Harness The Energy Of Spring: Renew Your Relationship With Yourself And Nature
Springtime brings new, energizing joy into our lives with the return of blooming flowers, budding trees, longer days, and sunny weather. While spring is a season of change, it is also one of renewal. It is the perfect time to rejuvenate, reconnect and re-energize. Finding a deeper, more meaningful relationship with yourself and nature gives you the fresh start you deserve.
With all this refreshing energy coursing through the air, it is an exciting time to focus on these reconnections. Here are some ways to harness that energy effectively and use it to transform yourself this season. Especially as we are celebrating Mother Earth during April, we can use this celebration to refresh our relationship with nature.
Renewing Your Relationship with Yourself
The adage of spring cleaning rings true. You will feel the energy thrumming if you provide a refreshed, clean space. Set aside a few hours to deep clean your house. Rid yourself of old clothes, make-up, and things you never use. Deep clean your kitchens and bathrooms. When you are finished, you will feel more relaxed, less stressed, and have a stronger connection to your space.
Spring Self-Care Routine
Focus on a refreshed, revitalized self-care routine for the change in season. It is essential to have a routine to show yourself love and kindness. These practices include setting a morning routine, a nighttime routine, and your skin care/beauty routines.
For your spring skin care routine, be sure to include a facial scrub to help refresh your skin from winter. Using the JK7® Vanilla and Chamomile Facial Scrub will cleanse away dead skin cells leaving behind a rejuvenated complexion. Also, for your skin care refresh, using a lighter, more potent cream is necessary instead of the heavier winter creams. The Day Face Lotion is a light but powerful lotion that helps skin turn silky smooth without excess oil.
Go To Bed Early, Wake Up Early
Now that the sun is rising earlier, it is also the perfect time to set that alarm just a bit earlier as well. Going to bed earlier and therefore waking earlier allows for more time to set yourself up for the day with your morning routine. When we have a regular, steady start to our days, we can feel energized and prepared to take on whatever comes our way.
Ensure Daily Movement
Reconnect with yourself physically and mentally through the gift of movement. Try to include some daily exercise for at least 30 minutes, such as a walking, jogging, dancing, or any type of activity which gets the blood circulating and your mind stimulated. Daily movement helps us feel appreciation and gratitude for our bodies.
Make Time to Read and Journal
Setting a daily goal of reading at least ten pages of a book and spending ten minutes journaling is an excellent way to create a healthy habit of fueling our mind-body connection. Journaling can help you set intentions and find a renewed purpose for your days. This also allows you to make time and space for yourself, amidst the chaos of daily life.
Focus on Adding Seasonal, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Harness the energy that comes from feeding your body and soul fresh, healthy, and local produce. Seasonal fruits and vegetables grown in your area also will have increased nutritional value, fueling your mind and body. Try to eat a variety of colors and types of produce in order to get as many vitamins and nutrients as possible.
Practice Yoga and Meditation
A phenomenal way to renew the relationship with yourself and reconnect to your body is to practice mindful meditation and yoga. While yoga and meditation both boast numerous physical health benefits, they also boost energy, mood, and foster introspection.
Renewing Your Relationship with Nature
Open Your Windows and Doors
Open those windows and allow the fresh, spring air to cleanse your space. Not only will you receive a boost of energy from the movement of new air, but opening windows has proven health benefits. Studies have shown that opening windows and doors in the home boosts serotonin, increases immunity, and improves heart rates.
Take a Walk or Hike in Nature
One of the best ways to reconnect with nature and re-energize is just to immerse yourself in it. Grab a few friends or take a solo stroll through your nearest forest or field. The fresh air and energy of the surrounding lush green life will revitalize you and your senses. Appreciate and experience the bloom of spring while you connect with Mother Earth.
Spend Some Time Gardening
Bring spring to your home with some gardening! While you tend to your flowers and plants you have carefully grown, you will feel a deeper spiritual connection to nature. Fragrant herbs also add a nice touch to your home or garden and they provide fresh ingredients for your cooking.
Ground Yourself Daily
Grounding is the act of walking barefoot on the grass so that you can easily reconnect with nature. Renew your relationship with Earth by going back to basics. A spread palm or the skin of your feet on the lush ground for around 20 minutes daily can help renew your connection with nature.
New joys and new energies are surrounding us during this transition from winter to spring. Harness this energy and power that spring brings to find renewal in all aspects of life, especially in your connection with yourself and nature.