Unlock Spring's Mental Health Boost: Simple Ways to Feel Great This Season

Unlock Spring's Mental Health Boost: Simple Ways to Feel Great This Season

March has arrived and brings with it a sense of eager anticipation for the vibrant beauty of spring ahead. It's nearly time to start shedding those heavy winter layers and embrace the lighter energy of the season, both outwardly and inwardly. 

As we close the door on the colder days, we can look forward to the warmth of spring pouring in, bringing with it a sense of renewal and joy. Just as nature flourishes, so too can our mood and energy levels if we tune into that seasonal shift. In this blog post, we're sharing some simple ways to embrace the season and tap into that vital, natural energy. 

From spending time outdoors soaking up the sunshine to gently revitalising our minds and bodies, by adjusting a few of our daily habits we can embrace this season of renewal and allow ourselves to grow and bloom, just like the natural world around us.

So, let's take a deep breath, relax, and get ready to make the most of all the joy and vitality that spring has to offer. 

Embrace the Outdoors:

Spending time outdoors becomes that much easier as the days warm up and the hours of daylight increase - and this change can have numerous benefits for our mental health. The combination of fresh air, sunlight, and nature can have a calming and rejuvenating effect on our minds after a long winter season. 

The increased exposure to sunlight means an increase in our Vitamin D levels which equates to a natural boost for our mood and energy levels. In addition, being outdoors allows us to engage in more physical activity, which gets those endorphins going and can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.

Spring is connected to themes of energy and creativity because it is a time of renewal and growth. The longer days and warmer weather can invigorate us and inspire us to try out new things and pursue our goals. The sights and sounds of nature coming back to life can also stimulate our inner creativity and spark new ideas.

Finding ways to spend time outdoors each day is a great habit to build into our daily routines as the spring days arrive. Even just a few minutes drinking our morning cuppa in the sunshine can be a positive, simple habit to begin. 

You can find some great tips on building outdoor time into your day in this article from Thrive 

Practice Mindfulness:

Spring is an ideal time of year to build new habits, and beginning a mindfulness practice is top of our list. The blossoming hedgerows, longer days, and warmer weather can provide a sense of fresh energy and motivation, making it easier to connect with the present moment and really appreciate the beauty of nature as spring bursts into life. 

Living in rhythm with the seasons can also help us stay grounded and connected to our surroundings. By paying attention to the changes happening in nature, looking out for those signs of spring, we can become more attuned to the natural cycles of life and really connect with the season. 

Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgement. It's a powerful tool for managing stress and improving emotional well-being. Simple mindfulness exercises like deep breathing or meditation can be a great way to start your day or unwind before bed. There are also many mindfulness apps and resources available to help us get started, including these excellent beginner tips from Mindful.Org

Practising mindfulness during the spring months can help us cultivate a sense of gratitude, presence, and contentment. By taking time to slow down, breathe deeply, and tune into our senses, we can become more aware of the beauty and abundance around us, leading to a greater sense of peace and well-being. 

Prioritise Seasonal Self-Care this Spring:

This is a time of renewal, growth, and rejuvenation, providing us with the gentle, natural energy to tend to our mind, body, and soul. Whether it's taking a long bath with a soothing cup of tea, reading a book in our favourite spot, or treating ourselves to nourishing skincare, self-care in any form is an important tool for supporting good mental health.

Here are a few simple self-care tips from Soapery21

  • Start the day with a simple skincare routine that includes cleansing, toning, and moisturising. Use natural products that cater to your specific skin type and concerns.

  • Set aside time for a relaxing aromatherapy bath at least once a week. Add a few drops of essential oils like lavender, rosemary, or chamomile to bath water to create a spa-like, calming and rejuvenating experience.

  • Create a calming bedtime routine that involves skincare products and aromatherapy. Use a gentle cleanser like our Gentle Cleansing Balm followed by a hydrating serum or mask, and finish by spritzing your bedding with a soothing sleep mist or essential oil blend to help you relax before settling to sleep. 
  • Prioritise hydration by drinking plenty of water throughout the day to keep skin hydrated and healthy. You can also incorporate hydrating face masks or mists into your skincare routine for glowing skin results. 

  • Take time to indulge in self-care practices such as journaling, meditation, or gentle yoga to reduce stress and promote overall well-being. Aromatherapy candles or diffusers can heighten the relaxation and calming effects of these practices too, take a look at our Natural Home Aroma Range here. 

By adding a few of these simple practices into our daily routine, we can tap into the natural mood-boosting power of spring and feel our best all season long. 

Ready to embrace that feel-good spring energy? 

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