Arm yourself with the necessities for Spring.... Our HSFT umbrella is perfect for the finicky weather and our HSFT luxe tote will help you haul your wrap for those chilly nights or the fashion forward trench for rain. And don't forget our Luxe Message Pillow that makes the ideal statement on the covered porch...
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - Ahhhhh, Spring! We've awakened from the stillness of winter and thrown open the shuttered blinds to see the sun out longer and that we desperately need a pedicure. It's time to embrace the season of re-birth (and possible seasonal allergies) with vigor and vitality. Refresh, renew and Dammit, let's "Have Some Fun" this spring....
1) Spring Clean Your Emotional Life
Yes, we love the idea of spring cleaning our homes and removing the winter dust bunnies but we ADORE the idea of spring cleaning our emotional closets. The truth is everyone can benefit from a little emotional purge. Holding on to a grudge with a friend? Still stinging from a breakup or broken heart that's keeping you in the single zone? Not talking to your sister because of something stupid she said because she still she thinks she's the boss of you?
Let it go. Yes, we're quoting The Disney movie Frozen, but just like the ice princess says, it's time to let it go. Move on. The only one who is being held back is you. Your friend, sister, ex, etc. isn't feeling the effects of your anger or sadness. It has little effect on them, but the truth is, we are the one who benefit most when we let go of old negative emotions. Even the Mayo Clinic has done research on the benefits of letting go of old stuff. You're a google search away from figuring out why this needs to happen in your life. And when we let it go, we make room for the beautiful things in life.... Who doesn't need more of that?
2) Get A Pedicure
Nothing ushers in the warm weather and the tingling energy of spring like the freedom of our toes in the open air. It's depressing to look down and see the remainder of your sparkle red polish that you donned for the office Christmas Party oh so many months ago. If you're not one for foot pampering, you need to immediately start. A pedicure is small piece of heaven on earth. Someone rubs your feet, remove rough skin and moisturizes, trims and files your nails, and paints them a pretty shade of Spring. It's decadent! And if you don't have the perfect pair of stack heel sandals or cork wedges for the spring, the pedi is a good reason to go shoe shopping. You're welcome. Now let those toes out!
3) Catch Spring Fever and Have A Spring Fling
There's something about the energy of bursting blooms, the budding trees and the energy of the earth this time of year that can make us feel giddy. As Mother Nature is prepping for a party with flowers and bright shades of green, we're catching a buzz of frenetic vibrations. Spring Fever!! In other words, we're all in the mood for a good shag.
Go out and find some FUN in the form of good love. Flirtation can be fun. Married or have a partner? Spice it up, make it sexy and interesting. Love notes, sexy texts, make it clear you're in the mood for a spring fling.
Single? Get out there, girl! It's the perfect time to pull out that off the shoulder pinstripe banker stripe shirt you bought when there was still snow on the ground. Get your girlfriends and get out there. You can't meet anyone new in your fuzzy Ugg slippers and yoga pants watching Netflix. Use the mojo of this time of year to inspire you. They don't call if spring fever for nothing... If the bees can do it, so can you.
4) Shopping Anyone?
You won't find a better way to inspire that Spring Cleaning of your closet than a promise to yourself for a shopping after a job well done. You know there's plenty in there to purge. And if your budget isn't as excited about the retail therapy reward as you are, remember you CAN do fashion and trend on a budget. TJ Maxx, Target, Forever 21, and on-line deals can give you a whole new look for not a lot of money. We love the wide "seaside" stripes, influx of yellow (hello spring!), trench coats and one-shoulder, and of course, the statement tee looks.
5) Get Your Outside On
There's nothing more powerful than spending some time outside this time of year and we don't mean walking to the car from your house. This is a season when immersing ourselves in the elements is good for the soul. Whether there's a chill in the air and you need a sweater or it's warm enough to break a sweat, studies show that spending time outside enhances our mental health and can lower our risk for depression. It's known to increase our vitamin D intake and to lower stress.
However you do it, put yourself in the outdoors. A park, a walk around the block, a hiking trail, even a walk to a friend's house. You never know what you might find.
6) Lighten Up
Sure, you're packing up your winter clothes and booths, but it's also time to lighten up your diet. Spring is the time we move away from heavier foods like proteins and higher fats, that we naturally gravitate to in the colder months. What you see outside is what should be on your plate. Lots of greens, fruits and veggies are the perfect way to eat within the season. Salads, lean meats and fish are the ideal way to lighten your plate. And you might even make the shift in your wine selection. Many of our salads and greens pair nicely with a lighter white varietal or even a rosè, a lovely compliment to food with the higher acidic palette. Our bodies make a shift just as the seasons do, and so should our food choices.
There's lots of reasons to embrace the charms and the positive vibrations of the Spring season. Whatever you do, think spring and Have Some Fun Today!
Written and contributed by HSFT writer Rebecca Doubek who loves the vibe of spring...