Spring things and new beginnings

   Remember that cold day in early December where you sat, curled up in a ball of blankets, freezing your pants off and wondering how long it would be before you saw the lush green grass again?

   Well, the time has finally come. Spring is coming! A new season is another chance for a fresh start to your habits, mindset, and lifestyle in general.

   Here are some lifestyle changes to gear you up for the warmer days to come.


Spring Cleaning 

   First up is spring cleaning. It’s March, and that means it’s time for spring cleaning! It’s the perfect time to clean your workspace, home, and the environment you live in. Start with your room and places you spend a lot of time in. Organization is key in this process. 

The Great Outdoors 

   The best thing about spring is undoubtedly the warm, sunny weather. It’s the perfect time to pick up outdoor activities. Consider taking daily walks or hikes to clear your mind. Maybe pick up gardening and plant a few of your favorite veggies and flowers.

   Being caged in under artificial light doesn’t do much for our perspectives, moods, or creativity, so make time to change up your scenery—even if it’s just an open window with fresh air for when you drift off to sleep. Take a lunch break outside, have a picnic, or walk outside after dinner. Change up your usual scenery and get the fresh, warm air of spring to energize you. Stepping outside into springtime weather (especially after a brutal winter) can quickly switch our minds to all the possibilities of a new season.


   Some people feel guilty after weight gain or indulgence in comfort foods during the winter. Don’t let that be you! It’s okay, as long as you get back into the groove of healthy exercise habits again.

   Step up your exercise routine. Add more time or more intensity to your exercise plans, try a new workout, or do a hard push into a new routine. Get yourself hooked on exercising more frequently, before you overthink your plans. Come summer, you’ll be smiling at your progress.

   The beautiful outside weather also calls for more exercising outside. Consider taking a run outside or playing some outdoor sports with your friends. Most importantly, find a fitness routine that you enjoy. 


   That’s right people, it’s time to start eating healthier if you haven’t already been doing so. It’s easy to fall into the trap of sticking to sugary holiday snacks and goodies even when the holiday season is over. Well, the spring season is a chance to turn over a new leaf, literally.

   It’s easier to start eating more leafy vegetables and juicy fruits when you’re not always craving something warm or sweet. Try to keep from eating comfort foods and eat fruits and veggies that are in season like berries, apricots, apples, asparagus, avocados, and carrots.


   The care your skin needs in the winter months is much different from the care and attention it requires in the spring. This new season is the time to awaken your skin and get back your natural luminous glow. Give your skin a new goal and switch up your routine.

   Start exfoliating to remove the dry skin from the winter, switch to a lighter moisturizer, and upgrade your SPF and incorporate antioxidants. 

   New seasons are reminders of how beautiful change can actually be. So, enjoy this transition into a new season. Watch flowers bloom and never forget to bask in the morning sun. Consider adding some of the lifestyle changes I’ve detailed above. 

   And now…can I get a drumroll please?… We welcome spring!