Spring has sprung! The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and you’re about to break out your open-toed shoes again. One thing you’re probably putting away is all those chunky sweaters that kept you warm during the winter. Spring is the time to wear shorts, light tops, and the classic springtime staple: sundresses.
But for some of us, there’s a comforting element to winter clothing. When you’re wearing all that knitwear and heavy tunics, you might not feel as self-conscious about your body as you would in your spring wear. It’s not that you don’t want to wear spring clothes; you just might not know how to feel truly comfortable with how you look in them. At least not yet.
Here’s what you might not yet realize: Spring is actually the perfect time to work on truly loving yourself and loving your body. Spring is a time for renewal – not just for the Earth, but for you as well! From finding new springtime looks to changing your attitude, let’s look into how you can boost your confidence with some springtime self care!
How Can I Start Fresh?
Perhaps you should start fresh simply by starting over. Spring is a great time for you to deep clean your house and get rid of the things you no longer need. For a lot of us, this is going to mean raiding our closets.
Get ruthless about what you don’t need anymore. Chances are that much of what you wore over the fall and winter won’t be in style by the time the weather begins to cool down again. If you don’t love it, get rid of it. Donate clothes you don’t want, and make space for clothes that you love. If you’re considering buying some fresh shapewear this year, create closet space while at the same time revamping your wardrobe.
If you’re not happy with your appearance, don’t look at springtime as an opportunity for you to change yourself entirely. Rather, now is a great time to learn about new ways to accentuate what you already have through springtime self care. By taking this approach, you can move towards loving who you are, rather than trying to become someone you aren’t. Of course, your quest for self-love is going to require connecting with yourself.
How Can I Connect with Myself?
We may make self care New Year’s resolutions on January 1, but springtime is when many of us begin working on them. As the world begins to renew itself, you can renew yourself as well. Consider taking up a new hobby, like meditation or yoga. Giving this time to yourself can remind you of how much you love yourself.
If your problem is confidence in your body, the solution may be picking up hobbies that let you celebrate it. Consider joining a recreational sports league in your area. Not only will this allow you to get in touch with your body – you’ll have fun and have the chance to hang out with other people. These types of activities can give you the chance to reflect and think about the changes you want to make.
How Can I Reassess?
What’s most important as you approach self care this spring is that you look at it as a process. While you might begin by replacing your sweaters with sundresses and spring-friendly shapewear, you can progress towards feeling much more confident by the time summer rolls around. Don’t feel bad if the change isn’t overnight.
It can take a while to transform your mindsight. Begin gradually and be kind to yourself. You’ll be amazed by how much of a difference a new perspective can make.