Time to Bloom: Spring Wellness
“That is one good thing about this world … there are always sure to be more springs.” —L. M. Montgomery
Each year in the spring, we come out of the cozy corners of our homes, almost incredulous at the feeling of warmth on our skin. There’s a reason spring is synonymous with rebirth—it is the best time to turn over a new leaf as we look forward and set intentions for the year. Particularly after the difficulties of 2020, this spring is a welcome respite that seems to signal a shift toward a more positive outlook.
While you can catch spring feelings on your own, we’ve curated a list of spring wellness ideas to support your complete and balanced well-being as you transition to warmer days.
Spring Wellness Tip #1: Refresh Your Wardrobe
Spring cleaning your closet is one thing, but this year, instead of purchasing new dresses and skirts from your favorite stores, consider renting them from a company like Rent the Runway. No, it’s not just for formal dresses: you can rent work clothes and relaxed weekend pieces as well. Participating in the circular fashion economy is not only enjoyable, but it’s also a sustainable solution with a less harmful impact on the environment. Instead of creating waste, your style choices help extend the life of a garment and you’ll look fabulous while doing it.
Spring Wellness Tip #2: Join an Outdoor Exercise Group
The virus might still be lingering for now, but there are many outdoor exercise groups that you can join. A group setting is motivational for those of us who find it hard to show up on the mat every day at home. After months of exercising solo, it will feel rejuvenating to be social in your workouts. You can boost your endorphins and make a new friend while you’re at it. Whether you prefer running, walking, biking, paddle boarding, or yoga, there is an exercise group out there just waiting for you to join.
Spring Wellness Tip #3: Minimize Noise
Our brains are subjected to a barrage of cortisol-raising sounds on a daily basis. We are all governed by our hormones and when our cortisol levels rise, we feel a high amount of stress that can have negative mental and physical repercussions. To achieve more zen in your life, try switching your phone to vibrate rather than using a loud ringtone. Doorbells and alarms are other common noise nuisances that can spike cortisol levels, so switch these sounds to soothing tones that won’t disrupt your day.
Spring Wellness Tip #4: Invest in a Juicer
There is no better time to explore the world of fresh juice than in the spring and summer when so much delicious produce is at its peak. Invest in a high quality juicer, like one from Hurom that is easy to use and easy to clean. Visit a local farmers’ market and stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables, which will be at the height of flavor. Get started with these recipes from Wholefully.
Spring Wellness Tip #5: Start a Painting Project
It’s often the simplest details that can make the biggest impact in our lives. When it comes to home decor, instead of redoing an entire room, start with something small like painting the inside of your linen closet to add a pop of color. You could also repaint an old piece of furniture that needs some love, or use a stylish wallpaper print to decorate the ceiling of your closet. Creating these unexpected moments of color will bring a smile to your face each time you see them.
Spring Wellness Tip #6: Soak Up the Sun
Prioritize being in the sunlight every morning when you wake up. To be able to turn your face to the sun and greet the morning is one of the best feelings in the world. It is scientifically proven that getting at least 15 minutes of sunlight each day helps with lowering stress, building strong bones, and sleeping better. Getting enough sunlight in the morning helps regulate your circadian rhythm and boosts your vitamin D levels. This spring, try opening the windows and breathing in the fresh air each morning before checking your phone. We promise it will set you up for a brighter outlook on the day.
Bonus spring wellness tip: add some green to liven up your space. Check out our post on houseplants to learn more.