2022 SPRING SELF CARE CHECKLIST

This year my spring self care checklist is a little different. SPRING SELF CARE TIPS YOU CAN DO NOW For 2022, this spring I want to focus on some things I’d like to get better at or start doing. In no particular order here’s my spring self care checklist.

Cleanse
I’ve been a little loose lately on my eating habits. I don’t follow a specific diet. However, I try to keep a no carb, low sugar, low sodium, and non dairy diet. This is what works for me and I receive results that I’m happy with it. So to start the spring season, I’m focusing on cleansing my body as well as my mental. Drinking lots of water, making healthy low sugar smoothies at home, high protein, and colorful veggies. It’s been about two weeks since I’ve been sticking with it, and my body is thanking me for the cleanse.

As for my mental, I wanted to take a pause. Sometimes when you have so much going on and working on, you can lose track. For a moment I’m going to not do too much, as I prayed and meditated for clarity and direction. I want to make sure I’m supposed to be juggling my blog, being a freelancer, working outside the home, and other projects I’ve started. I don’t want to spread myself too thin and not enjoy all what I do.

Add Color Accents To the Home
Adding color to the house is something that visually satisfies me and make me want to be at home. First, I have to have some kind of door hanger for every season or holiday. This year I went with a very colorful butterfly in many different shades of blue with accents of all the spring colors. Next, I added some pillows and throw to the couch. Lastly, the spring candles are out and right now my favorite is “Bamboo and Waterlily Bliss” by Glade. The pale green color of the candle along with the pillows adds just the hint of spring to the inside.

Purchase A New Plant
For little over a year now, I’ve been trying to work on my green thumb. So far so good. None of my plants have died on me. The aloe plant is thriving and growing wildly. The baby peace lily has been amazing and is doing the best. My large peace lily is looking ok, but she still a work in progress. However, I want to add another plant. Adding plants has been a great challenge, project for me to focus on, and helping me expand my horizons to step outside my comfort zone to try new things.

Get A New Phone Case
Seems simple enough right. Well something as simple as getting a new phone case can add some style, change of scenery, and personality. This is a very inexpensive way to add color, style, personality, and variety with little effort. Also this will give you a little confidence boost. Sometimes starting with the smallest change can give you the push needed to keep going or go big.

Search New Recipes
There is a ton of content out there. Search for new recipes for the spring. Refresh your weekly menu to add variety, increase the amount of healthy food, and get rid of boredom. Learning new recipes gives you an outlet to be creative. Explore and expand with flavors, colors, and texture with food. In the meantime, you are busy creating, growing, and enhancing yourself.

Motivational Podcast
Podcast are one of the popular mediums to consume content. Search and find an inspirational podcast that speaks to what you are needing or wanting. Seek motivation on where you’re trying to go and how you can get there. Having this podcast can provide you with inspiration and motivation at a moments notice. It’s useful for a nice spring walk, while you’re on break at work, while you’re meditating or praying, waiting for your kid to get out of practice, while in shower or bath tub, or cooking. Furthermore, a great podcast will allow you to keep your mental and emotional tank full. Therefore, help your mental health status stay in the green.

Purge Old Winter Clothes
A good way to say good bye to winter is to get rid of old clothes that you can’t fit or not going to wear next year. This makes room for new spring inspiration for you to spruce your style up. An added bonus is to sell them. My favorite thing to do is list it on Poshmark . Poshmark is very simple to sell old items you no longer want or need. Not only are you decluttering, you’re making a little something off of it. In addition, becoming a seller catapults you into creating a new business venture for yourself.

Those are my spring self care habits for 2022. They are simple, effective, and something that will benefit us in more than one way. It’s a new season, and a fresh start for you to get your spark back, renew it, or switch it up. Whatever you need to do this spring, do it for you.

Be well on your journey.

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

SPRING SELF CARE TIPS YOU CAN DO NOW

The suns out. The birds are chirping in the morning. The days are getting longer. Layers of clothing are shedding. Riding with the windows down. People are running and walking their dogs. That my friends means we are closing in on Spring season and there are some seasonal self care tips that’s essential. After the winter season we just had, its even more imperative to transition our self care to match Spring. Especially those of us who’ve spent the latter part in snow and ice.

Which means at seasons change there are some seasonal self care tips that we can do to recharge and motivate ourselves. Sometimes freshening up somethings and making a change of scenery will make all the difference in how you approach the days in the upcoming season. To stay the same year round is detrimental to our mental and emotional health. Check out my personal list of self care tips for the spring.

Self Care tips for Spring:

  1. Clean the Home. Purge old clothes, shoes 👠 , furniture pieces, pots and pans, and any clutter that isn’t serving a purpose in your daily happiness. The physical act of getting rid of things mentally and emotionally motivates us to think new and tap into something different.
  2. In addition to cleaning the home, rearrange your furniture. Changing the visual layout in your home 🏡 allows you to fall in love with your house over and over again. That room that you really don’t sit in any more become more inviting and useful.
  3. Thirdly, the easiest spring self care tip you can do is to open those blinds and curtains every morning. Adding sunshine🌞 and natural light to your home brightens your spirit instantly. Meanwhile it encourages and inspires us to want to go outside.
  4. Another way to purify your home and spirit is by adding some greenery to your home with a plant🪴or add flowers 🌸 . If you choose you can even get a faux plant or flower arrangement. For some thats even better because you can really change the color and setting as often as you like.
  5. GO OUTSIDE!!!!! My favorite of all time is to go for a walk. The mental benefits of walking 🚶🏾‍♀️almost out weigh the physical benefits. For instance, each time you go for a walk, try a different park, trail, or route. Being with nature and having the ability to clear your mind is the best free therapy. For example, outdoor activity thats great for the mental and emotional health is to go to a park, find a bench, and meditate. Don’t open your phone or listen to music🎶 . Listen to nature, enjoy the scenery, the children playing in the park, have a small conversation with someone in the park, and be free.
  6. change your hair color. Get a hair💇🏾‍♀️ cut. Add some color to your wardrobe. We all know when we change our hair it lights a fire in us that we’ve been missing. Get your sass back.
  7. Next, changing your hygiene products will compliment your outer refresh. Pick out a different scent of soap or body wash. Lighten your lotion or moisturizer 🧴 . change the perfume to match the light, airy, colorfulness of the spring season.
  8. Plan a day trip or weekend trip. However, not everyone wants to have a grand vacation or have the ability to do so. So planning small trips to a city or town🎡 you’ve never been is more fun, entertaining, and educational.
  9. Finally, my favorite grill as often as you can. You don’t have to wait for a holiday to enjoy your backyard. Grilling 🌭allows the family to spend quality time together and it gives your stove a break.
  10. Enjoy this spring season, we aren’t going to get it back. Spring is light, colorful, breezy, and nurturing. Tap into the season of spring and live like your life depends on it.

To sum it all up nature changes from season to season. Therefore we should as well. Just like the leaves fall, we should shed some dead weight physically, mentally, and emotionally. Above all else, you made it through the harsh winter now its time for you to blossom like the flowers 💐 in Spring.

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.