How to look after yourself this Spring

by - 3/28/2017 08:00:00 pm

In the week where Monopoly ditched its thimble for a dinosaur, a lot of darker and more frightening things have been happening across the world and it's a lot harder to find the light.  Today I want to talk about the fact that not only is tomorrow National Manatee Day everybody but it's also the last week of March meaning we're well and truly ready for Spring!

Spring → when the weather becomes warmer, leaves and plants start to grow again and flowers appear.

Yes that is the official Cambridge dictionary definition. I like to think of Spring as a fresh start, Winter is behind you and Summer is ahead. So in order to give you the best start to your Spring, I want to give you a spring ahead into what you should check out and keep your eye on; my guide to films, books, music and events coming up in April can be found here. Everyone seems to write wishlists at this time of year but I'm just wishing you a happy Spring.

Everything gets a refresh in Spring, we unclog ourselves from the Winter blues to be ready for Summer. We've got the phrase 'Spring cleaning' and although a lot of people take the phrase literally, I think we all need to take it figuratively aswell. I talked in my last blog post about forgiveness and the importance of having a clean slate so I just want to reemphasise that by giving you some tips on how to look after yourself this Spring. This was almost a super generic post, saved it. 

Actually Spring clean 
Now I know I said that not everybody takes this phrase literally but maybe you should. No matter the size of the space, it could be your whole house or just that annoying cupboard under the stairs, it will make you feel better and accomplished. The simple answer: just make your bed (if you don't know how here's a video. Fool.)

Get yo Spring veggies 
So we know Summer is the ultimate time for the best fruits and vegetables but we do still have some in season in Spring. Check out this handy chart to find out which ones are in. Eating vegetables seasonally will save you money, due to the fact they're easier to come by this means they're also cheaper. You could  make cauliflower rice or you could make yourself some potato fries.

Enjoy some time outside 
This is so hard to do in Winter so you've got to double up that time in Spring. Go for a walk, read a book or simply just take your lunch outside rather than sitting in the office. So easy and actually really helps with productivity. Or just open a window, it's still a bit too chilly outside.

Plant some stuff
So your garden might still be suffering from the Winter struggles but it should definitely be showing some signs of blooming. Spring is the perfect time to get out in your garden and plant some more. It's the time to grow carrots, sprouts, leeks and much more - basically just plant a vegetarian roast dinner.

Reach out to someone you haven't spoken to in a while
I've done this a lot recently, there are a lot of people that I haven't managed to stay in contact with over the past year and it makes me sad to see them drop out of my life. So, organise a date to meet up with someone you haven't seen, maybe use one of the earlier tips and spend some time outside with them or just simply go for coffee. It will never be as awkward as you think it will be. Well it might be but then you know not to do it again right?

Watch a film with a cup of tea
To be honest, I actually find Winter hard to leave behind. I love cosying up with a mug of tea, a film and some knitting. So soak up that last bit of Winter before it's gone. This is a very important article you need to read in order to achieve tea perfection.

This post is literally to remind you that it's OK not to have it together this Spring and it's OK to need a break.

And finally some of my favourite blogs this Spring:

Leta over at 'thenerdyme' always dropping killer content
Diane Maria at 'mylovelierdays' wrote a pretty gorgeous piece on forgiveness to give you a fresh start.
Christina at 'heychristie' is here to help you with the Spring style vibes.

P.S. Don't eat Daffodils, they're toxic. Sainsbury's have labels now. But seriously, don't.

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  1. Good suggestions! I always like getting a good spring cleaning in, it always feel like a get a bit of a fresh start :)

    1. Yeah, would be great if I ever got round to doing it properly!

  2. Grea post and thanks for reminding me that I need to completely clean my apartment for spring this weekend ;)
    xxx from Copenhagen,

    1. Haha thanks for reading. Hope you manage to clean your apartment!

  3. lovely suggestions,
    I always do a spring cleaning,
    seems like awakening after winter and the colg/lazy days :D

    best regards your AMELY ROSE

  4. What a great article girl! I totally agree on the veggies. All of winter it was hard to get good and more reasonably priced fruits and veggies so that now spring has come I'm so glad things are back to normal and I've been craving it all!


    1. Especially as we had a shortage of courgettes and cucumbers! I love my veggies so i'm glad theres some tasty ones in season!

  5. These are some great tips... I am definitely going to implement :)
    Love your blog <3 Great day!

  6. Such a wonderful post, Kate! I love that you included things like catching up with an old friend or planting some veggies/plants. I actually plant tomatoes, paprika and a lot of greens with my mother every year, so we are on to that soon :) Also, thank you so much for that shout out! I didn't expect it at all and it made my day (or rather evening, haha)! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    1. Thanks Leta. Oh wow, I wish I was that dedicated to my garden! All we manage to get round to planting is rhubarb for some reason. Aw no problem, I absolutely adore your blog.

  7. Great tips! Getting some spring veggies is always a good idea x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

  8. Yes yes yes! This is an absolutely great list!

  9. I've found this spring super refreshing & perfect for both hanging out and stayin in! And I've been loving spring fruits like strawberries & oranges, too! I just hope summer won't come to early this year! xx

    Kaylee 🌛ㅣJK's Dawn

    1. I looove strawberries so much. Love when they get a price reduce in Spring. Thanks for reading.

  10. Awww such lovely tips and your blog is so cute! I would love to try growing our own veggies once we move, I love spring so much :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

  11. Great post! Loved your tips.

    Gemma x

  12. Spring always feels so cheerful! I always have good intentions when it comes to spring cleaning, but never quite seem to get there! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    1. Same here! Maybe one day i'll do it! x