Spring is a time of renewal and cleansing. We watch new buds form. We spruce up our gardens and flowerbeds. We clean our homes to make things fresh and new. Drawing inspiration from experts like Marie Kondo, spring encourages us to simplify. We find ourselves with excess clutter and have the urge to streamline our lives. While we clean our physical space, remember your brain gets benefits from getting your house in order as well. Simplifying, decluttering, and reorganizing helps calm our minds and gives us a sense of accomplishment. What if we could take this inspiration and spring clean our minds? There are brighter days ahead, so let’s start fresh!
One of the most important ways to give your brain a good spring cleaning is to consistently get good sleep. When we sleep, and sleep deeply, our brains flush out all the toxins we’ve accumulated during the day. REM sleep is a valuable tool for resting our bodies. However, science has determined that SWS sleep, or slow wave sleep, is the best sleep for detoxing your brain. During SWS sleep our blood volume decreases and that space is filled with cerebrospinal fluid which rids us of toxic waste in our brains. For more information on the importance of SWS sleep, click HERE now.
Not getting good, quality sleep causes us to handle stress less effectively and contributes to diseases such as obesity and heart disease. Continual lack of sleep can eventually lead to lasting brain damage because important regions in the brain can be damaged without proper rest. Good sleep improves memory and energy levels, help you gain clarity and get your brain ready for its spring clean. For tips to better sleep visit HERE now.
We all tend to want to clean house when spring arrives, but don’t forget your body and mind need attention too. You will feel the difference in your brain when you clean out the unnecessary and take some time for self-care. From getting rid of clutter to releasing negativity to cleaning up your diet, the tips above will help you move forward in your life in a productive and healthy manner. When your thoughts are clear, you can feel lighter and brighter all year long.
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