The official retiring of your winter coat is the first sign that it’s time to rejoice in warm weather and fresh blooms. Take advantage of the change in seasons with these ways to celebrate spring and everything it has to offer:
Spread the seasonal cheer by sending spring flowers to your loved ones – and don’t forget to treat yourself to one or two bouquets as well. Teleflora’s sunny spring flower arrangements are available in an array of the season’s best pastel petals, including daffodils, freesias, hyacinths, tulips and daisies in gorgeous white, yellow, lavender, peach and pink hues. They’re always hand-arranged by a local florist using the season’s freshest blooms. Plus, you can order in advance or choose same-day delivery for a last-minute gift.
Spring is also the perfect time to freshen up your porches, patios and gardens with colorful blooms. Say goodbye to dreary winter gardening and spruce up your landscaping with flowering plants. You can also get crafty with spring’s flower power. Explore outside and pick some fresh wildflowers to display in vases around your home. While they’re fresh, press some flower petals and use them in your next craft project with the kids.
Spring Clean Your Healthy Habits
It’s time to wake up from your winter hibernation and hit refresh on your healthy habits. You don’t have to quit carbs and sweets cold turkey, but start thinking about spring cleaning your eating habits. Get back to the farmers market for fresh fruits and veggies, try new spring recipes and do your best to avoid takeout meals. On the exercise front, start with small goals and work your way up from there. Now that the weather’s warmer, go for a walk after dinner. You can also try a few at-home workouts. Even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day, you’ll start to feel stronger and healthier.
Of course spring cleaning and organizing will also help bolster your healthy habits, giving you a fresh environment to reach your goals. Check out these cleaning and decorating tips for inspiration. Don’t forget how important it is to take some time for yourself too. It’s beneficial for overall well-being, helping you think clearly and boost your energy. Plus, self-care can rescue you from feeling stressed, overwhelmed and fatigued. Here are some science-backed ways to take better care of yourself from Greatist, which include practicing mindfulness, dancing, eating more fruits and veggies, reading and even cuddling.
Get Back Outside
After being stuck inside for months in an effort to escape the chilly air, your body is likely more than ready to feel the warm breezes of spring. Celebrate the change in seasons by hosting an outdoor brunch or dinner party, taking your lunch break outside or lounging in the park with a good book. Plus, it’s finally warm enough to take your workouts outside again. Go for a run or walk, do your yoga or Pilates in the garden or find an outdoor gym in a local park.
Keep in mind that with the fresh blooms comes a wave of allergy-inducing pollen. Make sure you’re stocked up with the right medicine to fight your symptoms and continue enjoying time outside. Happy spring!