It should come as no surprise that I believe in checking in with yourself each season to rest, reflect, and reset. Each season brings with it a unique energy that naturally lends itself toward certain types of self-care and intention. As the calendar flips, it’s a good idea to see if what you’re doing still works or if you’re inspired to feel good in different ways.
Spring, especially, stirs up emotions and desires that have been sitting dormant in our souls. It invites us to wake up, dust off our homes, our hearts, and our minds. It whispers, welcome back, let’s bloom.
Self Care Checklist for Spring
To help you lean into the revitalizing energy of the season, I created a self-care checklist with 20 mindful ideas for spring.
Declutter Your Mind
While cleaning out a closet or two is great, decluttering your mind leaves you calm, clear, and centered in your daily life. And who doesn’t need more of that these days?
Bring peace and presence to your life by:
❋ Writing a master to-do list (aka brain dump)
❋ Using the 80/20 rule to decide what to eliminate
❋ Delegating and automating tasks
❋ Spring cleaning your social media, email, and news feeds
Define Your Seasonal Intentions
What would make your spring meaningful and joyful? How do you want to feel over the next three months? Take time to consider your intentions so you can be fully present and purposeful.
Set your spring intentions by:
❋ Writing, sketching, or collaging your spring vision
❋ Defining daily practices and routines that align with your goals
❋ Coming up with new spring mantras
❋ Setting aside time for a field trip or local adventure
Reboot Your Mindset
Without attention and awareness, it’s easy to slip into mental narratives that don’t serve us. Take some time to reflect on some positive mindset shifts that can help you find more self-compassion, ease, and growth.
Shift your mindset by:
❋ Being kinder and gentler to yourself
❋ Embracing the start of something new
❋ Valuing the process more than the outcome
❋ Choosing joy
Freshen Up Your Home
There are few things that feel as revitalizing to the spirit as inviting the fresh, spring air and sunshine inside after being cooped up all winter.
Bring the spring vibes inside by:
❋ Buying fresh flowers
❋ Introducing uplifting colors and scents
❋ Opening the windows
❋ Creating a spring playlist
Get Nourished in Nature
It’s well known that nature boosts mental and physical health. Fortunately, there are so many simple ways to enjoy the healing power of nature wherever you are.
Connect with nature by:
❋ Planting something
❋ Taking a nap in the sunshine
❋ Having dinner al fresco
❋ Grounding by going barefoot
Make Self-Care a Priority
The ideas on this self-care checklist are a great way to start putting yourself first. If you want to create more calm, clarity, and presence in your life on a regular basis, check out the Bloom: Spring Reset Kit. In this self-paced guide, journal, and seasonal planner you’ll focus on self-reflection, self-care, and setting intentions and goals for the next three months.