What is Emotional Spring Cleaning?

Updated: Mar 30

Ready for spring cleaning?

Spring is here but for some of us, the weight of winter (emotional and physical) is still looming over us.

We are all in need of an Emotional Spring Cleaning.

What exactly is Emotional Spring Cleaning?

Let’s start with some vocabulary...


Dictionary.com: (adjective) pertaining to or involving emotion or the emotions; subject to or easily affected by emotion; appealing to the emotions

Psychological meaning: emotion is often defined as a complex state of feeling that results in physical and psychological changes that influence thought and behavior Examples are temperament, personality, mood, and motivation

Other word that come to mind: “emotional eating”, “emotional distress”, “hormone imbalance”, “talk therapy”


Dictionary.com: (adjective) of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable for the season of spring; (noun) a leap, jump, or bound, a sudden movement caused by the release of something elastic; elasticity or resilience

Psychological meaning: Spring is a reminder to start our annual spring overhauls – decluttering, organizing, and cleaning. Spring cleaning has been associated with improved mood, decreased stress, and heightened creativity.

Other word that come to mind: “Easter”, “rebirth”, “start” ,“originate”, “emerge”, “flow”, “jump”, “hop”, “skip”


Dictionary.com: (noun) an act or instance of making clean

Psychological meaning: the positive psychology behind organization.

Other word that come to mind: “mental clear”, “revamp”, “aura cleaning”, “Spring cleaning” “organizing” , “healing”, “new”, “spotless”, “sparkling”, “unsoiled”, “unstained”

Does an emotional cleanse sound like something you’re interested in?

My 6-week program for Emotional Spring Cleaning includes:

Week 1: Who are you? Discovering the Wellness Wheel

Week 2: MIND (motivations, barriers, self-esteem)

Week 3: BODY (exercise, eating habits, hormones)

Week 4: SOUL (spirituality, energy, self-love)

Week 5: FINANCES (work, planning, savings)

Week 6: Who are you now? Planning for the future you

Interested in learning more? Email me at annie@anniedelre.com

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