Self-Care Tips for Springtime:

Self-Care Tips for Springtime:

As we officially welcome Spring this week, it affords us some time to begin thinking about spring cleaning. Most people likely assume we’re talking about cleaning out the dust bunnies in the house and finally opening up the windows to let in that clean, fresh, crisp air. However, I challenge you to consider the spring cleaning that might be due for your mind and body as well. Ask yourself what it might be like to clear out the internal clutter that’s been filling your brain for the past winter months.
 
As we as a community begin to come out of hibernation, less layers are needed. What happens when you start taking the sweaters and the mittens off and show yourself a bit more? Springtime is a perfect time to peel back the outer shell and listen to what it is that you need to feel good. Of course the longer daylight, the warming sun coming in through the windows, and the greening of foliage helps lift our spirits, but what else can you actively do to engage in self-care and spring into wellness?

 

Self-Care Tips for Springtime:

  1. Stretch. Unfurl your body, just like the flower buds, and notice how just a few minutes spent moving and stretching your joints and muscles can lift mood and increase energy. Try it the next time you’re experiencing the 2pm post-lunch energy slump. Stand up and reach for the sky, then for your toes. Roll your neck, and roll back your shoulders. Notice how you feel.
  2. Shine some light: on your strengths and resilience skills. With hours of sunlight increasing, sometimes we start to see our environment in a different way, perhaps with more joy, noticing the colors. When you spend time paying attention to the ways in which you bounce back from let-downs and struggles, you will start to see yourself in a more positive light.
  3. Grow. Choose one or two goals on which to focus and work towards them. Share the goals with someone close to you; allow that person to help hold you accountable. Take one step closer to being more authentically you. Your reward will be to feel better about yourself, experience deeper relationships with others and feel more fulfilled in life.
  4. Stop and smell the flowers.Spend time on you. Even if it’s five minutes per day. Do something that makes you smile or laugh. Experience contentment by making yourself, your  needs, and your wellness a priority. 

Lauren Robbins, MS, LPCC, LADC
Psychotherapist & Owner, Wild Tree Psychotherapy

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