12 Spring Self-Care Ideas to Brighten Up Your Day

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Spring is finally here and I am 100000% ready for it!

I live in Ohio where we’ve been getting pummeled by snow. There were a couple of times where I couldn’t get out of my driveway. I had a very nice neighbor offer to shovel it for me since I can’t do it myself.

Now that spring is here, I’m sooo ready for more sunshine and warmer weather.

But what would this blog be without some fun spring self-care ideas?

There are many ways to incorporate self-care into your life during the springtime! In this blog post, we’ll explore some ideas on how you can brighten up your day with these seasonal activities.

So that’s what I’ve got for you today! Don’t forget to leave me a comment about your favorite spring self-care activity!

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Why Should You Practice Self-Care in the Spring?

Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings. It’s also the perfect time to practice self-care routines that will make you feel happy, healthy, and whole. Self-care can be defined as any activity that increases your well-being— it could be as simple as sitting down for 10 minutes to meditate or taking an hour out of your day to go for a walk in nature.

Spring Self-Care Ideas & Activities

Plant A Garden

This idea comes by way of my sister. She’s a wonderful gardener and has a small greenhouse in her backyard. Studies have shown that gardening can actually help decrease anxiety, increase levels of vitamin D, and increase feelings of empowerment .

If you’re not ready for a full-on garden (because I’m not), try your hand with a plant or two.

Visit a Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s markets are a fantastic way to get out of the house, get some fresh food, and support your local community. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a farmer’s market, but it’s something I’m looking forward to this spring.

Do Some Spring Cleaning

I am on a spring cleaning kick! Seriously! This month I’m trying to sell or give away at least one thing every day. This spring cleaning frenzy was spurred my desire to save for a house (financial self-care for the win!).

The more I sell = more money to put away OR the more I give away = less things I need to pack = less house I need to buy.

It’s really win-win situation. It feels so nice to remove the things I no longer want or need from my house and let someone else enjoy them. For selling, I use Mercari, and for giving things away, I use my local Buy Nothing Group on Facebook.

Go for a Walk

Now that the weather is getting better, there’s no better time to spend some time outside and get in touch with nature. You can go for a walk during your lunch break, early in the morning, or later in the evening to catch a beautiful sunset.

Start a Journaling Routine

Journaling is one of my favorite things to do for self-care during the spring. It’s a great way to clear your head and get in touch with yourself— plus, it can be really therapeutic!

I like to start my journaling routine by writing down what I’m grateful about or how I feel that day. After that, there are tons of different ways you could go from there.

If you’re not sure how to start a journaling routine, this post has a bunch of tips. Don’t forget to download these free journaling prompts too.

Eat Outside

Once the weather gets nice, my family eats nearly all of our meals together outside in the backyard. There’s something so nice about eating outside and feeling the fresh air on your skin. This also usually includes some BBQ and fresh fruit salad. I’m even planning on buying my own grill so I can learn how to BBQ (and not have to heat up my house every time I want to eat.

Find a New Hobby

Finding a new hobby is the perfect spring self-care activity. There are so many different hobbies to choose from: woodworking, pottery, making jewelry. You could always browse Pinterest or look at a hobby magazine for some inspiration!

Some of these hobbies could also get you outside more. I’ve started taking up painting, and sometimes I sit in my backyard and do it.

Social Media Detox

Not only is decluttering your home a great idea during the spring, decluttering your social media is too. Are there influencers, friends, or family members that are making you feel bad about yourself? It’s time to unplug from them. You can take an even deeper dive into your digital wellness with this post.

Start a Meditation Practice

Meditating is something I do every day to center and ground myself. Sometimes it happens in the morning and sometimes happens right before bed. It’s a great way for me to get in touch with myself.

My current favorite way to meditate is by using Emotional Freedom Technique or tapping. I use the Tapping Solution App for this. My current steak is 30 days!

Change Up Your Skincare Routine

Your skin may have different needs in the spring than it does in the winter. Pay attention to how your skin may be changing and figure out the products that work best for you in the spring.

Open Your Windows to Let the Fresh Air In

I used to be a person who didn’t open my windows very often because….bugs. But, after my air conditioning broke last summer, I embraced opening my windows when it was cooler outside to let some air in. There were a few creepy crawlies that got in but the fresh air made it worth it.

Redecorate A Room in Your House

My house looks pretty much the same no matter what season it is, but redcorating a room could be just what you need to get a fresh start. You can look for shelving to highlight the things that you want seen, baskets to hide the things you don’t, or pretty curtains that will flap in the wind while your windows are open *wink*


What do you think of these spring self-care activities? Which one are you planning on incorporating into your self-care practice? I’m planning on planting a garden and my sister is going to help me 🙂

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Briana Hollis is a licensed social worker and self-care coach. She earned her Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2014 and her Master of Education from Tiffin University in 2019. She has spent the last 5 years working in crisis intervention.  Her passion for serving others is the heart of this site. She started Learning To Be Free to assist others in bringing freedom to their lives.

Briana is also the author of The Self-Care Journal for Young Adults.

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