Despite snow being on the ground here in New York, and perhaps near you too, I feel it. Do you? Spring is in the air. Oh thank the Universe for this beautiful changing of the seasons!!
Every year around this time, I’m done. D. O. N. E. Done. I’ve had it with cold, with staying home, with dry skin, with lack of sun…and then, here it comes FINALLY, one day, the sun is shining, the tulips are up and I feel that extra spring in my step. Do you know what I’m talking about? Do you ever feel that way too? Like shaking off the cobwebs of winter, mentally and physically, I am emerging from this cocoon. While the last few years I have really tried to embrace the winter and that Hygge feeling, there is nothing like warm days outside… for me anyway. For most of us, I’d say.
Since it’s just about Spring on the calendar here, I wanted to share several things we can do this time of year that help us flow right into the season, feeling better and looking better-and brighter-too.
Skincare makeover ideas
Many of us get super dry in the winter. As Spring rolls in we can switch to lighter moisturizers. try NYR’s Rehydrating Rose line for normal to slightly dry skin or the best selling Wild Rose for some radiance boost. Year round I also reach for argan oil, since it’s perfect for just about everyone-and everywhere-face, body, nails, hair.
If you haven’t exfoliated your body, get ready for short sleeves but using a great body scrub or polish to brighten dull winter skin and to buff dry patches like elbows. This gentler mineral rich polish is a staple in my shower.
It’s also the time to switch to your spring face! Whether that’s using the trendy colors of this year, ( with less matte and more shimmer) or just choosing a lighter pinkish or coral lipstick and blush. I’ve been using Hynt beauty and now they even ship FREE on orders $20 and up! They have samples you can try at just a few bucks each. All their products are safe, non gmo, with no artificial anything! No dyes, no parabens, you get the picture.
Something about the change of each season gets me on a path of change myself. If you’re feeling that way, consider some online courses or follow people who do webinars and offer LIVE videos that inspire you, in whichever area you are currently focusing on….maybe that’s health, maybe law of attraction and abundance, maybe decluttering and being more mindful.
There are just so many books, e-books, resources and videos and many offer 7, 10, 14 day “challenges” that get you committing to that change. Get your phone and laptop loaded up, choose 1 or 2 and you’ll definitely feel that mindset shift, from the winter mind funk to the new growth of spring.
Do you have your “winter body” still? That extra pound, or 5, or just that feeling of flabbiness and being a bit thicker than you want?
Despite all my exercise in winter, for this non-gym goer, it’s not enough.
Once it hits a permanent 50+ here, you’ll find me walking outside every day.
Yeah, I know people do it when it’s 30 degrees out too, and I DID this winter, just very short walks.
So now my walks can get back to an hour or more, I usually find a few of those extra pounds sliding off…well, I wish they’d slide….sometimes it’s a slow painful drip off. If you love walking meditations, add the CALM app to your phone( it’s a paid app with some free content). These meditations are fabulous!
You can also listen in to podcasts, as I often do, to work your mind when you’re working your body. Double win. Aim for 1 hour a day walking at your local park, beach, town or neighborhood.
If you’re into yoga and love gorgeous background scenery, check out Boho Beautiful on youtube. If you’re just getting started, look for Yoga with Adriene. She has hundreds of videos!
I find filling my home with my fresh cut spring flowers and opening the windows an instant mood uplift. I also put away any decor that says “winter” to me. I bring out my shells, beachy stuff and light bright throw pillows. I even switch up my entrance mat to reflect the new season.
Diffusing light spring scents like lemongrass, mandarin or an optimism blend will add an incredible feel and scent to your house. With no chemicals! I always diffuse under an hour at a time, it’s more than enough. A few drops will do. I get all my oils from NYR Organic.
Haven’t even mentioned FOOD yet, detox super greens and all that! Post coming soon!! In the meantime, if you’re looking for good greens, try Touchstone Essentials. One scoop of Super Green Juice contains 44 organic superfoods. Bring on the spring energy and detoxed feeling of emerging.