If you know me, you know I am all about self-care. It can be especially important in the darker, colder months, but it isn’t anchored to just one season. Self-care practices often change as the seasons rotate. These self-care tips will help you jump into spring with a solid self-care routine in order to fully enjoy the season! Add a little spring self-care to your to-do list.
Get Outside More
Depending on where you live, you may have endured a long + tough winter season. As the weather changes into sunnier days + warmer temperatures, you’ll probably wind up with a case of spring fever. Spending some time outside in the nicer weather will make you happier + even healthier. Sunshine can change your mood + provide you the necessary vitamin D you need. It can also be a great way for you to get away from life’s stressors + enjoy nature on a walk or exercise by yourself.
During the cold months, your skin can become dry + dull. As we get into spring, be sure to regularly exfoliate your face + body twice a week in order to increase blood flow + get rid of any dead skin. Exfoliating has a ton of benefits, including the ways in which it preps your skin so that it’s more glowy + ready for your spring wardrobe.
Did you know that having indoor plants is actually healthy for you? Research by NASA has determined that indoor plants can eliminate up to 87 percent of air toxins in your home within 24 hours. They can even improve your concentration, productivity + boost your mood! Decorate your home, bedroom, and office with indoor plants to benefit your health + happiness.
Find a New (Attainable) Resolution
Making new resolutions isn’t just for January. Most of us feel the pressure to make a hefty resolution, but sometimes we can get a little too optimistic with our goals. This spring, try making a healthy, yet attainable, resolution for yourself. It can be as simple as drinking more green tea or making more time for reading. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something that makes you feel good + doesn’t add any unneeded stress to your life.
Create an Uplifting Playlist
The perfect way to match the springtime weather is by creating a new playlist that boosts your mood. You can let it set the mood for your morning or evening commute, use it as a motivational track for your gym session, or play it when you’re just hanging out around the house. Using platforms like Spotify or Apple Music allows you to create a personalized playlist that puts you in a feel-good mood!
Whether you’re already a yogi or you’ve never tried it before, doing yoga outside is a great form of self-care. It makes you one with nature + allows you to fully become present + focus on the moment. Try getting up a little earlier to practice yoga in the morning before your day has started, or save it for after your long day around the time the sun sets. This spring self-care practice will help reduce stress + lift your mood!
The thought of cleaning your house after a long winter may be the last thing you want to do. However, cleaning + decluttering actually can be extremely therapeutic, especially when entering a new season. If you’re struggling to get inspired or are having trouble determining what to get rid of, try Marie Kondo’s method to learn how to tidy your home by category + figure out what items “spark joy” for you.
Update Your Beauty Routine
Just as you should change your beauty routine for the winter months, you must do the same for spring. If you feel your skin is a little drab from winter, try using a product with retinoid to renew + revive your skin. Additionally, with sunnier weather ahead, it’s important to always apply sunscreen + utilize beauty products with SPF. As an added benefit, transition from a full coverage foundation to BB or CC creams. This way, your makeup will be more breathable as it gets warmer.
Try Spring-Themed Meals
Although all those soups + yummy comfort foods are coming to an end, there are plenty of recipes + meals to get excited about for spring. Be mindful when you’re eating + make an effort to find foods that you truly enjoy. Try spring recipes, like a tossed salad with fruit or a lemon meringue pie.
How do you practice spring self-care? Tell me over on Instagram!