52 Lists, Week 10 // List the Ways You Can Cleanse For Spring

Click here to read my 2013 Cleansing List.

Last year, I was definitely more on my cleansing game than I am this year.  Oof.  I need to clean my apartment so I won't have allergic reactions to it, damn you dust mites.  I need to clean my computer out because it's exploding with folders upon folders of things.  I need to cleanse my body really badly, I've been on a really serious sugar craving binge lately and I'm not taking any time to exercise.  Not a great idea.  My meals are usually very healthy, but sugary treats just calls my name!  Oooooh man I need to cleanse guys!  How about you?

I think the root of why it's hard for me to make the right choices to cleanse my self of toxic habits like my sugar indulgences and not taking enough/any time to exercise is that I thrive on doing different things all the time.  I have a pretty hard time sticking to routines.  And the routines I do stick to usually involve getting to have unique experiences within the routine.  I have ADD as well, have I mentioned that?  My desire for unique experiences has greatly benefitted my business and my drive as a creative.  But it can hinder me when I need to just tend to my basic needs.  I do well when I have partners who can hold me accountable to doing things consistently, and boy do I miss my sweet friend Allie who was my yoga buddy last year.  I have only been to yoga about 3 times since she moved to the Netherlands.  I think what I probably need to do is either find a partner to exercise with on a specific schedule or maybe invest in a trainer.  I'm not into exercise videos, I don't enjoy running one bit, and committing to a rec league sports team stresses me out because I travel a lot and I don't like letting people down.  I'm not interested in P90x or crazy intensive exercise places like Crossfit.  But I am curious about... boxing.  Random, right?  Maybe I should do kick boxing.  I don't know, guys, help me out here.  Got any advice on how a lady with ADD and not much free time can be a little more intentional with cleansing?  My Spring cleansing this year need to be serious!  And I need a little motivation to get this stuff on point.

-  deep clean the apartment
-  go on a no candy cleanse... saddest day
-  find an exercise I actually enjoy
-  sticking to a regiment of exercise
-  start going to the Buddhist temple again
-  clean my computer, the exterior
-  clean up my desktop and folders
-  load old documents and photos onto my external hard drive
-  try meditating
-  spend time in the morning just being quiet, focused, and at peace, not thinking about work, just having a clear mind.
-  organize & put away the last few boxes at the new office
-  keep sticking to the recipes in my new FAVORITE cookbook:  The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

What is your go to method of Spring Cleaning each year, and what is your focus this year?  Take a little time this week to write out your list of Ways to Cleanse for Spring and hanging up somewhere that maybe usually makes you stressed.  That way when you seem something that drives you a little nuts, like that one room in your house that is always messy or that one spot that you drop all of your mail till it turns into a giant pile, you will feel a little more eager to just get to cleansing!  Get ready to feel refreshed!

Download and print out Week 10's list above or write out your list however you may like.  Then leave a link to your Week 10 list in the comments so we can all check out each others lists!  If you post your list on Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest, use the hashtag: #52lists and be sure to include @mooreaseal so I can be sure to come say hello :)  Happy listing!

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Meandering Design said...

I pull out the book Apartment Therapy - the Cure every year. It usually takes me 6 months to get through the book, but it really helps me clean out my space. I find that, in turn, I start cleaning up myself. When the clutter is cleared in my space, then I start to clear out the clutter in my mind.

Lisa said...

Here's my list! http://unfinishedlisa.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/52listsweek10/

Miriam Schulman said...

about exercise-- because although I am no skinny mini I can't work during the day unless I exercise first... do you have any barre method classes in Seattle ( checking for you...) (hold on....) Yes you do! You have quite a few to choose from...http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2012/07/18/best-barre-classes-in-seattle/ I love these because they stretch my body (like yoga) there is usually no gym membership and you pay by the class, and you have to schedule your class so there is accountability. Also-- this doesn't really mess up your hair. Let me know if you try one. I rotate thru the ones in my area so I'm not bored.

Miriam Schulman said...

okay-- got a list together-- now off to make some more creative messes! http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2014/04/spring-cleaning.html

Bakary said...

Ouch, week ten was hard. Really brought home my limitations. You can check out my list here - http://bakarycafe.co.uk/52-lists-project-week-ten-list-the-ways-you-can-cleanse-for-spring/