Mar 14, 2018

5 Tips to Stay Balanced When Seasons Change

Happy first day of spring! Today is the Vernal Equinox, one of two times in the year where day and night hang in perfect balance. In the northern hemisphere, every day after today has a little more light in it. But here at the point of transition, with the world in equal balance, is the perfect time to check in with yourself and recalibrate your wellness routine. As we know, Spring’s loveliness also brings allergies, changing routines and unpredictable temps, so put yourself in balance with these 5 natural tips to help boost your energy, immunity, and overall well-being:

1. Catch your ZZZs

You’ve heard it before, and we’ll say it again, because it’s THAT important– getting in the pattern of better sleep really is a game changer. Starting this habit is easier said than done, and it’s all about making the ultimate nesting situation. Set a daily reminder on your phone to start your bedtime routine at a consistent time and create a ritual that you look forward to before sleep. Perhaps it’s a good book with a sleepytime tea and spoonful of Comvita Manuka Honey; maybe it’s a soothing face mask with a 10 minute meditation. Even the simple act of putting your phone across the room, lying on your back and deep breathing will ease you off to dreamland faster, and more deeply, with everything feeling a little more possible the next day.

2. Boost Your Immunity

This one sounds intimidating but there are easy ways to get the immune support you need to feel impervious to seasonal shifts. Propolis is one of our favorite natural supplements to support the immune system. Bees use propolis to protect their hive from infection. For this reason, propolis is known as ‘nature’s best defense.’ It’s a powerful, natural antioxidant providing protection from free radical damage. You can incorporate it by using the capsules, oral spray, or adding a drop to a glass of water once a day.

3. Detoxify Your Home(s)

A clear space makes for a clear mind. But this isn’t just about organizing and deep cleaning your kitchen, bedroom and living room. Flushing the body is equally important during equinox. A routine of detoxifying meals, dry skin brushing, and simple yoga twists will help naturally rid the body of built up toxins and help you reset for the new season.

4. Two words. STAY HYDRATED

Keeping a reusable water bottle on you is the easiest way to kick dehydration to the curb. Sipping water consistently throughout the day helps flush unwanted bacteria, and as it starts to get warmer out and we sweat more, it’s important to replace your body’s natural source of H2O.

5. Keep Your Menu Seasonal

Eating produce that is local and in-season will help you sync up with your environment and live more in balance with your surroundings. This seasonal food guide is a great resource to determine the best fruits and vegetables to eat based on your location and season: