Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.~Eleanor Brownn
Hi everyone, I hope you are doing good, 🙂
This week I really wanted to focus on some self care ideas for spring. The wheather is getting a bit nicer and there is so much to do around this time. So, let me know if you try any of these 11 spring self care ideas. ~Gabby
Go for a walk
This one seems pretty normal but going for a walk during the spring season can be fun. Enjoying time in nature, breathing in the fresh air and just having a moment for yourself can be a great self care idea especially if you are new to self care.
Update your skin care routine
Lately I have been trying to discover new skin care tools. Find skin care tools and products that work best for you. Refresh your skin care routine by adding new products like moisturizers with SPF. The truth is that when your skin care products have such a intense fragrance this could mean that there are more chemicals in it. I found that when I had skin care products with intense fragrances, it would cause break outs. Everyone’s skin is different. However, to prevent more break outs, try switching to products that don’t have strong fragrances. Pay attention to what is being used in your products.
Enjoy a meal outdoors
With the weather warming up more, now is a good time to sit outside with a loved one and have a picnic. The weather can be weird at times so still carry a light jacket or sweater for when it gets a little cooler. Being outside with people we enjoy spending time with helps us. Whether you have been feeling burn out from work or school, this would be a good way of focusing your energy on something that sparks joy.
Speaking of things that spark joy spring cleaning can be beneficial. Clear out all of the clutter and refresh your space. Create a cozy environment. Get rid of the clothes and objects around your home that no longer spark joy. You will feel so much better after.
Meditate in a different place
Meditation can seem difficult at first so if you are new to it you can just try some breathing exercises for 5-10 minutes. Try finding a space that you can sit alone for a few minutes to just breathe or meditate.
Read a new book
Find a quiet spot where you can sit down and enjoy a new book.
Limit screen time
This one is tricky, but I think it is a healthy option for everyone. Limiting the time you spend on your phones, tablets and computers allows us to find new talents and hobbies. Socializing with others face to face is such a nice thing. When I am with family and friends I often times forget about my phone. Surround yourself with people who you enjoy spending time with. You will end up forgetting that you even have a phone.
Create a gratitude journal
There is so much to be grateful for. Each day come up with things that you are grateful for. It benefits you in the long run.
Create a vision board
I created a vision board at the beginning of the year. I will link a few tools to help you get started below. Creating a vision board allows you to think about all of the things that you want to accomplish. You can always go back and see what you have been able to achieve and add new things to your vision board.
Go on a mini vacation
Find a nice place that isn’t too far where you can go with friends and family for a few days. Enjoy some new scenery, or for my fellow blind people, try finding something that you enjoy.
How did you feel after completing these self care activities? Will you use these moving forward? What would you do different? Look back at all of the spring self care activities and reflect on how it was for you.
Practicing self-care shouldn’t just be during one season. We should continue to implement self care into our lives all throughout the year. I just wanted to share a few ideas to help you get started if you are new to self care.
Share your thoughts with me and send me your suggestions for future posts.
Here is the links to the vision board and vision board sticker book. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RQXZHJG?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share&th=1
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About The Author
Gabby is a recent college graduate. She studied communications in digital media. When she isn’t busy with school, Gabby enjoys filming videos for her YouTube. She is very passionate about the performing arts, music, and acting. Gabby is also very passionate about advocacy and inclusion.
- Welcome spring text with a variety of flowers
- Group of 4 friends (one in a wheelchair) drinking beer and having fun.
- The author’s photo is an evening outdoor glamour shot of Gabby standing with her hand on her hip in a black gown. Her long dark loosely curled tresses are flowing over her right shoulder and down her back.