From Winter Blues to Spring Renewal: Self-Care Tips for a Smooth Transition
As we move from winter to spring, it's not uncommon to feel a little out of sorts. With daylight savings time disrupting our internal clocks and the weather changing, it's important to take care of ourselves. Here are some self-care tips to help you feel better during this seasonal shift.
Here are 7 tips to help you transition into spring:
Get enough sleep
: With daylight savings time, our sleep schedules can get thrown off. It's important to prioritize getting enough sleep, especially during this time of transition. Try to stick to a consistent sleep schedule and create a relaxing bedtime routine to help you wind down at night.
If you *absolutely* have look at any electronics be sure to kick on your blue light filter. This article from WebMD confirms why blue light is so tough on your natural sleep cycle. Blue light makes it harder to fall asleep by blocking melatonin so you don't feel sleepy.
Get outside: With the weather warming up, it's a great time to get outside and enjoy some fresh air. Spending time in nature has been shown to reduce stress and improve mood. Even if it's just a short walk around the block, getting outside can do wonders for your mental and physical health.
Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness is a great way to stay present and focused during times of change. Whether it's through meditation, yoga, or simply taking a few deep breaths, practicing mindfulness can help reduce stress and increase overall well-being.
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to boost your mood and energy levels. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a regular part of your routine. Whether it's going for a run, taking a yoga class, or playing a sport, staying active can help you feel more energized and productive.
Eat well: Eating a balanced diet is important year-round, but it's especially important during seasonal transitions. Focus on incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into your meals, and avoid processed and sugary foods. This will help support your immune system and keep you feeling your best. (See some spring recipe inspo from Half Baked Harvest below).
Drinking enough water is essential for staying healthy and energized. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and try to limit your intake of sugary drinks and caffeine.
Practice gratitude: Focusing on what you're grateful for can help shift your mindset and improve your overall well-being. Take time each day to reflect on the things you're thankful for, whether it's a good meal, a kind gesture from a friend, or simply the sunshine outside.
As we transition from winter to spring, it's important to take care of ourselves both physically and mentally. By incorporating these self-care tips into your routine, you can help ease the transition and feel your best during this seasonal shift.
Skincare Essentials for a Flourishing Spring
It’s time to shake things up with these omg-must-have-essentials:
Detox your skin
: for the ultimate spring cleaning of pores use MudMask
that has volcanic ash to clean out pore-clogging debris without the tight feel of traditional mud masks (think: all things purifying).
: that’s part of the skin seasonal transition process. Keep the best-selling Breakout Box
on hand to remove blackheads, shrink whiteheads, and reduce redness. Say goodbye to those unwanted visitors 👋
: Prep those tootsies for sandal season (we promise, it’s closer than you think!) with a good ole (and highly
satisfying) PoshPeel Foot Peel
: Give your eyes a refresh with our newest Serve Chilled On Ice eye gels
- they'll have you looking bright-eyed and ready to shine
in no time.
: After months of cold winter weather, it's time to give your skin some much-needed TLC. Our Rosé Sheet Mask
will help replenish and rejuvenate your dry, winter-worn skin, leaving you with a fresh, dewy glow that's ready to take on the warmer, sunnier days of spring (and then perhaps a glass of actual rosé?)
Meet the Patchology Team’s March Faves
We asked Team Patch to share what they’ve been loving this month. And because we’re over-sharers, now we’re sharing them with you.
Grab the popcorn
My ultimate comfort movie is “Stepmom”
Who does't love a Julia Roberts movie? And this one featuring Susan Saradon has the best casting. Plus it's a for real tearjerker.
10/10 would recommend
What’s your drink of choice?
As days get warmer, this one is a perfect companion to chill on the patio, with friends, or accompany your dessert of choice.
Turn it up
Best album out right now? Harry’s House. No. Brainer.
Bring Out Your Inner Foodie
"Elevate" put on a mask and take 5 minutes to improve focus, presentation skills, processing speed, and more.
Self-care is important at the start of spring (and all year round) because it helps us prioritize our mental health and well-being. As we transition from winter to spring, there are a lot of changes happening both externally and internally. The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and our bodies and minds are adjusting to the seasonal shift.
Taking the time to care for ourselves during this transition can help us feel more grounded and less overwhelmed. When we prioritize self-care, we are taking steps to reduce stress and improve our overall well-being. This can have a positive impact on our mental health, helping us feel more resilient, balanced, and connected.
In addition, self-care can help us develop healthy habits that we can carry with us throughout the year. By making time for activities like exercise, mindfulness, and social connections, we can build a strong foundation for our mental and physical health. These habits can help us better manage stress, feel more energized, and maintain a positive outlook even during challenging times.
Self-care is essential for our mental health and well-being, and especially important as we navigate the seasonal transitions. By prioritizing self-care, we can take proactive steps to support our mental and physical health, and build the resilience and strength we need to thrive.