De-clutter your house, starting with your closet. Replace winter wear with linens, cottons, and summer accouterments. Spend 15 min outdoors early morning. Walk, jog, cycle, or try your hand at gardening to breathe in fresh air and de-stress. Bask in the sun for at least 10 min daily to replenish the vit D your body craves after winter. Increase your intake of seasonal fruits and veggies and stay well hydrated.
Summer is here, are you ready?
8 Ways To Prepare For Summer
1. Organize Your Closet
Spring is a great time to get your closet organized. Remove the winter clothes and make room for colors, cottons, linens and summer accessories that brighten the closet.
While you are at it, sort out the winter clothes you won’t be wearing next year and give them away to someone in need. You will be doing everyone a favor and some room for new clothes.
2. Sit Outside In The Morning For 15 Min
If you wake up early, and you should, spend 15 minutes outside, breathing the fresh air and listening to the sound of nature. Clear your mind and think of all the things you want to achieve today. That will help you prepare for the day.
3. Increase Consumption Of Seasonal Fruits And Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are always better to consume during their season. This usually means that they have lower chances to include genetically modified seeds and that they have been grown naturally.
Add as much color to your salads and eat your favorite seasonal fruits to take up all the nutrients you missed during the cold season.
Some spring/summer fruits and vegetables include: Asparagus, broccoli, oranges, pineapple, mango, beets, eggplant, figs, loquat and strawberries.
4. Drink More Water
It is becoming hotter and your body starts to lose more water as the temperature increases. This is why you need to add 2 to 3 cups of water to your daily consumption to compensate for the loss.
5. Move Your Workouts Outside
The great thing about spring and summer is that it becomes much more fun to exercise outside! Take up jogging, running or cycling to enjoy the outdoors and get some fresh air.
If you don’t have the fitness level to do these, brisk walking could be as beneficial in boosting both your mood and metabolism.
6. Spend Some Time Gardening
You don’t need to have a big garden to take up gardening. You can start with herbs such as Basil, Cilantro, Oregano, Parsley and Peppermint. These are great to be used in salads and cooking!
There is a rewarding feeling that comes from growing your own ingredients! To add to that, gardening helps relieve stress and anxiety.
7. De-Clutter Your Home
Your home is usually a reflection of your mental state. If you de-clutter your home, it will help you get your thoughts organized and get rid of all the beliefs that no longer serve you.
Additionally, getting rid of the excess stuff accumulating in your home will help you release physical and emotional stress and make you feel more in control of your surroundings.
8. Soak In The Sun For 10 Minutes Every Day
Make it a habit to start exposing your skin to the sun at least 10 minutes a day. After the long winter, your body is in need of some Vitamin D that the body only synthesizes when exposed to the sun.