The days are getting longer, brighter and warmer, and summer feels like it’s on its way! How exciting it is to think that we’re almost ready to slap on the sunscreen, dust the cobwebs off the bathers, and head to the beach.
With the changing of season comes the changing of many other things too. It’s a time of transition where you may find yourself feeling unsettled and ungrounded. To the team here at Retreat Yourself, the changing of season is exciting! It means the perfect time to reset and recharge for the new months ahead.
A time of new beginnings, brighter health, and excitement.
If you’re feeling like you might be in a bit of a funk and want to spring your way into the coming Summer months, read our 5 top tips below to get yourself looking and feeling your best!
1. Reset your goals.
Although we’re only a couple of months away from the new year, it’s still so beneficial to sit back and reflect on the goals you’d set at the start of this year – or even better, reset them for the summer months ahead. Have a think to yourself - Where are you now? Where would you like to be? What can you do to get yourself to where you want to be? Re-asses your situation and get yourself back on track. What areas of your life aren’t balanced? Do you need to work less, see your family more, eat healthier, sleep longer, practice more yoga or save more money? Setting yourself goals not only brings about positive change in your life, it gives you a focus and a new meaning to living.
2. Renew your exercise regime.
Summer time means longer days, brighter nights, and more time for activities. What are some new exercises you can include into your usual daily routine? A walk every Wednesday with your girlfriends? Join the new barre class around the corner? The start of summer is the PERFECT time to start something new to get yourself looking and feeling vibrant!
3. Switch up your foods.
Summer is all about bright and colourful. Fruits, veggies, green juices and smoothies, just to name a few. Your body will feel lighter and your spirit will be brighter.
4. Out with the old and in with the new.
What better time to cleanse, clean up and get rid of anything that’s not serving you. Old clothes, books, bad habits, junk – cleaning out the clutter (Physically, emotionally and mentally) will mean you’re opening up your home, heart and mind for new brilliant and exciting things!
5. Retreat Yourself.
Give yourself some time to rest. Start treating your body with the love and kindness it needs, and make looking after yourself a priority! Remember that in order to be the best version of you; at work, at home, for your friends, for your family – you MUST look after yourself FIRST. The more you learn to love yourself, the more others will learn to love you too.
Here’s to good health, and good weather!
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