After a tough winter, spring is finally upon us. The sun is starting to shine, there are buds on trees and temperatures are soon to rise. Our moods often rise with the temperature and the increase in sunshine, and many of us feel more alert and energetic, happier, and joyful as we move further away from those dark, grey winter days.

This more positive outlook can make you feel as though you don’t need self-care. It can seem as though acts of self-love and compassion are more important in winter when sometimes we need to be kinder to ourselves simply to get through the day.

But actually, self-care is always crucial to our mental health and wellbeing and feeling happier certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t treat yourself. If anything, you deserve and will enjoy it even more. Here’s a look at a few of the things you should treat yourself to this spring.


A Spa Day

A spa day, for many of us, is the ultimate self-care treat. Whether you love a girly pamper day with your friends, you have knots to be pounded out of your muscles, or you just appreciate the peace and quiet and sense of luxury that a trip to the spa brings, there’s no denying that there are benefits to treating yourself to this indulgence. If for any reason a trip to the spa isn’t possible, or it’s something that you already do, but would like to be able to recreate at home, then upgrading your home relaxation time is a must.

Invest in everything that you need to feel as chilled out as possible, and to delight all of your senses. This could include an indulgent bubble bath, soft towels, gentle music, and soothing face masks. To fully relax and feel luxurious in your home bathroom you might also want to invest in some Diptyque Candles to help you to set the mood and get the aroma right. Click here to have a look at some Diptyque products and other items for pampering from SSENSE. This retailer stocks a wide range of products that could help to transform a bubble bath into a spa-style treat, so be sure to take a look.


Time for Your Passions

Time might not seem like a treat, but if you’ve got a busy lifestyle and are always on the go, freeing some time to enjoy doing the things that you really love is the best treat of them all. Spend time on hobbies, with friends, trying new things, eating the food that you love, and generally doing things that bring you joy. Especially when you are busy.


Time Alone

Peace is different for all of us. You might find peace in the spa, or at least in a bubble bath with the door locked. You might find it on a long jog. Some people find peace as they enjoy creative hobbies or cooking alone. Whatever it is, that peaceful time to yourself is important. Try to spend a little time alone every day, even if it’s just a short walk. This can improve mental clarity, help you to focus and sort through problems, and generally help you to love yourself, and appreciate your time.

Self-care is always important. Fortunately, you don’t need to commit lots of time or money to care for yourself. Often, time is the most important treat of all.