Spring is officially in full swing and nature is budding and buzzing all around us. The energy of the new season is blossoming and this time of year is an opportunity for expansion, enthusiasm, rapid growth, and transformation. These springtime health tips will help you tune into the season so you can rise and shine to your fullest potential!
Renew Your Resolutions: Now is a great time to resume those New Year’s Resolutions you may have forgot about. The renewal and energy of spring will help you achieve your healthy resolutions much easier than in the dead of winter. If you have any “failed” January resolutions, now is a much better time to work towards your endeavors.
Get Moving & Grooving: As the birds outside become more active, so should you! Plan an exercise routine and stick to it. Go to a dance class, schedule a daily walking time, join a softball team, or sign up for yoga. Most people experience a great increase in their energy level during this time of year, which will grow as you begin to exercise regularly. Take full advantage!
Plant Seeds of Positivity: New season, new you. Focus on the positives by starting a gratitude journal. Every morning, simply jot down 3 things you are grateful for. This is a wonderful way to start the day and embrace the new season with a thankful mindset, which ultimately will attract more positivity into your life.
Wake-up Earlier: The sun is shining earlier and staying out later. Embrace the springtime sun and go outside to breathe in the fresh air and watch the dawn. As you emerge from hibernation, it’s important to celebrate the newness and potential of the season. Even if you are not typically a morning person, give yourself the opportunity to see what happens when you do let yourself get out of bed and feel the earth under your feet. You may just love it after all!
Eat Fresh: It’s time to replace those heavier, slow-cooked winter meals with more light, fresh ingredient choices and dishes. Seasonal foods are picked at the peak of freshness and offer higher quality nutritional content than out of season unripe fruits and veggies. When you eat with the seasons you can enjoy a rainbow of colorful and diverse foods in your diet as well as providing your body with a wide variety of important enzymes and antioxidants that you need to maintain vibrant health!
What’s in Season for May?
Artichokes, asparagus, bell peppers, blueberries, blackberries, broccoli rabe, Brussels sprouts, celery, cherries, leeks, mandarins, peaches, pineapples, parsnips, peas, plums, raspberries, rhubarb, scallions, shallots, strawberries, zucchini.
Spring Cleaning Helps Clear Your Mind: Are you feeling the need to open the windows and clean out the closets? DO IT! As you tidy up and throw items away, ask yourself this; does this item make me happy? If the answer is no, get rid of it! Letting go is more liberating that you know. If you have an at home office, be sure to tackle that space too. Cleaning up your desk will be sure to boost up productivity!