Spring is a beautiful and special time of year and it’s also a time to change up your routine on several levels to prepare your body, mind, and soul for a new, warmer season. Today, I’m sharing some changes I like to make around this time of year to be refreshed and ready for spring in all ways.
1. Make a Few Diet Changes
As we transition into spring and then summer, we don’t have to be eating the same heavy and hearty types of foods. Spring and warmer weather is a lighter energy. Our bodies work better in warmth, so it feels great to eat accordingly. Also, we can take a tip from Mother Nature on this topic, as there is a reason why certain foods grow in certain seasons- they suit our bodies and provide us with the nutrients and energy we need at the time that we need them most!
Some changes I like to make to my diet going into spring include eating less nuts, less root vegetables, less hearty and heavy dishes and more fruit, water, raw vegetables, and salads. I still start every morning with warm water with lemon and my green smoothie!
2. Lighten up your beauty regimen
I make some big – and much needed – beauty changes going into spring and summer. I really don’t like the feeling of wearing a full face of foundation when it’s warm out and you sweat more etc. (side note: I am definitely a sweater for all those out there like me.)
So I really limit my everyday makeup to a full layer of Egyptian Magic cream, concealer for any blemishes, blush and mascara. Our skin usually improves going into spring with all the fresh oxygen, time outside, and maybe a little tan, so I like to take that time to give my skin more of a break than in the fall and winter months.
3. Get more oxygen
Still one of the most life-changing books I’ve ever read, Jumpstart Your Metabolism by Pam Grout really opened my eyes about the importance of breathing properly and getting more oxygen into the body. What better time to do that than now?
Starting in the spring I crack my windows open for at least 15 minutes per day to get fresh air circulating in my home to get all the stagnant air and energy constantly moving out. I also just try to be outside as much as possible- for workouts, instead of taking other transportation to get places, and just for peaceful walks.
Increasing oxygen flow into the body has too many benefits to list in full (you must read this book!), but for now, it helps the body reach a more alkaline pH level of the blood, aids in digestion, helps fight diseases and ailments, and results in weight loss.
4. Do a deep cleaning
Spring cleaning is not a new concept, but it’s important to include in talking about detoxing on all levels. Major closet clean
outs, digital clean outs, and thorough home cleaning can make you feel like a new, lighter person. Crack a window while cleaning, and you’re cookin!
For emotional and mental health, getting rid of things that no longer serve us is amazing to practice regularly. My rule is if I haven’t worn or used it in one year, it’s out!
5. Treat yourself to a fun beauty change or treatment!
Something I like to do for spring is a fun change of some kind. I always get a little antsy for change at this time of the year, which can manifest itself in a number of ways. Whether that’s a haircut or lighter hair color, a spa day, or facial, it’s fun to treat yourself to something rejuvenating and new for the new season!
It can sound trivial, but in my experience, a massage or some other fun treatment can make you feel great and release some old energy.
It’s really fun to take advantage of the change of season and replace some old, stagnant energy – in whatever form that may be for you – with some happy, light, and bright energy! I’m always open for more ways to embrace spring, do you guys have any other suggestions for rolling with the change of season? <3