When springtime has finally sprung and the dark and freezing days of winter have receded, many take the opportunity to enjoy the new season. After all, spring is an excellent time to start fresh. It’s also a good chance to shake off the winter blues and do activities that will make you happy and motivated.
Consider doing the following to help you feel your best during springtime:
- Set Some Goals
Are you still keeping up with your new year’s resolutions? If you’ve abandoned them or completely forgotten them, don’t fret. Springtime is the perfect moment to reboot and create commitments that you’ll want to see through the end.
You could, for instance, commit to improving your smile this year by getting a teeth whitening kit or consulting with your dentist for oral health advice. Another springtime commitment you could make is to lose weight by working out more and eating less junk food. Whatever goals you set, make sure that you put them in writing and look for someone who can help you stick to your commitments.
- Clean Your Home
Spring cleaning, as the name suggests, is the time of the year when you get rid of the things you don’t need, sort your stuff and clean every nook and cranny of your house.
Although doing household chores may not sound appealing, this can be highly beneficial for you. Cleaning sessions, for instance, can alleviate temporary anxiety by providing a sense of control. Life may be full of uncertainty, but you can at least assert your will on your living spaces by organizing and tidying them.
You could start your spring cleaning activity by donating clothes you won’t wear again, wiping away dust and dirt from your furniture and organizing your reading materials on the bookshelf.
- Pamper Yourself
Book a deluxe spa package, which can include a facial, a whole-body massage, a manicure and a pedicure, to help you feel amazing and refreshed. Indulging yourself will help you emerge looking fantastic and feeling like you’re on top of the world.
If the spa in your local area remains closed due to the ongoing global pandemic, you could pamper yourself at home. Simply run a deep, hot bath, light up a few fragrant candles and place your mobile phone in silent mode or turn it off completely. It’s a great way to escape from anything that might prevent you from having a relaxing time.
- Visit a Park or a Zoo
If life is back to normal in your area, consider checking out a public park or a zoo. This is your chance to find out how many animals (and people) are enjoying the refreshing springtime weather. Seeing others enjoy the new season may help you appreciate spring even more.
- Take Photos of the New Season
Bring out your DSLR (or your mobile phone if you don’t have a state-of-the-art camera) and begin capturing the Instagram-worthy moments of the season. Taking pictures will help you recall the sun-streaked moments of spring and be more mindful of the present.
Also, when you’re snapping photos of the new season, you can see everything from a new perspective. This helps you stay focused on enjoying springtime moments.
- Eat Seasonal Foods
Tired of the same fast food meals and ready-to-eat lunch and dinner packages? Ditch them by introducing a whole host of seasonal and healthy foods into your diet. Improve your health this spring by stocking up and munching on asparagus, carrots, peas, arugula and artichokes. Enjoying light and fresh meals is a great way to feel healthy and improve your mood.
- Stay Hydrated
On top of eating healthy, you should replenish the bodily fluids you lose during the day. As the weather and temperature get warmer, you need to drink water (and not sodas or other sugary drinks) to stay properly hydrated. Adequate hydration can help reduce bloating and keep your skin looking healthy and supple.
- Celebrate with Friends
If you’re practicing social distancing, you could do this activity online. Simply call them via Facebook, Zoom or Skype and talk about the positives of the new season. This is also the perfect opportunity to discuss your plans with your friends once the pandemic is over.
- Write a Journal
Journaling is an excellent way to express yourself. Apart from talking about what’s happening in your life, you could jot down fun things that you plan to do this season. Writing in a notebook journal or a blog can help excite you on what’s to come.
Don’t let spring pass by as “just another season.” Celebrate it by trying out one or more of these activities, and enjoy life to the fullest.