Spring has officially begun! Self-care is a great way to focus on the season’s theme of new beginnings, transformation, and growth. Self-care is essential for your physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Here are some self-care ideas for spring that you can practice to boost your health and take advantage of the benefits this season has to offer.
With longer days and warmer weather, it’s easier to spend time outside. Eat lunch on a patio, take a short walk, visit parks around your neighborhood, plan a picnic with friends or family, explore trails in your area, or simply relax in the sun when you have a few minutes to spare. With nature in full bloom, you may experience different allergy symptoms, but spending time outdoors and in green spaces can boost your immune system, along with your overall physical and mental health. Exposure to sunlight also helps your body produce more vitamin D which allows your body to absorb and retain calcium. If you decide to spend long periods of time in the sun or take certain allergy medicines, remember to care for your skin and drink plenty of water, since these activities can lead to dehydration. Our nourishing vegan hand creams can keep your skin soft and smooth as you soak up the sun.
Do Something That Makes You Happy
Intentionally bringing moments of joy and happiness into your life can serve as a wonderful form of self-care. Put on your favorite music or podcast for spring cleaning. Set time aside for an activity that you enjoy or want to try each month. Purge anything that makes you feel unhappy or stressed. Learning to love life in small ways is key for managing stress and balancing all the challenges you face each week. If you actively seek joy, it can be found anywhere. Acknowledge the negative and difficult parts of everyday life, but don’t focus too much time and energy on things you can’t change or control. Adding and experiencing more of what makes you happy each week will create a balance that can improve your overall health.
Get Enough Sleep
This may seem obvious when it comes to self-care practices, but it can be the most difficult one to achieve. With so many distractions, going to bed and getting enough sleep can be a challenge. Lack of sleep impacts your mental, physical, and psychological health. When you don’t get enough sleep at night, you may feel unproductive at work, easily distracted or irritated by others, and unhappy around loved ones. Poor sleep quality can also hurt your immune system, causing you to be more susceptible to viral illnesses. Melatonin helps control your internal sleep clock and can be found in different sources and supplements. Lavender essential oil can also help you relax and fall asleep. This Lavender/Hop all-natural bath salt promotes skin health and a calm mind, so you can wind down after a long and busy day. Putting technology away and avoiding digital screen time 30 minutes before you want to fall asleep is another tactic to help you get a better night’s rest. Focus on sleep and start each day feeling rejuvenated and energized.
Find Some Quiet Time
Whether it’s reading a good book, meditating, practicing yoga, taking a long shower, or simply being present in a moment alone, find some time to focus on being quiet. Reflect on your feelings, emotions, thoughts, and physical health. Use this quiet time to evaluate your body and how you feel. Our Muscle Therapy Body Wash and Stress Relief Body Wash make self care easy at home by helping your body and mind to relax. Listen to your environment and enjoy the peace and quiet around you. Quiet time doesn’t necessarily need to be alone time. Take your kids to a quiet area outside with paper and pencils and ask them to write down all the different sounds they hear or all the emotions they felt in the past week. Tell them they can’t speak until they’ve finished their list, but the one with the longest list wins. Stretching, yoga, and meditation can also be practiced with others. Find a quiet space to be together and enjoy each other’s company, as you relax side-by-side. Meditation and yoga can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, balance hormones, and improve sleep. These self-care practices help you connect and reawaken in your environment with peace, clarity, and a fresh perspective.
Spring is an excellent time to focus on self-care and personal health, as the season is all about change, rejuvenation, and growth. In a fast-paced world filled with deadlines, distractions, and expectations, it’s important to get back in touch with yourself. At Dresdner Essenz, we are committed to well-being and, with our high-quality products, our mission is to promote the health of our customers and helping you find those moments of restorative rejuvenation. Your well-being should be a top priority for peace and harmony in your life, and it is important to dedicate time to reconnect with your body, mind and soul. Helping others may help you rediscover things about yourself, but it’s important to build in time spent alone or with loved ones to unwind and relax. Remember to check in with your mental, physical, and psychological health as often as you can. Awareness will help prevent a buildup of problems and allow you to focus on specific areas that need attention. Be kind to yourself and do what you need to do to effectively and positively connect with those around you and those you love.