Time to Bloom! Springtime Wellness Tips You’ll Love

Springtime Wellness Tips

Time to Bloom! Springtime Wellness Tips You’ll Love

Can you feel it yet? The snow may still be lingering on the ground, but the air feels just a tiny bit softer. Maybe robins are making their first appearance on your lawn and daffodils are coming up. No matter where you live or what the weather’s doing, it’s time to shake off the winter blues, turn your face toward the sunshine, and rejuvenate yourself—right along with Mother Earth. Here are some springtime wellness tips you’ll love that are super-easy to apply in your daily routine.

Spring into a Healthier Diet

Springtime wellness begins from the inside and works its way out. So spring-clean your body by cutting out heavier winter comfort foods and adding more fresh fruits and vegetables back into your diet. Some of nature’s tastiest and healthiest edibles are in season right now: asparagus, leafy greens, strawberries, and more. You’ll naturally eliminate toxins and start to get your weight back in check for warmer weather. You’ll feel lighter, too!

Grow a New Workout Routine

Jump-start your body with a new workout. Are you a walker? Try something different for a week, like bicycling, swimming, or lifting weights. You don’t have to squeeze into spandex or cycle 30 miles; just spend the same amount of time with your new exercise as you would have by walking—you’ll awaken new muscles from their winter slumber and perhaps even discover a new passion. Changing things up is not only rejuvenating, but it can also be a trigger for weight loss.

Sprout a New Hobby

Spring is a time for moving forward and experiencing renewal. So add freshness to your life by trying something completely new. Always wanted to learn tennis? Go online and schedule lessons! According to Psychology Today, trying something outside our usual (and comfortable!) habits forces us to grow, which in turn contributes to our happiness. It may be scary at first to get out of your tried-and-true routine, but you’ll soon find there’s nothing to be afraid of, and that newness is exhilarating.

Blossom in the Great Outdoors

Winter stagnation is hard on even the happiest person—it can make you unproductive, irritable, and even depressed. A never-fail springtime wellness tip is to recharge your psychological batteries in the great outdoors. Science shows that when you venture out into nature regularly, you can enjoy:

  • Improved attention span
  • Boost in serotonin (the feel-good neurotransmitter)
  • Increased brain activity

Consciously Cultivate a More Positive Mindset

Did you know humans think 12,000-60,000 thoughts a day, and that 80% of those thoughts are negative? Negative thoughts are draining, but if you recognize that you’re having one, you can consciously choose to change it. Switch out “I can’t” for “I can” for a week and see how differently you feel at the end of it. The chemicals produced by the body in response to positive thoughts are more likely to support you as you spring into the new season.

The Bottom Line

Even if an increased likelihood of suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder during the winter months is in your genes, how and when you choose to come out of that funk in the springtime is largely in your control—and that's a great feeling! Like a shy crocus peeking out from under the snow, being proactive takes courage, but the benefits are pure sunshine.

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Do you have other springtime wellness tips? Feel free to leave a comment and tell us what works for you!


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