With it being a year since the first lockdown, most of us have spent more time in our homes than ever before. So we could all probably do with a little (or large) Spring Clean – but why should our homes get all the attention? Surely our bodies and minds deserve a little spruce up too – especially after the year we’ve all had?
For the MIND…
Everyday mindfulness and meditation for stress, anxiety, sleep, focus and health. I recommend the 10 minute daily guided meditation to start your day with a clear mind. The sleep stories are also my go-to for winding down. Try it out for free for the first 7 days. http://www.calm.com
CBD oil by Chill Out Fred
This oil is top quality and incredible for relieving stress, anxiety and depression as well as reducing inflammation in the body (along with many other health benefits). Different strengths are available; I’ve been using the 2000mg. http://www.chilloutfred.com
The Five-Minute Journal
Journaling has proved to be an incredible stress management tool however, not all of us have time to devote to it. Enter The Five-Minute Journal – a journal for people who don’t write journals. Just a few minutes a day is a commitment we can all stick to. http://www.intelligentchange.com
For the Body…
Life Drink by Terranova
Ideal if you’re in need of an energy boost or are looking to turbo charge your nutrient status. This magical drink is full of incredible ingredients. In fact, I’m yet to find a green powder as comprehensive as this. Terranova are one of my favourite supplement brands and are 100% additive free. http://www.terranovahealth.com
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of the importance of gut health by now so I had to include a probiotic company on here. Symprove Probiotics is my absolute fave. I do their 12 week course around 2-3 times per year. http://www.symprove.com
Yum & Yay
Milled seeds packed full of goodness and essential fatty-acids such as Omega 3’s needed hearts, brain and eye health (and more!). Just a spoonful a day is all you need. Tip: sprinkle on yoghurt, porridge, add to your smoothies or make energy balls with them. http://www.yumandyay.co.uk
For the Home...
Method cleaning products
Chemical free cleaning products that smell amazing. I’m a sucker for these. Their new peach blossom scent is gorgeous. http://www.methodproducts.co.uk
Doterra essential oils
Purify the air in your home and boost your immune system and mood at the same time with the best quality essential oils out there. My go-to is grapefruit and wild orange. I also put a drop of lemon essential oil in my water every morning to start off the detox process (yes, you can ingest these ones!). http://www.doterra.com
We’ve all gone house-plant crazy this year – and for a good reason. Indoor plants have shown to: ● Boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity. ● Reduce stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds. ● Help clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity and producing oxygen.
Patch helps you discover the best plants for your space, delivers them to your door and helps you look after them. Be warned – you might want everything on this website. http://www.patchplants.com
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Written by Clementine Pellew-Harvey | IG @clementine.rose.nutrition
This article was originally published in the Spring issue of My Soho Times magazine.
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