It’s almost Spring and a part of me is still feeling stuck in Winter (the weather hasn’t been helping the past few days), sometimes making it to the weekend in one piece feels like a massive accomplishment. By the time it gets to the weekend I feel overworked and struggle to finish the list of things I have on my to-do list, all I want to do is snuggle up with a cup of tea surrounded by Easter eggs. People always say about detoxing your body but what about your mind? It’s just as important and it’s good to give it a little ‘detox’ occasionally. I’ve come up with a list of things I’m going to work through to get myself into a happier Spring mood whilst becoming more motivated, organised and enjoying the little things in the life more.
1. Find a new book. Now I’m not just on about any book, I’m referring to one of those books that excites you so much you can’t put it down. Those times that you may normally sit and spend hours on your laptop and on social media, read your book with a few candles and take this time to relax and get lost in a story.
2. Have a MAJOR pamper evening. I love having pamper evenings and I try to have one on a weekly basis, however I’m talking about going all out! Those masks you have for your face, hands and hair? Use them! The products you’re saving for a special occasion? Use them! Just take an evening to completely indulge yourself with all your favourite goodies. When I take time to pamper myself and relax I find my mind is clearer and I’m more motivated to get things done.
3. Drink more water! I know this is a boring one but I’m a complete tea addict, however this always makes me feel bloated and sleepy. Drinking more water makes you feel refreshed and energetic so I know I’ll start to feel good if I do this.
4. Don’t close your blinds and curtains completely when you go to bed. There’s nothing worse than having to pull yourself out of your warm cosy bed in the dark, however if you leave your curtains and blinds open a little bit the light will seep through in the morning making you more willing to leave your bed (especially if it’s a beautiful sunny day).
5. Buy some plants or flowers. It’s coming up to Spring so why not brighten up your home to remind you that the sun, ice cream and days out at the beach are just round the corner. I mentioned in my ’10 Little Things That Make Me Happy’ post that you can get £1 daffodils or £3 tulips from your local supermarket, however you could always pick yourself up a little plant that would last a lot longer. I personally really want to get a bonsai tree!
6. Write down a list of all the little things you need to do but have been putting off. All the odd bits and bobs that aren’t urgent but are piling up, do them. I have a list as long as my arm but have a million reasons why I haven’t done them yet, however I know how good it’s going to feel when it’s all been completed. Once you have finished reward yourself with something that makes your really happy like snuggling on the sofa with a tea, chocolate and the latest episode of Pretty Little Liars.
If you wanted to try these out do them in whatever order you like, I started with number 5 and bought some beautiful tulips and daffodils to brighten up my home. I think I’ll leave number 6 until last but hopefully by the time I do that I’ll have more motivation to get it done. I’m not going to rush myself with any of these, instead I’m going to try to do one a day!