Your Spring Self Love List

Happy Spring everyone!

As you may know by now, writing about self-love is something I feel rather passionate about and I am happy to share more ideas with you all.

Spring is the season of rebirth and new beginnings. There is truly no better time than spring to start fresh. How’s that for motivation? The snow is melting, flowers blooming, somewhere out there baby animals of all matter of cuteness are being born. It’s freaking magical.

I hope you can join me this spring season by enriching your life through showing yourself a little extra love. Cheers!

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Body

Begin a new fitness routine

Let’s be honest, the winter months can be a little hard on the old beach bod. Or is it just me? Either way being cramped up inside for months watching Netflix smothered in blankets can make you a bit stiff and not as fit as you may like.

So I invite you to take on a new routine, it doesn’t need to be anything crazy. You can start small with going for a walk once or twice a week or stretching a few times a day. If you are looking for something a little more challenging may I suggest 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene. I have been doing these videos lately and I love them! They are not too long and it has really helped me to dust off the cobwebs, get motivated and get moving.

If you have been keeping up with regular fitness then now is a great time to try something different, or to push yourself further.

Mind

Learn something new

This is as good a time as any to try that new thing you might have been putting off. Perhaps there is an online course you have been interested in doing, or a class being offered in your town.

Learning something new could even take the form of reading a new book or checking out a documentary. I have been loving the food documentaries on Netflix. I highly recommend checking out Minimalism and Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Enriching our minds is a beautiful act of self love.

Soul

Begin a new practice

Begin a new meditation practice, a gratitude practice, or journaling. Working out your thoughts and taking care of your soul is an important self-love practice. I use The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day for my gratitude practice, but any notebook will do, just write out three things you are grateful for every day. It’s that simple, and honestly, you will notice a difference in your attitude and daily outlook after a few weeks, it’s pretty awesome.

Also, you could try 30 days free of the app headspace, which is the best meditation app I have used. I simply love it!

Really think about something new to add to your life a new skill or hobby and go for it! Enjoy the long-term benefits of taking care of your soul.

Self Esteem

Try a new look

Looks are not everything but a fresh you sure can do wonders for your self-esteem. So why not change up your style a little?

Head to the salon and get a trim or change your look entirely. You could dust off the spring/summer wardrobe. Get your nails done, a new tattoo, or simply buy a new jacket, you decide. Have fun!

Environment

Get your home Spring ready

I don’t know about you but I always seem to feel better when my home environment is clean and open. Too much clutter kind of stresses me out.

Spring is the perfect time to do a major overhaul of your home. Pick a weekend and get rid of those things that you don’t use. Donate to goodwill, give things away to friends or family. It is majorly wasteful to surround yourself with things that don’t add to your life. Besides, you may know someone who would gain genuine joy from adopting your old goodies. If your not sure where to start then check out The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing it is a great reference to help get your home organized!

After you have cleaned up your home sweet home, add something new and fresh to your environment. A new plant or fresh flowers, new framed photos, rearrange the furniture, change your bed sheets to some lighter spring sheets, or even add a fresh floral scented candle.

Shake off the darkness of winter by brightening and lightening your home. Filling your environment with love can have a direct impact on your inner self.

Future

Make a to-do list or goals

I recently bought agenda running from April 2017 – April 2018. Having an agenda is a great way to keep track of your physical fitness goals, mental practices and to make sure you are being as productive as possible.

Setting small goals for the future and planning out some things for the months to follow is an awesome way to stay motivated and to get shit done.

I often have ideas and plans in my mind but when I fail to write them down they kind of drift away and I end up looking back with regret for the things I didn’t get to do. I am super excited to get my planner up and running so I can stay on top of my goals. My inner nerd is feeling the love.

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Self-love is about creating a full happy and healthy life, on the inside and out. It’s about discovering new things and doing the things you love to do. It’s about surrounding yourself with the people you love and creating an environment that helps you flourish.

No matter the season, day, month or year. Trying out fresh new ways to nurture your mind, body, and soul is important.

Why not take this brand new season as a new opportunity to show yourself the love you deserve?

COMMENT

  1. Chrissy Z. @ The Brave Wanderer | 22nd Mar 17

    Thank you for the inspiration! I will definitely type up mine as well! xxx

  2. Postcards To Seattle | 22nd Mar 17

    Very inspirational post! I’m going to use some of these tips.

    • StephJ | 22nd Mar 17

      Awesome! i hope you have fun. xo

  3. Lisa Gordon | 22nd Mar 17

    Wonderful ideas, and inspiration!
    Thank you!! 🙂

    • StephJ | 22nd Mar 17

      Thanks for reading!

  4. Pinkspen | 22nd Mar 17

    This is a great idea!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Nancy | 22nd Mar 17

    My spring self is to really gut out the closets and organize them a lot better. They’re piled high! Lol.

    • StephJ | 23rd Mar 17

      Yea I can relate to that!

  6. Wm. Allen | 23rd Mar 17

    Great post, very helpful, thank you.

