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The joy of spring, we all look forward to things blooming and warmer weather. But there’s usually some stressors from winter that might be tugging at your mind. Like holiday debts, taxes and things that need fixing around the farm. All this might start to weigh heavy on your mind.
We all deserve to be happy and joyful, after all many of us live out in the country with fresh air and fun animals that bring a smile to our face each day. Right?!
I’ll share with you today a few spring self care ideas to reduce stress so you can enjoy this new spring season.
Start off your Day with a Healthy Breakfast
Most of us feed the animals first, but don’t skip breakfast. Take time to eat something that will stick with you before you go about your day. It not only keeps you going until lunch but it’s also beneficial to your health. If you’re feeling a little off lately. Take a good look at how you’re starting your day. That donut won’t last long. Here’s some benefits to eating healthy.
- Blood sugar regulation
- Jumpstart to the metabolism
- Increased energy levels
- Neurological stimulation
- Promotion of a healthy heart
Make it a goal this spring to always make time for something healthful to eat at the beginning of each day for maximum energy and endurance.
Make Time for Spring Cleaning
We’ve all heard of spring cleaning. With the renewal of the season, many choose to use this time to refresh their living spaces. It makes sense. The yucky winter months drag in all sorts of dirt and grime. Now’s the time you can open the windows, aerate the home, and apply finishing touches to get everything looking and smelling fresh.
During your spring cleaning, take some time to remove clutter you don’t use. Just looking around at the extra space will help reduce stress.
Get Some Exercise
Even if it’s only for a half hour per day, exercise is a great way to boost your mood, increase energy levels, and enjoy more restful sleep. If you have cardiovascular issues or other health problems, it’s a good idea to speak with your doctor to determine the level of physical activity that’s safe for you.
Take a Moment to Breathe
Deep breathing can lower your heart rate and reduce stress. After you’re done exercising, this can be a great time to go somewhere private and just spend ten minutes focusing on your breath and allowing yourself some time to forcefully forget all your worries.
Spring is a time for renewal. By following these helpful spring self care ideas , you can be on your way to reducing your stress levels and truly enjoying the season.
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