How do you define self-care? I define it as soul-care; it’s about choosing more of what makes me feel good on a soul level.
Allow your self-care plan to change based on the season. What uplifts your spirits in the winter may be different from spring. Embrace the change and adapt to the positive qualities of the season you’re in now.
Spring feels light, fresh, and airy. These 24 Self-Care Ideas for Spring match that energy!
24 Self-Care Ideas for Spring
Think of your daily routines as part of your self-care garden.
- Elevate your skincare routine. Use a daily moisturizer with SPF each morning or try a new overnight face mask. (I love this one recommended by Closet and Counter)
- Enjoy your morning coffee outside on the porch if possible. Wake up with coffee and fresh air!
- Bring fresh plants into your workspace. Even a small succulent will do!
- Spring-clean your to-do list. Limit yourself to the 3 most important tasks of the day.
When craving quiet time, draw from these self-care ideas.
- Listen to an instrumental playlist for background music.
- Create a Spring reading list with 1-3 books. Check out 10 Books to Add to Your Reading List.
- Go for a walk without your headphones. Make it a walking meditation by paying attention to your surroundings.
- Do a digital detox. For one week or one weekend, delete your social media apps from your phone.
Tap into your support systems and social connections as part of your self-care.
- Enjoy an outdoor picnic with a loved one. Make an elaborate charcuterie board & toast with a glass of rose.
- Schedule a walk and talk with your BFF.
- Visit your local farmer’s market.
- Do a random act of kindness for someone else.
Use movement to shift your energy and awaken your spirit.
- Get outside and enjoy fresh air: try hiking, biking, or visiting a nearby park.
- Deep clean and declutter your space. Think: what would Marie Kondo do?
- Garden! Make gardening a weekend project. If you’re in a small space, start with potted plants or herbs.
- Add 10 minutes of stretching to your morning or bedtime routine.
Tap into your creativity with these self-care ideas.
- Arrange fresh flowers.
- Make a new recipe using seasonal produce. Try my Spring Nourish Bowl.
- Start a new DIY project. I love following @athomewithmadeline on Instagram for inspiration.
- Learn how to make your own candles with your favorite spring scents.
Spiritual self-care doesn’t need to be religious, although it may be related for some people. Focus on practices that lift your spirit, inspire inner peace, and connect you to a greater sense of purpose.
- Practice daily gratitude. Learn how to start with my 2-Part Journaling Technique.
- Read a daily devotional in alignment with your faith. Make it a part of your morning routine.
- Spend time in nature. Watch the sunrise or sunset.
- Call a loved one. Let them know you appreciate them.
Your Spring Self-Care Toolkit
Select the ideas from this list that resonate with you. Add your own. Compile them into a list, placing it somewhere you see daily. This is your spring self-care toolkit!