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Spring has sprung, and I’m always a sucker for a change in season, because I know that it gives us the opportunity to set new goals and reset. It gives us the chance to move forward, with a fresh new mindset. If you are just as excited as I am and if you are ready for change, here are 5 ways to feel good this spring.
Spend quality time outside
With the weather warming up, spring is also a great time to get outdoors and get some much-needed fresh air and vitamin D. After being cooped up all winter, your skin will be desperate for a bit of sunlight, so ditch that sofa/coffee and get outdoors for a walk or run. With the mornings getting ever lighter, you could even try squeezing in an early morning run, walk or bike ride to work, which will save you money in the long-run, too. Aside from just walking or running, there are so many other ways to get outdoors and in nature. Create a list of a few things that you can do outside, and then tackle them over the next few days or weeks!
Start a vegetable garden
A great way to get outside, while adding benefits to your family? Starting a vegetable garden! Right now is the perfect time to get started and honestly, with the possibility of even more food disruptions in the near future, starting a vegetable garden is a really great way to feed your family and have fun while doing it! If you’re in the Marietta area, this is your sign to hit up Sessions stand and walk to the playground, or go to the farmers market on Saturday!
Eat well and stay hydrated
All throughout the cold winter months, you probably focused on comfort food like stews, soups, and more. For vegetables, you probably opted for heartier options like potatoes, cabbage, and broccoli. This definitely isn’t bad, but now that spring is here, it’s time to make the switch to crunchy salads using fresh and seasonal ingredients, and a fresh, fruit and vegetable smoothie, instead of the warm, oatmeal you are probably more accustomed to right now. There’s no doubt about it. Eating a fresher and lighter diet is one of the best ways to feel healthier and improve your mood. I follow the phrase, “eat right, feel amazing.” One thing to keep in mind, though? Don’t necessarily reduce the amount you are eating. Why? Because you do not want to hurt your metabolism, which can definitely take a hit if and when you reduce the amount you are eating, or the quality of foods you are eating. Another priority of yours should be drinking more water. Especially as the weather gets warmer, it becomes more and more important to drink water. There are so many benefits when it comes to staying hydrated! Not only does it help your skin, your gut, and other physical health, but it also has the potential to affect your mood and overall mental health, too.
This spring, set some intentions and goals for yourself! Do you feel tired all the time? Work towards getting more sleep, or finding out WHY you feel so tired. Need to work on your gut health? Change your eating habits and maybe find a supplement or two that can help you. Want to spend more time with family? Carve out the time and make it happen. Write your intentions down and then create a plan to help yourself move towards those goals, no matter how long it takes. Sharing your intentions and goals with others really helps too!
Give yourself some TLC
With warmer weather and your toes and legs exposed more (probably, at least), spring is a great time to get your winter skin buffed and glowing again. Head to the spa, for some much-needed TLC, or turn your bathroom into your own DIY spa. Indulge in a bit of pampering, starting with a body scrub that can help exfoliate your skin. A pedicure is a great option to do right now, too, especially if you are headed to the beach or pool soon! Giving yourself TLC does not just stop at the physical aspects of yourself, however.
Make sure you are taking care of yourself mentally, as well. If you need a little extra help, you could try out hypnosis in Atlanta at Pure Hypnosis | Sean Wheeler. Sean has more than 100 five-star reviews on Google and Facebook, and he is the only hypnotherapist in Atlanta who has appeared on Star 94, CNN, Nancy Grace and The Bert Show. His list of clients includes professional athletes, CEO’s, political leaders, medical doctors, scientists, college professors and others from all walks of life. Sean Wheeler is a Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming™ by Richard Bandler (co-founder of NLP) and the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming™. He is a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, widely acknowledged as the number one association in the field of hypnosis. He uses proven methods and his clients have proven results.
Go to the gym, head to the spa, focus on yourself mentally, and take on this upcoming spring season with ease!