Spring Break or Staycation? How to Rejuvenate at Home this Spring
10 Ways to Enjoy a Rejuvenating Spring Break at Home
Spring is in the air, and soon, thousands of college co-eds will be hitting the beaches for their annual spring break retreat. But why spend all of that money when you can enjoy an even more rejuvenating spring break at home? Here are ten easy ways to replenish your mind, body, and spirit from the comfort of your own home this spring.
Take Up Yoga or Meditation
Both yoga and meditation require you to focus on your breathing and they help you clear your busy mind. In fact, these two practices are proven to bring peace to one’s mind and soul. Try them both to see which one resonates most with you, or make both of them part of your daily wellness routine. A little quiet time goes a long way toward improving your mindset.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
After a long cold winter, there’s a good chance that your body might be less hydrated than what’s considered healthy, especially if you indulged in a lot of hot chocolate over the colder months. So, now is the time to replenish your cells by drinking more water over any other beverage. Keep yourself hydrated and your joints will stay lubricated while your skin will look more youthful.
Detox Your Body Inside and Out
A clean body is a healthy body. And since spring is the season of renewal, this is the perfect time to get rid of all of the impurities in your body and on your skin.
Spend Time in the Sun
As children, we spent the majority of our days outdoors and for most of us, those were the best days of our lives. You can’t turn back the clock, but you can dedicate some time each day during your break to soak in the sun. The sun is a natural antidepressant, too, so if you’re feeling a little down, go outside and bask in the warm glow.
Conserve Your Energy
During your rejuvenating break, slow down and take in your surroundings. Don’t be lazy, but you also don’t want to overexert yourself during this time. You’ll appreciate things more and your mind won’t get so overwhelmed.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleeping is how our bodies repair themselves. So, make sure you get enough sleep and try sticking to a routine so your body knows when to wind down and when to wake up. Avoid using electronics that feature blue light an hour before you go to bed, and don’t drink any caffeinated drinks after lunch.
Start Your Day With Some Light Exercise
Nothing gets your body prepared for the day like doing some light exercise right after waking up. It lubricates the joints, stretches the muscles, and clears the fog from your head. Keep to it and you’ll find you need your morning exercise even more than you do your cup of coffee.
Avoid Sugary Foods and Carbohydrates
It’s sort of a tradition to eat unhealthily during the holidays, but once spring rolls around, it’s time to start eating more mindfully once again. Eat only when you’re hungry, and make smarter, healthier decisions. You’ll feel a difference in both your body and your mind.
Introduce Aromatherapy Into Your Life
Certain scents can improve your mood, calm your nerves, and refresh your spirit. So, try adding some pleasurable fragrances throughout your home through the use of candles, essential oils, or other natural sources of fragrance, like certain houseplants.
Stop Using Chemical-Laden Skincare Products
Lastly, if you want to really rejuvenate your exterior as well as your interior, then now is the time to ditch all of your old, chemical-laden skincare products. Replace them with organic, all-natural alternatives. Your skin will thank you for it.
These might seem like a lot of changes, but they’re really not. By making these subtle changes, you can make a significant improvement in how you feel inside and out. So this spring, forget the beaches, booze, and late-night parties; focus on yourself instead. Try a spring staycation this year and by the start of summer, you’ll be a whole new person.
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