So it’s finally April and the weather is starting to get a bit warmer. There are lambs to be seen and plenty of daffodils! We hope that you had a nice Easter and managed to get outdoors and enjoy some time off work!
We’ve come up with some Spring wellbeing tips:
• Enjoy the outdoors – the weather is warmer and the sun is shining more often, so why not make the most of it and enjoy a trip outside in the evening or at the weekend.
• Get active – having regular exercise is great for our wellbeing, so think about what you might enjoy. Walking, cycling and jogging are probably more appealing now the weather has improved! However, consider what you might do on wet days. Swimming can be really relaxing and is good alternative to outdoor activities in poorer weather.
• Notice at least 3 achievements or positives from each day – however small, there are always positives to be taken from each day. It’s easy to focus on things that don’t go well, but noticing positive aspects of our day can help to improve our mood and change our perspective to a more balanced one.
• Review your diet – we can all over indulge in the winter months and this can leave us feeling in need of a detox! Keep a food diary for a week and think about how you can make healthy changes. Try and have at least 5 portions of fruit/veg per day. Watch out for how much salt, sugar and fat you are consuming. Try out some healthy recipes and that way you can work out what you and your family enjoy.
• Take time to enjoy yourself – although the Spring can often be a time to get the house in order and do a deep clean, it’s important that you take some time for yourself too. Consider how many enjoyable activities you currently do each week. Plan in some time for you to do something enjoyable and don’t feel guilty about it! This can be a great way to lift your mood and also help you to feel more refreshed.
• Relax – it’s important to take some time out for relaxation. It’s helpful to have a mixture of active and passive relaxation ideas. So something like walking in the park wold be active, whilst listening to music would be passive. Try going on a mindful walk, and really focus on the ‘here and now’ using your senses. Try one of our candle relaxation packages which come with a relaxation guide with lots of great relaxation tips and ideas.
We hope you’ve found these tips helpful – let us know how you get on in the comments below!
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