6 Wellness Tips for Spring to encourage happiness and balance

mars 31, 2021

6 Wellness Tips for Spring to encourage happiness and balance

 

Focusing on your well-being is a positive way to find balance, enhance your quality of life, and a more positive mindset. In these current times, our physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being is more important than ever.

Today we wanted to share our top Spring wellness tips as a reminder to take care of yourself.   

Different well-being techniques work for different people, so here are 6 wellness ideas that you can try today to see which work best for you.  

1. Nurture relationships 

There’s nothing better than quality time spent with loved ones, whether friends or family. Spending time with the people that we share deep connections with is fulfilling and actually increases our levels of happiness.

Interacting with others gives us the chance to allow relationships to blossom which has a long-lasting and positive effect on our lives. Spending time with friends can be a form of therapy, as we get a chance to relate to one another, share our concerns and lean on one another for support during tough times.

The last year has been a challenging one, and while we can’t meet in person at the moment, remember we can still connect with loved ones by telephone, Whats App and Zoom. What friendships and relationships can you nurture this week?  

2. Reflect on and deal with your emotions 

Taking the time to check-in with yourself and others you trust to go through your emotions, can be extremely beneficial for your emotional, mental and physical well-being. Bottling in difficult and negative emotions doesn’t help and they will eventually come to the surface in other ways.

Studies from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Rochester confirmed that holding in emotions could increase the risk of cancer by 70% and lead to premature death by 30%[1].

If you are experiencing difficult emotions, it can be a relief and help to talk to a professional or a trusted friend about it.

 

3. Be kind to yourself

When you have responsibilities, and other things on your mind, how easy it is to forget all about...you!

Too often we push our needs and well-being to the side and end up burnt out and exhausted. This week ask yourself how can you nurture and care more deeply for yourself?

Why not spend some extra time doing your skincare ritual in the evening to unwind? Our Nourishing Radiance Serum Ritual was created to help you introduce a moment of greater connection into your skincare routine and help you relax and de-stress before bed.

Or maybe you prefer a relaxing bath or reading a good book. Do what works for you and try to carve out a little time every day to do something that helps you relax and brings you joy.  

 

4. Work on your diet

Eating the right foods will not only help you physically, allowing your body to function as it should but food also plays a role in how we feel too. Consuming more fruits, vegetables, wholegrains and antioxidants as opposed to eating processed meat, refined grains, sugar and fatty foods is known to decrease chances of depression[2].

Try and swap out your processed meat for a small portion of the organic stuff. Enjoy some wild caught salmon. Load up your spinach and kale and try some fruit for dessert.

 

5. Stay active

Following on from diet, exercise will benefit you physically and mentally. It’s a great way to stay focused and is an effective stressbuster releasing feel-good hormones.

With the better Spring weather and longer evenings try getting out to a local park for a walk once a day or doing an online class. You’ll feel the difference!

 

6. Create routines

Implementing routines can give us the much-needed structure that we desire in our lives in order to feel more grounded.

Developing routines will help you alleviate stress because you’ll have a sense of direction throughout your day and ways to manage things. Planning ahead of time can make life a little less daunting and give you a sense of control.

Don’t forget to also create a night-time routine. Sufficient sleep is key to feeling great and poor sleep impacts mood, concentration and even anxiety levels.

Read more about wellness rituals here

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[1] https://www.hcf.com.au/health-agenda/body-mind/mental-health/downsides-to-always-being-positive

[2] https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/diet-and-depression-2018022213309