Who doesn’t love Spring?
The days are getting longer, warmer and brighter, there’s blossom on the trees and Summer feels just around the corner.
Spring is a time for new beginnings, so it’s no surprise that a lot of us want to take action with our lives.
Here are five inspiring ways you can switch up your routine this Spring.
Looking to fill your spare time with a hobby but not sure what? Or maybe there’s something you’ve always wanted to do but you’ve never found the time?
Taking up a new hobby can be a great way to increase your life satisfaction, as well as giving you the opportunity to make new friends and learn new skills. If you’re struggling for ideas, a quick internet search will give you lots of inspiration.
The warmer weather means it’s finally time to ditch those jumpers in place of some lighter clothing.
If you’re not 100% happy with your physical health, now can be a great time to switch up your diet and exercise routine. Joining a local gym will help motivate you to stick to your new regime, and the warmer weather is an excuse to eat more fruit and less of those hearty Winter meals.
Fresh fruit and vegetables provide our bodies with more nutrients than processed foods, as well as less than half the salt and sugar content. When cooking your meals from scratch, you are in charge of exactly what goes into your meals, meaning you can load them with things that are good for you, as well as being in control of portion sizes.
Having a tidy house will have a positive effect on your mental health. A study carried out at the University of California found
that women who described their home environment as chaotic or messy had higher levels of cortisol, a hormone responsible for stress.
Removing dust, dirt and clutter from your environment provides you with a cleaner, more comfortable atmosphere so you can feel happier and more relaxed.
You’re more likely to be able to unwind if you feel like your cleaning ‘to-do’ list has been ticked off.
As Harvard happiness expert, Daniel Gilbert explains: “We are happy when we have family, we are happy when we have friends and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends.” Spending more time with loved ones increases our feelings of self-worth and belonging, and will help to lift our mood even more this Spring.