Spring is the perfect time to de-clutter, refresh and rejuvenate with this simple seven-day spring cleaning game plan.
Monday: Clear the Clutter.
De-cluttering is the ultimate spring cleaning task. Start with the closet. Donate extra clothes to a shelter or thrift store. Something as simple as clearing out space in a closet helps clear the mind for more important things.
Tuesday: Clear the Inbox.
Move on to the email inbox. Go on an “Unsubscribe” spree and never receive unwanted sales emails again.
Wednesday: Clear the Desk.
Paperwork takes up so much space. Take a couple of hours to go through old files and organize everything by subject matter and year to make it simple to find that urgent file later. Better yet, try digitizing—and then shredding—paper files with a secure system.
Thursday: Clear the Body.
Spring is a great time to focus on fitness and nutrition. Start with a small commitment like drinking a full glass of water first thing in the morning. Then, create a manageable health commitment like working out three times a week or eating an all-vegetable meal once a week. ACI’s EAP can find referrals to local resources such as recreational centers and gyms to help build up to healthier habits to last through the year.
Friday: Clear the Schedule.
Some days can feel like one long to-do list. Resources from ACI’s EAP can help make that list shorter. From quality eldercare referrals to local veterinarians, childcare experts to dog walkers, ACI can help with work-life referrals to help free up some “me-time.”
Saturday: Clear the Tech.
Studies have shown that increased screen time has an impact on mental health. Do a tech detox once a week by turning off phones and screens, taking a walk, or simply reading that unfinished book on the shelf. It will be surprising how much can be done without constant notifications.
Sunday: Clear the Mind
If negative thoughts keep intruding, take that first step toward creating a healthy mindset by contacting ACI Specialty Benefits. ACI’s EAP provides clinical support services to help tackle any emotional challenge, from grief to work stressors and more.