How to call out the spring – couple rules of my own.

It is happening ! Spring has come and there is no time for us to lose. We have to start to deal with the nature explosion and longer day-to-day reality! (Oh well.. if we have to!)
Here are some ideas on how to invite the spring fully into our lives, and just go with the flow of its energy!

+ plant some flowers on your terrace/ balcony +

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Include some green into your surroundings. Get few flower pots, buy some soil and seeds and start the fun right over. You have no clue about it? Don’t worry.. There are lots of tutorials in the Internet which can help you to smoothly get things done. Not interested in farming? Hey, you can also just buy some of the grown flowers and arrange your outside space in you own favorite way!

+ include some fresh veggies into you diet +

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Markets are getting fuller with the fresh veggies, have you noticed? As a veggie lover I am a mad researcher of new vegetarian recipes. Spring is a great time for the explore process. Get some new ideas and go to the market to get some fresh flush of vitamins. Bring some of the spring into your plate!

+ change your phone play list +

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Find some nice tracks, check some new artists and refresh the music on your phone. It can help you to turn the switch in your brain. It might seams unusual but your mind can easily get linked the music that you are listening to, with the period of life, you are in. New season, new challenges – new music. That’s already a rule!

+ plan a trip for the weekend +

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You didn’t feel like going anywhere during the winter? That’s OK. It is spring now, so no better time to get to know new places. You don’t know where to go to? Use some of the useful Apps with their comments section or do some small research within your friends on your own. Who knows, maybe they will want to join you, and you can all arrange your roadtrip.

+ discover some new places to hang out +

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You have no time for the trips for now? Go around your city and look up for some new places to hang out. Bars, cafes, bookshops – there is always something new on the city map. Try some new menus, discover new cocktails. Live a little!

+ organize a picnic in the park +

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You have checked the weather cast and it says – sunny!? Invite some friends to come with you to the park. Get some snacks, a nice blanket and some games so you can enjoy first days of new season to the fullest!

Skin Quick Scan! Spring is almost here!

Winter time is not best for our skin. Especially for the face skin, which happens to be most exposed to every day struggle. Mix of cool air outside and the warm heat from indoors can make some damages to its delicate structure.
As weekend is almost here, check some of the face masks that you may easily prepare home with just few indigents and prepare your skin for upcoming spring!

In case you have a dry skin – Avocado + Honey + Coconut Oil

This is a great mask for dry, peeling and scaling skin. Both avocado and coconut oil provide deep moisture, while the honey helps to heal any chafed or raw areas.

1/2 of an avocado mix with 2 tablespoons of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil until it will become smooth. Apply to your face, avoiding your eyes, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. At the end of the process rinse your face with warm water in the shower. Voila!

In case your skin looks puffy and toxicated – Coffee + Cocoa Powder + Honey + Yogurt

What is so special about this mask ,is that the caffeine from coffee grounds will help to reduce swelling and puffiness on your face. By adding cocoa you will apply also a source of the antioxidants which help to reduce aging.

Mix 2 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee with 2 tablespoons of pure cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon of honey and 3 tablespoons of yogurt. Prepared mask put on your face for about 10 minutes, and later wash it off.

In case of oily face problems – Strawberrie + Lemon + Yogurt + Honey

Either it is a full face oily problem of just the T-section, try this amazing mask to get rid of the problem. Strawberries contain salicylic acid which is great for acne-prone skin. Lemon juice helps to tighten pores and remove old, dead skin cells. Yogurt and honey have antibiotic properties. All together deliver perfect solution for your oily skin.

Mix 1/4 cup of mashed strawberries with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply evenly all over your face and let sit 8-10 minutes. Wash it off after.

In case you have egzema or acne – Oats + Honey + Yogurt
Oatmeal is great for soothing rough, angry skin and for helping to heal eczema and acne breakouts. Paired with honey and yogurt, it’s a calming and revitalizing mask for all skin types

Mix 1/3 cup of instant oatmeal with 1/2 cup of hot water. After it will cool down add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Mix it all together and apply for your face and your decolletage. Wash off after 15 minutes. Smooth skin guaranteed!

10 things you can enjoy right this moment

Feeling blue today? Is it because of winter cold and the lack of the sun? Or you just had a very stressful day and don’t feel like doing anything? No stress! Bad mood is a part of our nature. Just try not to let it own you. Learn few easy tricks on how to pump those endorphins back to your system.

Smile
Whenever you feel awful, try to force yourself to smile. Our body is programmed in a way that the facial expression brings some good vibes and nice feeling. Which come to the conclusion that we are starting to feel better.

Catch some sun
Catching some Vitamin D with each sunshine brings our body a relief. Find 30 minutes to walk around and discover some amazing surroundings.

Have some chocolate
It is scientifically proven that chocolate caused the release of endorphins in the brain, making people feel happy right after!

Go for yoga
Each asana can only be done right, if you breath correctly. The combination of stretching and right breathing method, helps to pump the endorphins right away to your body.

Hug someone
Being close to another person always comes with the fact of an exchange of the energy. It also brings great memories of the time when we were kids, and could always find relief in our mother arms.

Visual your very best
Let’s be honest: None of us are exactly the person we want to be all the time. But imagining our “ideal” selves—calm, confident, sure of what you want. Feeling better already?

Do a little dance
This method works only if you put on your favorite song and dance like no one is watching. Damn.. you’re looking good!

Sniff certain scents
Research says that scents (orange and lavender to be precise) can help to reduce anxiety and improve mood. Get a scented candle or buy some aromatherapy set, and inhale!

Eat something you like
Fantastic cheesecake from the cafe at the corner or the amazing dumplings from Japanese restaurant, can bring the needed support. Don’t forget to smile while eating!

Give yourself a massage
Stress always come with some tense in your muscle. Try to gentle massage your neck, arms or any other part of your body that need to be healed. Even if it’s a bit painful at the beginning, don’t let go. Works every time!