Spring Cleaning for Your Mental Health
It’s that time of year (even if it doesn’t always feel like it). The days are longer, the sun is peeking out more often, and there’s a sense of renewal in the air. Many people begin their annual practice of airing out their home and spring cleaning. Persian families call it “xane tekāni” or “shaking out the house,” which really captures the spirit of starting fresh.
In addition to these practical activities, it’s also a good time of year to do some mental health spring cleaning, to take stock of your mental health and consider what has and hasn’t been serving you in the last year. What’s been gathering in your head over the winter that you’re ready to shake out and declutter so you can make room for more joy as summer approaches?
Whether you wrestle with mental illness or just need a mental boost, we’ve got a few tips below to get this process started.