10 Ways to Practice Self-Care This Spring

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January isn’t the only time you can set intentions for self-improvement. With spring approaching, take advantage of the spirit of renewal to double down on your self-care habits. As the days get longer and warmer, leave the dark chill of winter behind and emerge as your best self this season. Here are 10 ways to practice self-care this spring, from simple to luxurious.

1. Facial

Put your best face forward with a facial treatment. Between the stress of life, face-mask-related acne, and the cold, dry winter, your face is owed a rejuvenating treat to get it looking its best! The Woodhouse HydraFacial will help nourish, exfoliate, and moisturize your skin. Using the ultimate in resurfacing and fusion technology integrated with cutting-edge ingredients, this non-invasive treatment infuses your skin with glycolic and salicylic acid for deep exfoliation and nourishes your skin with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid to replenish your skin.

2. Update Your Living Space

What’s spring without a little spring cleaning? Our surroundings have a big impact on our mental health, so take the new season as an opportunity to give your home a refresh. Whether it’s deep cleaning your pantry and getting it perfectly organized or simply switching out the art on your walls, updating your space is sure to bring some brightness and joy to your everyday life!

3. Get a Massage

Shoulders feeling tight? In need of a little TLC? A massage is a spa classic and an excellent way to practice self-care! Woodhouse Day Spa’s spring seasonal massage incorporates Juniper Ale body oil from Farmhouse Fresh, which is a vitamin-rich, lightweight oil that leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. Infused with antioxidant-rich micro lemon balm extract grown on the Farmhouse Fresh farms and scented with fresh greens and bergamot orange, your skin will be deeply moisturized and you’ll emerge relaxed and renewed!

4. Move Your Body

Exercise and movement is an instant mood-booster. Try to incorporate a little movement into your day as a way to destress and bring deeper relaxation. Ideas include taking a walk in the sunshine, practicing a yoga flow, joining your favorite exercise class, or even dancing it out to your favorite jams!

5. Manicure

Bring a bit of spring’s bright colors into your nails with a manicure and fresh set of beautifully polished nails! We look at our hands every day, so why not make them something we enjoy seeing? Plus, with a Woodhouse manicure, you’ll begin with a calming ritual incorporating our signature essential oil blend to induce deep relaxation. You’ll enjoy the warmth of a neck and shoulder wrap while you experience your manicure.

6. Unplug

If life is feeling a bit like you’re constantly rotating between your small screen, medium screen, and big screen (phone, computer, and TV), schedule some time away from screens! Spending time away from screens, and especially social media is one of the best ways to be intentional about your self-care and growth. Avoid the constant scrolling and comparison games and try a new hobby or activity. Even just 30 minutes a day can be crucial to give your brain a break and help you have better sleep!

7. Journal

If you’re looking for something to occupy yourself while unplugged, give journaling a try! Writing out the thoughts in your mind can help you process them and get more in touch with your emotions. Remember: there’s no right or wrong way to journal! Write down what you did today, reflect on a past experience, or search for some prompts online to get you started!

8. Update Your Loungewear

If leggings are the new jeans, are pajama pants the new leggings? Whatever you’re rocking at home these days, not much feels better than slipping in to a luxurious loungewear set. If your current threads are feeling a bit outdated, come in to the Woodhouse spa boutiques and browse our selection of cozy robes, pajamas, and lounge sets. Rest should be luxurious, too!

9. Celebrate Your Accomplishments

In a world full of so many responsibilities, it can be easy to move from one task to the next without celebrating what you’ve accomplished. If you’re feeling particularly overwhelmed, try making a “to-done” list at the end of your day. Write out all the things you did, big or small, and give yourself a pat on the back for everything that got done instead of focusing on what didn’t. You’re doing great, and you deserve to acknowledge that!

10. Try a Sleep Treatment

Self-care isn’t just a daytime activity; your sleep plays a crucial role! With Daylight Savings Time approaching to take an hour of sleep, make sure you’re getting adequate rest and practicing good sleep hygiene. Woodhouse Day Spa offers a variety of sleep treatments that can help you get a better night’s rest at home. Our Blissful Night Sleep Treatment provides the perfect backdrop for stress relief, balance, and a restful experience that begins with a dry brush exfoliation and essential oil anointing for lymph flow. A back, neck and scalp massage along with a warm Vichy shower will follow for a true escape into serenity!

In case you need the reminder, self-care isn’t selfish! It’s essential to take care of yourself so you can keep doing all the amazing things you do. These 10 suggestions will help you incorporate self-care into your daily routine this spring.