  7. livelaughlib | 23rd Mar 17

    Lovely post! I really like to separate my self love into these categories too. Spring just makes you feel just that little bit better about things doesn’t it 🙂

  8. Brit Strawbridge | 23rd Mar 17

    I am all about self love! & not for the selfish reasons, but I am such a better wife and mother when I am able to take care of myself. Through pregnancy my biggest obstacle has been fitness, but really pays off when I can get the time in. Thanks for sharing! xx

    • StephJ | 23rd Mar 17

      Thank you for your comment. It is so true, you can just be a better person when you take a little time for yourself. 🙂

  9. SIC Mama | 23rd Mar 17

    Terrific list! My goal this year is to make more time for me and this is the perfect list for me to accomplush that!

    • StephJ | 23rd Mar 17

      Thank you very much. I hope it helped to inspire you 🙂

  10. Becca Barracuda | 25th Mar 17

    Ah! I love Yoga with Adriene! She’s so fab. Love this post!

  11. Ritu | 26th Mar 17

    Having a lovely spring walk as I read this!!

    • StephJ | 26th Mar 17

      Oh yay! I hope you liked it 😊

      • Ritu | 26th Mar 17

        Great walk and great post!@

  12. London-Unattached.com | 26th Mar 17

    Great tips, sometimes a little structure in your life goes a long way

  13. actuallyannaxo | 26th Mar 17

    Thanks for sharing these awesome tips!
    Xoxo Annaleid
    http://www.actuallyannaxoxo.wordpress.com

  14. Phaytea's Pulse | 1st Apr 17

    I love reading posts that fall in line with my interest..Thanks for sharing this ☺☺☺

    • StephJ | 2nd Apr 17

      I am glad you liked it. ❤

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  16. ayushi | 16th Apr 17

    Keeping up a healthy routine of mental and physical fitness actually is a great practice for self love, but getting a new look sounds innocent yet it really, really works..in some very bizarre way!
    Great post Steph! 🙂

  17. Yentl | 22nd May 17

    I am with you on all of this!! I could do a little more tidying up and decluttering at my home for a fresh new peace of mind:)

    • StephJ | 23rd May 17

      The cleaner my house is the more refreshed I tend to feel 🙂

  18. LaurenEph | 27th May 17

    This is brilliant, I really like the idea of thinking about self care seasonally!

    • StephJ | 27th May 17

      Yes me too. Routines tend to change with each season. 😊

  19. Ritu | 27th May 17

    Thinking of more ways to love myself now!

  20. Thewanderingdarlings | 27th May 17

    Spring is the perfect time for a post like this. Love your writing and self love and time spent on your looking after yourself is so important!

    • StephJ | 27th May 17

      It is so true. Thank you for reading 😊

  21. Em Linthorpe | 27th May 17

    This is such a useful list – I recently began to learn Welsh online and it’s an exciting challenge. It’s always good to look after ourselves and sometimes pushing ourselves is a great way to do that!

    • StephJ | 27th May 17

      That is so true. Learning new languages and discovering new Janie’s is a wonderful way to nourish yourself 😊

  22. yesthismoment | 27th May 17

    I’m earmarking this so I can refer back to it. Thank you! Very helpful reminders! Putting on my headphones and heading out for a long walk in just a bit. 🙂

    • StephJ | 27th May 17

      Oh I’m so glad you liked it 😊❤️

  23. Jo (Fallen Angel) | 27th May 17

    I love Spring! It feels like a new beginning for me! These are some great suggestions. I started posting on a gratitude Linkup a couple of months ago and love it. It brings me back to reality when things might be getting too overwhelming.

    • StephJ | 27th May 17

      It is hard sometimes to remember but making self care a priority will help us in the end. Help us against everything catching up and overwhelming us.

  24. Gloria | 27th May 17

    Spring is great time to start all these. It’s unbelievable the amount of people who don’t love themselves…..for whatever reason. Some people just don’t know how I think. Or they’ve been told/taught in the past that its wrong to think a lot of yourself!
    And thank God a lot of views have changed in recent years. People are being encouraged to love themselves more. It really does create a happier person. Self-love and gratitude!

    • StephJ | 27th May 17

      Absolutely! Self love is not about being selfish. It’s about filling up your cup so that you can share what you have rather than sharing from a cup half empty.

  25. Heidi | 27th May 17

    The winter definitely does that, what a great list. I recently got back to my fitness and wellness routine and it is definitely energizing

  26. noellekelly | 6th Jun 17

    I’m finding making goals is suiting me lately! Giving yourself love can be pretty hard at times, but so rewarding!

    • StephJ | 6th Jun 17

      It is hard to make time for ourselves, which is funny when you think about it because we are with ourselves all day. haha. Thanks for the comments!

  27. emfletche | 6th Jun 17

    I love this post, some great ideas here! And I love Yoga with Adriene too – she’s always so upbeat 😀

    • StephJ | 7th Jun 17

      Yes she does the best classes, and she is really down to earth 🙂

  28. Jennifer | 6th Jun 17

    Great list. Your positive attitude comes through in the way that you write.

    • StephJ | 7th Jun 17

      Thank you! I try to stay positive and motivate myself and others to do the same. 🙂

  29. Gabe Burkhardt | 6th Jun 17

    That is a wonderful reminder, Stephanie! Not an ounce of criticism or guilt-inducing “gotta-do’s,” just pure and simple motivational inspiration to help us make this a Spring to remember. Thank you so much!

    • StephJ | 7th Jun 17

      Thank you! Trying to stay motivated and keep with the right kind of mindframe 🙂

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