Spring has Sprung
Spring has finally sprung and with the clocks going forward last weekend we now see the lighter nights.
Winter always seems so long, just when you start to notice the longer hours of daylight and think spring is finally here – bam, a deluge of snow, a beast from the east! But finally, some lovely sunshine over the last few days, spring bulbs sprouting up from the earth, new leaves forming on the trees.
Spring is a time for growth, rising energy pushing up from the ground. The organs associated with Spring are the Liver and Gallbladder – the liver removes toxins from our bodies so it’s a great time to be thinking about spring cleaning – home, body and mind. The gallbladder is our decision maker so it’s a time for getting clear on your goals for the year, setting some objectives and starting to take action move you forwards.
Cleansing and Detoxing
Greens are great for the cleansing the liver. Try vibrant green juices with spinach or kale or make simple stir-fired greens. The liver works hard to process toxins from the body, processing alcohol, drugs, excess hormones etc. If the liver becomes overloaded the toxins build up in the body so it’s important we give the liver some TLC and ensure it’s in tip top condition.
Detox your environment too. Spring clean your home, car, office space. Get rid of things you don’t need and also consider the quality of your environment – get some plants to improve your air quality. Have a look at the cleaning products you use – are they creating more toxins in your home environment and the environment as a whole? Have a look at switching to eco-friendly products.
Detox your self-care routines – have a look at what you are putting on your body as well as in your body. Your skin absorbs products you put on the skin so make sure they are full of natural ingredients and not leading to more toxins in your body.
Detox your mind – how toxic are your thoughts? Take some time to cultivate a positive mind set, maybe keep a gratitude journal, have a digital detox and step away from social media, meditate.
Over the winter months we’ve had time to reflect on what we want and don’t want so now is the time to start putting some thought into setting goals. What do you want to achieve this year? How are you going to get there? Big goals can be overwhelming but when we start to break them down into smaller goals they start to seem possible. Set some clear visions, create a clear and vibrant picture of that vision in your mind, see it through all five senses so it becomes so compelling your unconscious mind starts looking for ways to make it a reality. Create a vision board that you see everyday to remind you of what you want to achieve. Then start taking positive action to achieve your goals. It’s only through taking action that your goals will materialise.