How do you see yourself? Is it as someone who tends to lead a rather healthy lifestyle or someone who is not really into that kind of matter? Maybe you are not exactly one of those people who take good care of their health, but you feel like changing. It is never too late to change and for us to start living better. Since it is this time of the year, now you can read about 8 different ways to spring clean your life! After all, when we are feeling well and our body is in good physical condition, we are capable of doing more things and having experiences that are much more exciting and fulfilling. And why not do so when the sun and a lot of greenery are on our side again?
1. Let the sun kiss your skin as much as possible!
We love sunny days and they love us! Having mentioned our warm yellow companion, let me start with you spending more time outdoors now when you can, since the winter is over. How do you like the sound of that? We all know that being too much exposed to the sun can be bad, but now we will focus on the benefits of it. One way for you to start leading a healthier life is greeting the sun more often. Your body deserves the vitamin D it was missing for all those wintery months. If you want your bones stronger, hormones balanced and the ability of your body to function better – this is a perfect piece of advice. Just show yourself to the sun, spend more time outside of your house and have a trip or two to some place in the nature.
2. Do activities and sports that are good for your body, mind and soul!
How about saluting the sun as well? And this time we are talking about yoga. Do you like yoga? Have you ever tried it? If not, it’s high time you had. There are so many reasons why this hobby is good for us, and some of them are the facts that it gives us strength, makes us more flexible and aware of our mind and body. It is not something that will make you sweat as much as some other activities, but it is not less beneficial. It also helps people who struggle with diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. There are several intensity levels, so do not worry if you are a beginner. There are exercises for you to that are perfect to start with.
If you like being active and feel full of beans, you do not have to stop at just doing something that relaxes you, like yoga. You can try with sports that will make you more sweaty and panting. Swimming is a good choice, because your whole body is involved in the process, making this one of the healthiest activities. This is how your muscles are going to be kept strong and firm, your endurance will be built and you will get rid of all the stress.Of course, there are many other amazing activities that keep stress away from your body. Basically, any sport would be recommendable.
You can also try golf or tennis, anything that can be played outside. Since it is warm, you are not limited to the indoors anymore. When the weather is good, a lot of sports can be done anywhere but inside a house or a building. You can play badminton with friends at a park, beach volleyball, etc. As long as it is not raining, you can basically go anywhere and do anything.
3. You should definitely pay more attention to what you eat!
We know it, and you know it… No one is going to tell you how to improve your health and lifestyle without mentioning food. But no matter how many times you actually read about it, it is never a topic too old and exploited to discuss and ultimately embrace as a lifestyle. Especially because what we eat makes us who we are. Kind of. You have heard of this expression before, haven’t you?
Are you treating your body to enough proteins? If not, you should start doing so, because eating high protein ready meals will increase your energy and boost your performance! Your body will be grateful to you if you start eating nutritious food like vegetables, meat, all kinds of fruits – everything that will make you feel more energized and less sleepy and lethargic. Stop fantasizing about all the fast food of the worst quality you can eat, it will do you no good!
4. Say goodbye to stuff you do not need anymore
If the streets look refreshed and resuscitated, let’s see how you can make your house look good as well. It is a time of the year when people feel more inspired because outdoors looks brighter, richer, more colorful. Why wouldn’t your rooms also look better? There are several things you should definitely do.
First of all, clean the crap out of your house! Be thorough, throw out the things you will never use anymore. We tend to keep many things we do not even know are there, but when we get rid of them, not just that the rooms have more space – it also feels like we cleaned our body and mind.
5. All the dust also has to go!
Just like removing all the redundant stuff, this is also the case with the dust covering all the surfaces. The less dusty our walls and furniture are, the more we can say we got to clear up our mind. For some reason, people are inclined to feel much better when the house is pristine clean. No dust, no spider webs, nothing but perfectly white walls and stunningly clean surfaces.
6. A recommended hobby would be gardening!
You can also take up planting! Plants can be kept indoors, but we can also enjoy taking care of our own garden if we have some space for that outside the house. It is very good for people to be surrounded by flowers, maybe some fruits or vegetables they planted themselves. We will feel much better if we eat what we grow ourselves. Needless to say, there are two advantages of this suggestion: we eat healthier so it is good for our organism and our home looks richer, more beautiful since it is decorated with flowers.
7. How does allergy-proofing your house sound to you?
One of the things you can also take up is making sure to minimize the allergies. Even though to many of us, springtime is the most beautiful part of the year, some might feel less happy about it because they have to deal with allergies more than others. If that is the case with you, this is something you should take into consideration, since no one likes coughing and sneezing all the time.
Try to open your windows freely and enjoy nature as much as you can by allergy-proofing your house. Your linens and blankets should be washed carefully since we know how much dust mites feel good spreading all over our sheets and pillows. You should also spring clean your blankets, pillows and everything else you used to keep yourself warm during the winter.
8. Pay attention to your sleep routine
Now, with sunny and hot weather we tend to sleep less because we feel like going out more often, staying up late and sleeping less. However, this is not good at all. Sleep is very important and if we do not do it right we will be more vulnerable and prone to getting sick more easily. As a result, we will not be able to enjoy springtime the way we should.
This is why you should go to bed at an appropriate time and get up early enough to be able to enjoy as much of the day as you can. Even if you would rather choose to go out and stay up late, be sure not to do that every day. Several times a week or even a month would be a much healthier choice.
As you can see, there are so many options when it comes to improving the quality of your life when the spring comes. We can do so many things, take up activities, pay attention to what we eat, how much we sleep, if our house is clean enough… Sure you can think of even more things to do and try out, but we hope these alternatives will be helpful and of much use to you. Let’s live a better life and enjoy springtime to the fullest, reducing the amount of what is unnecessary and trying what is good for us.