No one looks forward to washing windows or storing the ski gear or the other chores associated with spring-cleaning. But this annual ritual does not have to be a drag, if you approach it in a slightly different way. "You've been cooped up with this cave-like mentality all winter; now it's time to break free and play," says R.D. Chin, a feng shui architect and consultant in New York City. "It's time to follow the cycle of nature, get rid of the clutter, and free up your mind." Here's our idea of what a truly effective spring-cleaning can look like.
Find a hot spring and soak in it.
The minerals found in natural hot springs do wonders. Sodium alleviates sore muscles. Potassium reduces blood pressure. Sulfates, which your body needs to make collagen, can strengthen hair, improve skin tone, and detoxify your body. Directories of hot springs can be found at soak.net.
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