Spring Self Care Tips
Self-care is something we should focus on year-round, but self-care in the spring is my favorite. Spring is a time of growth and renewal which makes it the perfect time to start to care for yourself. And what better way to welcome the warmer weather and brighter sunshine than to renew your self-care needs.
Here are some of my favorite spring self-care tips that will leave you feeling energized and rejuvenated.
Clean And Declutter
Spring is an excellent time of year to clean your space and declutter. You might want to think about sorting through your closets, storage space and junk drawers to declutter the items you can live without.
You can toss the old cosmetics and skincare in your make-up bag, throw out expired foods from your fridge, freezer, and pantry, and donate clothes and accessories you haven't worn in over a year. Also, clear your desk space and filing cabinets of unnecessary documents and office tools you no longer need.
While you're at it, take a natural cleaner and wipe down shelves, cabinet doors, and handles. If you're up for it, wipe clean your windows and let some gorgeous sunlight in. Don't forget those overlooked areas that don't get done when you usually clean.
Having clean and decluttered spaces around you can leave you feeling calmer, less stressed, more creative, and feeling brand new.
Renew Your Diet
Spring is when many more fruits and vegetables start coming into season making it an ideal time to make a conscious effort to eat more fresh and seasonal foods. Doing so will bring you energy and give you a boost of nutrients for your body.
Personally, I enjoy visiting the local farmer's markets to find the freshest varieties. Even if you don't have any near you, most grocery stores carry plenty of organic options to choose from. Pick some up and add more healthy food to your diet.
Put away the heavy comfort food and hearty soup recipes and instead try some spring recipes like garden salads made with seasonal vegetables, lean meats on the grill, and fruit salads.
As pleasant weather arrives, it's time to head outside. There's nothing like getting out into the fresh air and sunshine to lift your spirits. Feeling a springtime breeze and the sun's warmth on your skin can be so invigorating.
Hit the trails and go on a hike, take a nature walk or go for a scenic bike ride. You don't have to go far to enjoy the outdoors. Garden in your yard or walk around your neighborhood. Better yet, grab a friend or neighbor to take a stroll with you.
Pay attention to the signs of spring all around you. Smell the flowers, listen to the birds chirping, and breathe in the fresh springtime air.
Drink More Water
If you wake up in the morning with a dry throat and parched mouth, you're likely dehydrated. Dehydration can cause dry skin, dizziness, headaches, and fatigue. It's a good idea to remember to drink plenty of water, especially in the spring as the weather gets warmer and you start to sweat more.
Start your day off with a full glass of water to re-hydrate. If cold water in the morning isn't to your liking, fill a reusable water bottle the night before and have it ready for you at your bedside or on the kitchen counter.
Drink it before or in place of your morning coffee. If you don't like the taste of plain water, try infusing it with citrus or fruits for an added boost of flavor and vitamins.
Remembering to drink enough water throughout the day isn't always easy. A trick I use is to track how much I've had. I like to use an app on my phone to track my water intake. Some people like to fill their water bottle a certain number of times a day to meet their quota.
A common recommendation is to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water. Give it a try and observe how your energy and mood changes. I definitely feel better when I do this regularly.
Incorporate Self-Care In Your Life This Spring
Live life to the fullest this spring by incorporating self-care into your life. You can start with these tips, but feel free to add your own, too! Your body and mind will thank you for it.
Don’t forget to comment and tell me about your favorite self-care activity.
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