Recently Ashley wrote that the beginning of spring is like hitting a reset button and I couldn’t agree more. You? Somehow spring feels like nature’s New Year celebration, when we shed our heavy coats or endless layers and bring out the light-breezy tops with rolled up sleeves and Converse, while desperately trying to saviour every new ray of sunshine. Sounds familiar?
So with any change of wardrobe, it’s always good to make little tweaks to our eating/living habits too. Nothing drastic or time taking, just little things that will make a huge difference on the long run. So, here are a few of Ashley's suggestions that I’ve been following religiously for the past 3 weeks in preparations for spring. They really work! Somehow changing a few little things made my body’s winter-spring transition so much smoother and less tiring, as usually I get the typical spring-overwhelmness as soon as the 1st of March hits the calendar:
- I started to add a bit of honey to my morning lemon water as a treat and a great way to get my sugar level up first thing in the morning.
- Balazs and I drink smoothies daily like it’s our job and since we don’t like taking vitamin pills, this is our natural way to add vitamins to our system. We love mango/grape/chia/banana combo most and we just started to make a cucumber/chia/mint/kiwi/lime/apple juice. Both give a great instant boost of energy to deal with the spring weather mood-swings.
- Our last few weeks were all about "out with frying" and "in with steaming/poaching". Lighter and healthier meals mean more nutrition to keep us healthy during the early spring madness.
- I also started to use homemade body scrub to give some love to my dry and tired winter skin before showing off my bare legs this spring. A mix of coconut oil, raw sugar and rosemary essential oil is my favourite so far.
Any other spring transition tips you’d like to add to the list? I would love to know how do you deal with the season change? xo
P.S: How to have a great life full of simple pleasures.
P.P.S: How to wear spring scarves like a true Parisian.
(Photos by Emily Blake. Tips via Darling Magazine)