Spring Self-Care Tips
Spring is the season of renewal, and what better time to revamp your self-care habits. Reflect on the ways you can improve you mental and physical wellness and take care of yourself in 2017—you deserve it.
Take Up Meditation
It might seem a little wonky at first, but regular meditation offers proven health benefits. Above all, meditation will help you become more mindful, meaning you’ll remain more aware of your thoughts and actions. Meditation serves as dedicated quiet time that can help you reduce stress, gain control over your emotions, and help slow your hectic life down. Many have found that practicing meditation helps them make better decisions in their professional and personal lives. The best part of meditation? It’s absolutely free and you can do it anywhere. Take a meditation course with www.innerengineering.com.
Revamp Your Skin Care Routine
As the seasons change, skin care needs change as well. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and the most visible one at that! Make sure you’re putting your best face forward and revamp your skin care habits this spring. If you’ve found that the dry winter conditions have left your skin in shambles, it’s time to provide some much needed tender loving care. Healthy skin care involves routine; following a daily regimen is the best way to keep your skin healthy this spring, and committing to a routine will see your skin reaping the benefits within just a few days’ time. As you begin to spend more time outdoors, be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen and protect your scalp with a hat.
Plant a Garden
Okay, so planting a garden may not seem like a self-care specific task, but this hobby can actually provide some fantastic benefits far beyond the environmental rewards that immediately come to mind. One Dutch study found that gardening can actually boost your mood after a stressful event better than reading a book. Another study found that daily gardening help reduced the risk of dementia by a whopping 36 percent. Beyond these health benefits, gardening is satisfying. You get to work with your hands and watch a tiny seed turn into a beautiful plant thanks to your nurturing efforts—that’s some tangible gratification.
If you’ve long since fallen off the wagon from your New Year’s resolution to stay active, it’s time to get back on board. There are endless benefits to prioritizing your workouts. Staying physically active can help you live longer and plays a major role in the prevention of numerous chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer, high blood pressure, and more. Getting active doesn’t have to mean paying for a monthly gym membership. With the weather warming up and flowers blooming, there’s no better time of year to head outside and take in nature’s majesty. Pair up with a pal and make a commitment to going on a walk or run at least three times each week. As you start to feel the difference regular exercise makes, you’ll likely find yourself making it a more frequent thing. Looking for something a bit more regimented? Join a local intramural team; make friends and play a sport you’ve never tried to get active and meet new people.
We live in an age of convenience, and what’s more convenient that fast food and takeout? Making this a habit can wreak havoc on your health in numerous ways. This spring, commit to eating out less and making your own meals more. Each Sunday, prepare your lunches for the work week. Try to focus on using fresh produce and healthy, lean meats. You’ll be amazed at the culinary creations you can concoct. Not exactly a whiz in the kitchen? Let Blue Apron make it easy. This company will send you boxes of ingredients and detailed recipe instructions. Impress friends and family with your newfound culinary skills and make a splash with your amazing dishes.
Keeping your body and mind healthy means accomplishing more, feeling better, and living your best life. Incorporate these easy tips into your daily habits and improve your mental and physical wellness before summer hits.