Spring Clean Your Habits for a Healthier You
Longer days, warmer weather, and fresh starts – ah, spring. This season inspires many of us to “spring clean” by decluttering and bringing new life to neglected areas of the home. While this is not only practical, it is also therapeutic to get rid of the old and bring in the new for a fresh start. Since spring is all about new beginnings, take a moment to renew your health routine as well. Your physical wellbeing may need some sprucing up, too. Here are some simple steps to get started.
Make Time for You
Spring is the perfect time to re-evaluate how you view yourself and your health. If you are constantly putting others’ needs before your own, now is the time to break this pattern. Bump yourself and your health up to the top of your daily line-up and make time for yourself. This can be meditating for 10 minutes in the morning, reading a book, enjoying time with friends, going to the gym, or whipping up a healthy lunch. Self-care is a key component to increasing overall productivity and wellbeing.
Spring is a time when you can get back outside and enjoy activities, walks, and more. Studies have shown that being in an outdoor setting can help relieve stress and provides an opportunity to be present in the moment. Whether you take a walk, exercise outdoors, or soak up the sun for even as little as 10 minutes, aim to get outside more this spring.
In this age of technology, it’s hard to disconnect ourselves from our gadgets. Our smartphones, smartwatches, laptops, tablets, and TVs are always connecting us to the Internet world. Make spring your seasonal reminder to slow down, disconnect and practice mindfulness. Instead of checking your email as soon as you wake up, take the morning for yourself and check it after you’ve had breakfast. Turn your phone off for a day or the entire weekend for a digital detox. Leave your phone on silent in the evening so you’re not tempted to check it before bedtime. Whatever works for you, find more time to unplug.
A few simple healthy habits can help to boost your mental and physical health this spring. If an injury does occur, visit your closest Sand Canyon Urgent Care facility. Call our Irvine location at (949) 417-0272 or our Laguna Hills urgent care at (949) 206-4633. We welcome walk-in patients and offer a wide variety of medical treatments.