital Detoxing

Untether yourself from your smartphone (if only for a few hours a day!). Try deleting apps on your phone, embarking on a social media cull or even picking up a good old book! Check out our guide to digital detoxing here.

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Indulge in a Little 'Me' Time

Now that you’ve put a little distance between yourself and your phone (and maybe even a couple of negative influences in your life!) you may have more time on your hands!

Indulge and think about trying out a fresh look. Whether it’s just a haircut, investing in some new wardrobe pieces, or stocking up on some new beauty products. We know it’s what’s on the inside that counts, but feeling great on the outside helps too!

Read more: 6 of the Best Brow Services in Hong Kong

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De-Clutter

If you have treated yourself to some new garms, it may also be time to sort out your closet and throw away some pieces that you no longer wear.

Those jeans you’ve keeping just in case you fit back into them one day? Buh-bye. With so many amazing resources in HK to donate unwanted clothes, they’re sure to go to a good home. Take a look at our guide to culling the clutter here.

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De-Cutter: Take Two

Whilst you’re at it, take on your home! A healthy space equals a healthy mind and all. A classic tidy of your apartment can have you feeling positive and ready to take on the world, so be sure to check out our guide for the lazy girl.

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Try Something New

If you’re finding yourself in a bit of a funk and are feelin’ somewhat uninspired, it’s time to try something new.

With so much going on in Hong Kong, there’s always something you can find! Whether it’s getting outside and trying some new hikes, taking up a new hobby, joining a sports team, or getting your eco on, it’s up to you!

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Decide What Brings You Fulfilment

What really motivates and inspires you? What are you good at? Try writing a list of your skills. You’ll probably find that you’ve been taking many of them for granted, but seeing it all on paper can help you to home in on what you really enjoy and you can start making the most of it.

It doesn’t matter if this means going to yoga, taking time to cook or bake more, starting to really take your blog seriously, or putting in the extra hours at work. If you get something from it, do it!

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Get a Good Night’s Sleep

The easiest in theory, but potentially the hardest to actually put into practice. Try, try, try to get eight-hours of sleep every night and notice how much better you feel.

You’ll soon realise that by putting a pause on your late-night Netflix, you won’t need to rely quite so much on caffeine or sugar pick-me-ups throughout the day. You’ll be feeling refreshed in no time!

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