With all this in mind, here are some ideas for you to spring clean your mind and body.
1. Take up a new sport
As the weather becomes warmer and the days become longer, there's no excuse for not getting outside and getting active. In taking up a new sport, you can choose an activity that's as strenuous or as leisurely as you like: anything from hitting the gym to improve your fitness to making the decision to enjoy more walks - either alone or with your family - around your local area. Taking one small step at a time can pave the way to a healthier, fitter you.
2. Ditch the smoking
Many people choose New Year's Day as the start of their resolution to stop smoking - but why not do so in the spring instead? Now, thanks to e-cigarettes, more and more people are finding that it's easier than they thought to kick the habit. E-cigarettes can provide you with the nicotine and habit without the harmful chemicals, such as formaldehyde and benzene, that you'll find in your regular cigarettes. You can gradually cut down the amount of nicotine in your e-liquids too, to help you give up for good.
3. Think about your diet
If you're looking to become healthier, taking a good, hard look at your diet is a good place to start. There's no need to give it a complete overhaul; again, doing things in small, easier steps can help you succeed. Start by cutting sugar from your daily food and drink intake, or by substituting unhealthy snacks with healthier options, and gradually make more and more healthy changes as time goes by. I have now invested in a Nutribullet and it makes life so much easier - all I do is throw in some fruit, add natural yoghurt or milk, a bit of honey and some ice and I have a healthy drink with little effort.
4. Declutter your mind
Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and a healthy mind can contribute to a healthy body. Banish negative emotions and find ways to deal with stress that could include activities such as yoga, meditation or breathing exercises, and you'll soon find that you're feeling much healthier and happier both inside and out. Whilst I know from experience this is definitely easier said than done, I have found journalling or even brainstorming those thoughts can really help to clear your mind and give you chance to move on.
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