The days are getting brighter and the nights are getting longer. After a winter that seemed to stretch on forever, spring is finally here! And with it comes the return of the rule of six and the chance to meet up with family and friends outside.
But as things start to open up – both in nature and as we move out of lockdown – it’s only natural to feel a little overwhelmed by the change of pace. Luckily, spring is the perfect time for renewal and growth. And with these top self-care tips, you’ll soon be ready to embrace the new beginnings that will becoming your way over the next few months.
The Classic Spring Clean
It’s wouldn’t be a list of spring self-care tips if we didn’t start with the good old-fashioned spring clean! After months without visitors, most of our homes are looking a little worse for wear. Which makes now the ideal time to have a declutter and tidy-up before you can have people round again in May.
When things are too messy, it can subconsciously cause a lot of internal stress which can manifest itself in poor sleep and lack of motivation. Which is why cleaning is a key part of self-care as a tidy environment can also help clear your mind.
That said, it’s also important not to overstretch yourself so avoid this becoming a stressful process. Start with something small like your jewellery collection. Buy yourself a high-quality jewellery box that has designated slots for rings and holes for stud earrings so everything can be kept safe in one place. Then set your sights on something a little bigger like a wardrobe clear out.
Get Out in Nature
Spring is the perfect time of year to get outside and go for a walk. From daffodils to tree blossom, there’s something beautiful around every corner. Add another dimension to your walk by finding a quiet spot to read, meditate or practice yoga. The sounds of nature coming to life are guaranteed to enhance the experience.
And Bring Some of It Inside
There’s nothing like a bunch of freshly cut flowers to brighten up your home. Either treat yourself to a bunch the next time you’re out shopping or better still, ethically pick yourself some wild flowers when you’re out on your walk.
Experiment with Water Infusions
We’re not in the business of suggesting unrealistic targets like completely changing your eating habits, but there are some simple things you can do to improve your health. And experimenting with funky infused water is one of them.
All you need to do is add your chosen fruits, vegetables or herbs to a big jug of water and leave it to take on the flavors. With some of the best concoctions consisting of things like mint, cucumber and lemon, it’s easy to see why this is the perfect spring accompaniment. After a few glasses, you’ll not only feel hydrated but full off energy too!
Treat Yourself to a New Spring Look
With the days getting warmer, now’s the time to put away the jumpers and break out some light and colourful pieces. Allow yourself a few new treats like a pretty floral dress and a couple of cute accessories. If you want something on trend, then Huggie Hoops are definitely having a moment. Our range includes a number of funky options which are all hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive ears.