Spring Fling – a guide to self-love and self-care this season !

A new season is upon us and with it comes a feeling of hope and lightness, don’t you think? There’s a reason why we associate spring as the season for blooming. And I’m not just talking about the flowers that come with it!

After a long, dark winter – quite literally if you live in Auckland and experienced rain every single day of August – the sun is making a welcome return back into our lives. So as we come out of our proverbial winter shell and get ready for a new season, it’s important to take time for some self-love and self-care. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Start the day with a tall glass of water
  • Plan a potluck dinner with your nearest and dearest – take advantage of the longer days and make delicious meals together. Sometimes self-care also means not locking yourself away in isolation and enjoying the company of good people around you
  • Go to your local markets and stock up on some fresh, seasonal produce
  • Have a technology free day! We recommend doing it on a Sunday – the perfect reset to the week
  • Volunteer at your local animal shelter or a charity of your choice. No better way to feel good than by doing good for others too! 
  • Get enough sleep and rest! Daylight savings can be rough especially since we lose an hour and our bodies take a while to adjust. Make sure you’re prioritising sleep and rest too!
  • Reread your favourite book! There are many great things about rereading something you love – a new perspective to be found, a hidden gem or plot point that you may have missed the first time around. It’s just really comforting, and spring is for comfort and things that make you happy 
  • Do some gardening – plant some veggies or your fave flowers, or even just some herbs if you’re in a concrete jungle with no garden space. Bringing life into your home is always good and knowing where your food comes from or that you grew them yourselves is satisfying!
  • Switch up your skincare routine. Swap the heavy winter products in favour of something lighter! Your skin will thank you for it. Also, face masks fix everything, right?