Now that spring is in the air, round about now we inherently start thinking about having a complete wardrobe edit, declutter and scrubbing the house from top to bottom as spring cleaning gets underway. I’m desperate to get into my wardrobes at the moment and strip them of the clothes that aren’t my style or that I haven’t worn in such a long time, there will be plenty of charity bags being filled this weekend that’s for sure.
If like me, the winter months leave you lacking energy, tired and generally a bit ‘meh’ transitioning into spring and the upcoming spring equinox could be the perfect prompt for you to kick start your self care routine again and really nourish yourself mind, body, and soul. I spoke about easy ways to reset your self care routine previously in this post.
When all of our attention is turned to our homes, I think it’s a nice idea to also think about ourselves too. I just love the idea of giving our wellbeing a spring clean as a form of self-care. We often get stuck in a rut and this season of renewal is a fabulous time to refresh our habits and lifestyle to benefit our health and wellbeing.
Here are 8 self care ideas to feel good this spring
Make Self Love A Priority
Working on your relationship with yourself is an important step to health and happiness. Embracing who you are and loving yourself is when the real magic happens and is at the very core of living a balanced life. At this point, you’ve realised that you are worthy of kindness and joy and looking after yourself reaches the top of your to-do list.
Take Some Time Out For Yourself
Putting some time aside each week to forget about everything and clear your mind of any negative thoughts is a great practice to feel less stressed and anxious. Carrying a heavy mind can in the long-term be harmful to your health, general happiness and how you deal with things in your everyday life. I find that meditating and practicing yoga are great for taking some time out and forgetting about the world and focus on me for 10 minutes.
GET OUTSIDE MORE
Now that the weather is slightly warmer, I’ve loved getting out for long walks in the countryside. There are lots of ramblers walks and planned routes in your local area that are worth checking out. Walking is a lovely gentle form of exercise and there are lots of races throughout the summer months if you’re into running. I just love doing my exercise outdoors when the weather is gorgeous, it’s much more enjoyable and it doesn’t really feel like exercise.
Make More Space For Things That Bring You Joy
Bringing joy into your life is all about doing the things that you love that make you happy. Create more space in your life for the things that bring you joy. I know life is busy, but this doesn’t have to be an all-day job a simple 10-minutes of joy every day is all you need. Here are some self care ideas that you can practice in under 10 minutes flat.
Have a Social Media Detox
Every so often, I like to have a social media detox and remove people from my social feeds that have a negative effect on me. Of course, this is nothing personal, but perhaps they’re broadcasting something that I can’t handle right now or makes me feel not deserving. As a preservation technique, I like to unfollow these people for a while and let my feed fill up with people who make me feel inspired and fabulous.
Swap Screen Time for ‘Me’ Time
I’m making a massive effort to try to be more intentional about cutting down my screen time and making more time for ‘me’ time instead. I do find myself mindlessly scrolling through my feeds sometimes and this time could be better spent reading a book, journaling and spending time with my family.
REFRESH YOUR SLEEPING PATTERNS
When we officially hit British Summer Time, your sleeping patterns may need a bit of a spring clean. With the lighter mornings and later sunnier evenings, your night-time routine for the winter may not be as effective now. If you are sleeping badly now that the longer days have arrived trying something different may just be the thing that you need to get a better night’s sleep, which long-term is going to benefit your health.
TAKE UP A NEW HOBBY
Healthy living isn’t just about exercise and diet, but also how we feel about ourselves and our lives. Most of the time, we get stuck in a rut and that is a definite road to losing your glow. Finding a new hobby is a fantastic way to rejuvenate your routine, meet new friends and indulge yourself for a couple of hours a week.
I hope this post has given you some ideas on how you can turn spring cleaning away from your home to focus on yourself and practice self-care. I’ve created a FREE Self Care to Feel Good This Spring bundle that includes a Daily Mindfulness Practice Worksheet, over 50 ways that you can practice self care, spring journal prompts and 3 of my most popular springtime blog recipes to help you feel good this season. Click the link below and it will be sent straight to your inbox!
Also, if you want to get deeper into your self care practices there are still spaces available for our Balance Day Retreat in April taking place at the luxurious Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stratford Upon Avon – all the details and information to buy tickets are here.