4 Ways to Refresh Your Routine for Spring
Spring cleaning. Let’s just say we have a love-hate relationship with the annual event.
On the one hand, it’s a day — or week — of nonstop scrubbing, decluttering, and organizing. But on the other, it’s a chance for us to reevaluate what goes or stays with us in the new season.
Whether you’re welcoming spring with a new mindset, wardrobe, or just less stuff, we’re kicking off the season with 4 simple but effective ways to refresh our daily routines.
1. Write a daily list of positive affirmations
Words are powerful, especially the ones we say to ourselves.
Before starting the day, take a few minutes to write a short list of affirmations. Remind yourself of your worth and your talents, and what you’re capable of accomplishing, both personally and professionally.
If writing a daily list doesn’t sound like your thing, grab a stack of Post-Its. Write short and sweet affirmations for yourself and stick them around your home for words of encouragement anywhere you look.
2. Call up friends and family at least once a day
If there’s one thing we don’t do enough of, it’s calling our friends and family.
Whenever you have a break in your day, surprise your friends and family members with a phone call. Take the opportunity to catch up if some time has passed, or just let them know how much you love them. Make the call even more personal with FaceTime.
It’ll make your day — and theirs — a little extra special.
3. Treat your mind and body to more spa days at home
A day at the spa is never a bad idea. But depending on where you go, it can get a bit pricey.
Treat yourself to more soul-soothing spa days at home instead. Run a hot bath, light some candles, and turn on some mellow tunes. Make it a regular event to squeeze in some extra “me time.”
Besides, after all that spring cleaning, nothing sounds better than soaking in some bubbles — with a little bubbly, too, of course.
4. Wear something that makes you feel good every day
We know the saying goes, “when you look good, you feel good.”
But why can’t feeling good come first?
When it comes to our most essential items, like bras and underwear, they should always fit right and feel good. But if your bras and underwear are digging, pinching, or just simply not fitting, it might be time to refresh your top drawer, too.
Then, get out there and step into spring with more love and more confidence.