With peaks of sunshine, plenty of fresh air, and sprouting flowers, spring is the perfect time to start new. These fresh ideas are perfect for introducing to your self-care routine this spring.
Spring Clean Your Sleeping Habits
We often thing of spring cleaning our homes during these season but, chances are, your sleeping habits could use a refresh, too. Try taking a look to see if you could adjust the time you head to bed, or incorporate an evening routine, such as taking a warm bath or shower before bed, reading, or meditating.
Take a Bike Ride
If it's the perfect weather for spending time outside, why not do just that? Biking is a nice twist from going for a walk, plus it allows you to go further and perhaps explore somewhere you wouldn't normally.
Schedule Appointments You've Been Putting Off
Though it might not be the most exciting form of self-care, taking the time to schedule those appointments that you might have been putting off is a great way to look after you.
Visit a Nursery
Maybe the weather isn't quite so nice outside, but you're still craving a bit of nature. Strolling through your local nursery can be a great way to soak in the greenery and blooms - whether you're there to buy anything or not.
Sit Outside at a Coffee Shop
While you might be treating yourself to a coffee, tea, or hot chocolate regularly, how often are you actually sitting down to enjoy it? Why not enjoy a little bit of sunshine and enjoy the patio while you sip on your drink.
Take a Picnic to a Local Park
When's the last time you had a picnic?! Packing up lunch or a few snacks and a blanket and finding a spot at a park is a great way to spend your afternoon or a warm evening.
Indulge in a Body Scrub
After your skin has just battled through winter, it's nice to start fresh with a good body scrub. If you're able, head to a spa for the complete treatment, or grab a yummy-scented body scrub from the store and take a few extra moments in the shower. Be sure to lock in all that extra moisture with a good body oil or lotion.
Take a Nature Walk
Truly allowing yourself to slow down and notice the nature around you is a great way to take a moment for yourself. Head to a wooded area or somewhere with pretty flowers or trees and truly allow yourself to notice everything, from the sights to the sounds.. If you'd like, take along a camera and capture anything you find interesting.
Start a New Book
While you might have been curling up to watch movies during the winter, spring can be a great time to step away from the technology a little bit and start a new read. Bonus points if you take your reading outside!
Visit the Farmer's Market and Make a Seasonal Meal
Not only is a Farmer's Market a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon, but plenty of fresh produce like fennel, rhubarb, potatoes, and peas are in season. Use what you buy to make yourself a nutritious and seasonal meal. We recommend a light pasta or salad, with some hand pies for dessert!
All the extra daylight that comes with spring can really help to get your creativity flowing, which means this is the perfect time of year for trying a different way to express yourself. Maybe you try writing, drawing, picking up some paints, or heading to a pottery class.
Open Your Windows
Though it seems super simple, opening up your windows to let the fresh air in can really help brighten your mood! Even if the weather isn't so great, even smelling the scent of rain can be nice. We recommend our Soothing Spring Playlist to set the mood even more.
Spread Positive Messages with Sidewalk Chalk
While you might not have played with sidewalk chalk since you were a child, picking it up again can be super fun! Plus, using it to write positive messages can help bring a smile to someone else's face, for even more of those feel-good sensations.