You might have noticed that I took a mini hiatus from publishing blog posts. I also published a post about why I’m finding blogging so hard right now. I’m a busy mom, full of creative ideas and ventures and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I suffered a bit of blog burn out. My views weren’t want I wanted, the ideas weren’t flowing and I finally decided to take a break and think about my blog(s).
Sometimes you need a break to work out what you really want, or need to do. I’m not entirely sure I have that 100% figured out yet, but I certainly have a better idea and so I’m feeling a lot better about being a blogger, and about blogging. And while I was on a break, some ideas came to me and today I want to share with you some ideas I think will uplift you this spring.
I know, it’s not quite spring. Definitely not in Canada. But, spring is coming and we can embrace it whether or not the weather does.
Buy New Staple Pieces for Your Wardrobe
Now, I feel like all I’ve worn since Covid started is leggings and tees and I’m so tired of it! Of course, I was pregnant for part of the pandemic and now I’m postpartum and not happy with my body, but still. I feel like a slob. Especially when my husband puts on nice pants and a crisp shirt to go to work on his computer every morning whilst I blog and baby mind in my PJs.
So one way I intend to to uplift myself this spring is to buy some nicer pieces for myself. I think we all need to do this from time to time, especially when our bodies have changed for whatever reason. Sometimes it’s pregnancy like me, or sometimes it might be because you lost a bunch of weight or put some on due to medications or injury. And it’s high time I did just that. I’m tired of looking stuff in my closet that does not fit. This is just one ways to practice spring self care.
There is no more perfect time of year to take up bird watching than spring (I think) and that is exactly what I want to do this spring. I have been wanting to do this since I was pregnant and now is the time! It’ll be the perfect way to get me and the baby out of the house enjoying the nice weather and hopefully catching sight of some pretty birds.
Now, while bird watching might just be my thing, it might not be yours. But you can go on walks, runs or take up some outdoor sport like tennis or golf. Getting outside will help us all feel better.
Learn a New Skill
You could definitely take up a new hobby (and I advise you to have hobbies) but you could learn any new skill. Maybe how to really blow up your Instagram, or how to be a better writer. Anything goes. Learning a new skill will breathe a breath of fresh air into your routine and make you feel a lot more focused and content so if there is something you’ve been wanting to try your hand at, give it a go! Or, find something you think. you need to get better at and focus on that. Learning is always invigorating so do consider it as a pick me up.
I learned through my home renovations that re-decorating can be both stressful and fun. A large project, like we undertook in doing our floors is stressful. The fun came later when we were deciding how to arrange pieces and putting together smaller spaces, like my office. While my hubby and I went with a minimalist approach, I do feel it’s time to introduce more fresh cut flowers and switch out the big heavy blanket on the couch for something more lightweight and airy. Little changes can make a big difference and adding some throw pillows with bright spring colours here and there can definitely breath life into your home and uplift you, and is easy spring self care.
Get Togethers with Friends
I think after two years in a pandemic where everyone was staying home, or in lockdown, it’s been hard to get together with friends. We either couldn’t get together because everything was closed, or no one really wanted to get together because of Covid. Now that mask mandates are being lifted and restrictions are being eased, it’s time to get together with friends again. Go out for lunch or drinks and have a gab like you used to pre-Covid. Sometimes a get together with friends is just what you need to get you feeling less blah and more upbeat.
Can this even be an article about spring without mentioning gardening? But, it is the time of year when grass gets greener, flowers bloom again and people get out to garden. So this spring, do just that. Maybe plant a flower bed. Or dig out a spot to grow some veggies. You can do both! This is perfect spring self care, hands down. If you don’t have an outdoor garden space, grow some indoor herbs or acquire new easy to care for indoor plants like snake or cane plants. All I can do is indoor plants since my indoor herb projects insist on dying. I’m not too bad at keeping orchids alive, so I might invest in another of those beauties as well. Getting your fingers into the earth, sitting out in the sun for a bit is definitely uplifting as we are connected to nature.
There are so many things we can do to uplift ourselves as spring blooms. These are just a few, and some I think are especially pertinent to our lives and world circumstances–like getting the heck out of the house and doing normal things like dinner with friends or shopping in a mall. I hope some of these ideas helped you decide how to gear up for the spring and maybe even uplifted your spirits, which was my goal. Soon, sunny days will be here to stay so bear that in mind as well. Happy spring self care my friends!
What do you do to stay uplifted? Share in the comments.