The warm weather and daffodils in spring can boost your mood. However, a healthy balanced diet, regular exercise and clean home are also essential in achieving your spring aura.
Spring cleaning can drastically reduce your stress levels. 40% of us think spring cleaning makes us look forward to the season ahead. Start decluttering and eating healthy now so you are prepared for a brilliant spring season.
Here are a few tips on how to get started.
Recharge your body
Try going outside for a walk or run to boost your endorphin levels. A brisk walk in the fresh air can make you feel more awake and productive. Remember to stop and smell the daffodils.
If you lack the motivation to stay active, take your dog or chat with a friend while walking. Stay entertained and squeeze in some social time before your working day begins.
A sedentary lifestyle is quite common in the winter months. However, this can result in stagnant liver energy, irritability, frustration, depression, headaches and worsened menstrual cramps. No, thank you! Doing some light exercise can significantly improve your mental and physical health.
Prepare your home and body
Spring cleaning can make you excited about your wardrobe again. Take all of your clothes out, dust your drawers, and remove any items you don’t wear anymore. Donate your old clothes to the charity shop, sell them on eBay or other app for this purpose, or recycle them in a clothing bin. Once you have decluttered, consider refreshing your wardrobe with new women’s tops and light jackets. Colourful clothing might add a little pep in your step!
Foods to boost your mood
Eat your way to happiness this spring with a healthy balanced diet. It’s all about maximising vitamins and endorphins this season.
Add strawberries and oranges to your breakfast bowl for a slice of vitamin C. The antioxidants in berries can decrease symptoms of depression.
If you fancy a slightly sweeter treat, opt for dark chocolate covered almonds. Nuts are high in omega 3, and they decrease your dopamine levels to make you feel calm and balanced.
Eat asparagus for a hit of tryptophan and serotonin. Serotonin can improve your mood, digestion and sleep – what’s not to love?
However, make sure you don’t go too crazy on the cold raw foods. Slowly shift the balance throughout the warmer months to maintain stable digestion. Sauteed greens and warm ginger root is the perfect transition dish.