These Spring self-care ideas will help you feel refreshed and renewed. From Spring cleaning to engaging in a new hobby, now is the time to boost your mental health with these Spring self-care tips. So, celebrate the season of rebirth by taking the Spring self-care challenge!

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There are so many traditions I love to do for self-care in the Spring, the first of which is visiting the Philadelphia Flower Show in early March. It always feels like the first sign of the blossoming nature to come in a short time, even if it’s snowing while I’m there!

I also switch my candles from warm and earthy scents to light and fresh scents, add florals to our home, and open up the windows more often, which provides just as much self-care for my cats as for myself. They know best how to sniff the fresh air and bird watch!

We also try to do a Spring trip somewhere warmer (last year, the Bahamas and this year, Charleston). And, we celebrate our May wedding anniversary and make an extra effort to get outdoors for activities like bike rides and picnics.

There’s always something extra special about the first big thing you do outdoors each year, isn’t there?! When we planned our (partially outdoors) wedding for early May, I anticipated it would be the first time most of us would be celebrating outdoors that year, and that that alone would feel good to our guests. Luckily, the weather cooperated for us!

Lastly, I think Leo Tolstoy said it best about Spring self-care in Anna Karenina:

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”

This is exactly the time so many of us start planning the outside of our homes for the warmer months to come, and what we want to do in order to make the most of them this year.

With my own favorite types of Spring self-care as a starting point, below are dozens more Spring self-care ideas for you, followed by the specific products I recommend for your Spring self-care and, lastly, a Spring self-care challenge template that you can download and share on social media as you tackle your own Spring self-care.

Spring Self-Care Ideas

Attend a Spring wedding, graduation, communion, or another seasonal event for someone you love.

Bask in direct sunlight for 20 minutes a day.

Breathe in the fresh air.

Burn a floral or fruity candle.

Celebrate April Fools Day.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Celebrate Earth Day.

Celebrate Easter.

Celebrate Mother’s Day.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Check out the cherry blossom trees.

Clean your closet out.

Connect with someone in real life, preferably outdoors.

Cook something seasonal, like asparagus.

Cut or buy fresh flowers.

Dance in the rain.

De-clutter your home.

Decorate your home for the season.

Deep clean your home, car, and office spaces.

Do something in the early evening when it’s now light outside.

Do something new.

Do yoga and/or exercise outdoors.

Drink a refreshing beverage.

Drink coffee or tea al fresco at a café.

Eat fresh food that energizes you, like strawberries.

Fly a kite.

Garden and/or plant outdoors.

Get or give yourself a Spring-themed manicure and/or pedicure.

Give someone flowers.

Go to bed early to readjust your body for Daylight Savings Time.

Hang out at a park.

Have a garage sale.

Have a picnic or eat outside.

Host a tea party.

Journal about Spring, rebirth, nature, and growth.

Limit screen time with a social media detox.

Listen to a Spring-themed playlist.

Listen to the sounds of Spring.

Look for a rainbow after the rain.

Make a change in your life.

Meditate with nature sounds.

Notice changes in nature.

Open a window.


Paint, draw, or color nature.

Photograph nature.

Plan something.

Play a sport outdoors.

Practice seasonal gratitude for Spring.

Practice seasonal mindfulness for Spring.

Read a Spring-themed book and/or poetry.

Relax on a swing or hammock.

Restart something over again.

Shop at a farmer’s market.

Spend time outdoors with a pet or animal.

Spruce up your outdoor space(s).

Stop something that no longer serves you.

Swap heavy Winter skin care for lighter Spring skin care products.

Tackle a home improvement project.

Take a bath with floral aromatherapy.

Take a bike ride.

Take a walk or a hike.

Travel somewhere warm.

Visit a garden or greenhouse.

Visit an art museum or festival.

Visit an orchard or farm to pick berries.

Watch a Spring sporting event, like baseball or golf.

Watch the birds.

Watch the sunrise and/or sunset.

Wear lighter, brighter clothes.

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Take the Spring Self-Care Challenge

Now that you know all the best Spring self-care ideas, take the Spring self-care challenge! Use the Instagram story template below to track your own custom season of taking care of YOU.

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