Brighter Days

Brighter Days:
How Spring Boosts Your Mood & Well Being

With the cold, dark days of winter behind us, spring is finally in the air.

At last, we can peel off our winter scarves and gloves, make the most of the natural daylight, breathe in those beautiful, vibrant colours and uplifting scents of spring and enjoy a well-deserved boost to our mental health and well-being.

If you’ve ever wondered why we feel more positive and energetic during the spring, this article is for you. From better sleep to clearer thinking, less stress and improved overall health, spring has a transformative effect on our lives.

Why do we feel better during the spring?

1. We sleep better.

With the brighter spring days, you’ll have more energy to make it through your hectic day and sleep better at night.

This is because natural sunlight helps to regulate your circadian rhythm (‘body clock’) so that you can get the rest you need. Get outside in the earlier part of the day and you’ll fall asleep faster, get a more rejuvenating night’s sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed.

But that’s not all. When your skin is exposed to sunlight, it produces more vitamin D and elevates the feel-good hormone serotonin in your brain, giving your mental health the boost it needs.

2. We feel more energetic.

Have you ever noticed how getting out of bed is much easier when it’s already daylight outside? This is because the extra light we enjoy during the spring tells your pineal gland to reduce its production of the sleep hormone melatonin. As a result, you’ll feel less sluggish and sleepy and ready for action!

3. We’re more likely to get active.

During the winter, you spend more time inside your home and office and often don’t get the physical exercise you need.

But when spring comes along, this changes as your energy levels soar and your mental health improves. This means you’re more likely to spend time outdoors walking, biking, gardening, or jogging and moving your body.

When you get the physical activity and natural daylight our bodies crave, you’ll release those feel-good endorphins, reduce your stress levels, and feel much happier and healthier.

4. We can think more clearly.

Increased sunlight in spring encourages plants and flowers to burst into bloom, releasing oxygen, absorbing pollutants and releasing their gorgeous natural scents.

This enhanced air quality helps boost your health and well-being, while the natural aromatherapy effect of spring flowers and the scent of freshly cut grass reduces your stress levels, enhances your thinking power, and helps you feel fantastic.

5. We become more sociable.

As you and your family begin to wind down for the evening, the essential oils you employ should reflect the shift in mood and help harness it. Jasmine and rosewood with their richer, more sensual floral scents and, of course, chamomile, are all good choices for this time of the day. If you’re in need of a little ‘me time’, burning one of these fragrances whilst you bathe by candlelight is the perfect way to slow down and bliss out.

Feel great this spring

Soak up those extra daylight hours, improved air quality, and gorgeous spring fragrances. Get active outside and enjoy the beauty of natural green spaces. Bring the outdoors in with home fragrance and skincare infused with the powers of aromatherapy; escape the chaos of everyday life and make every day beautiful.

How can we make the most of spring for better mental health?

Boost your mood, sleep better, and feel more energetic this spring by making the most of the extra light. Here are some tips from our team at Valentte.

Spend time in natural light in the morning. Open your curtains, drink your morning coffee outside or take a walk.

Get active. Visit local parks, nature reserves and other green spaces with your friends or loved ones to reap nature’s healing benefits.

Soak up the scents, sounds and sights of spring. Spend time in nature and appreciate the beauty around you to reduce stress hormones and elevate your mood.

Add a touch of luxury to your day. Why not boost the healing benefits of spring by treating yourself (or a loved one) to a 100% natural product infused with spring scents like lavender, jasmine and rose to boost your mood further? We love the Calming Jasmine and Rosewood Body Wash and Serene Orange and Chamomile Body Butter for ultimate spring calm.

Brighter Days:
How Spring Boosts Your
Mood & Well Being

With the cold, dark days of winter behind us, spring is finally in the air.

At last, we can peel off our winter scarves and gloves, make the most of the natural daylight, breathe in those beautiful, vibrant colours and uplifting scents of spring and enjoy a well-deserved boost to our mental health and well-being.

If you’ve ever wondered why we feel more positive and energetic during the spring, this article is for you. From better sleep to clearer thinking, less stress and improved overall health, spring has a transformative effect on our lives.

Why do we feel better during the spring?

1. We sleep better.

With the brighter spring days, you’ll have more energy to make it through your hectic day and sleep better at night.

This is because natural sunlight helps to regulate your circadian rhythm (‘body clock’) so that you can get the rest you need. Get outside in the earlier part of the day and you’ll fall asleep faster, get a more rejuvenating night’s sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed.

But that’s not all. When your skin is exposed to sunlight, it produces more vitamin D and elevates the feel-good hormone serotonin in your brain, giving your mental health the boost it needs.

2. We feel more energetic.

Have you ever noticed how getting out of bed is much easier when it’s already daylight outside? This is because the extra light we enjoy during the spring tells your pineal gland to reduce its production of the sleep hormone melatonin. As a result, you’ll feel less sluggish and sleepy and ready for action!

3. We’re more likely to get active.

During the winter, you spend more time inside your home and office and often don’t get the physical exercise you need.

But when spring comes along, this changes as your energy levels soar and your mental health improves. This means you’re more likely to spend time outdoors walking, biking, gardening, or jogging and moving your body.

When you get the physical activity and natural daylight our bodies crave, you’ll release those feel-good endorphins, reduce your stress levels, and feel much happier and healthier.

4. We can think more clearly.

Increased sunlight in spring encourages plants and flowers to burst into bloom, releasing oxygen, absorbing pollutants and releasing their gorgeous natural scents.

This enhanced air quality helps boost your health and well-being, while the natural aromatherapy effect of spring flowers and the scent of freshly cut grass reduces your stress levels, enhances your thinking power, and helps you feel fantastic.

5. We become more sociable.

When it’s cold and dark outside, you tend to arrive home from work and want to do nothing else than curl up with a delightful book or sink into a luxurious, relaxing bath.

However, when spring arrives and we can enjoy more light and longer days, you’ll feel more inspired to go outside, meet people and socialise. This helps you feel connected with your community, fosters a sense of belonging and reduces feelings of loneliness and isolation.

How can we make the most of spring for better mental health?

Boost your mood, sleep better, and feel more energetic this spring by making the most of the extra light. Here are some tips from our team at Valentte.

Spend time in natural light in the morning. Open your curtains, drink your morning coffee outside or take a walk.

Get active. Visit local parks, nature reserves and other green spaces with your friends or loved ones to reap nature’s healing benefits.

Soak up the scents, sounds and sights of spring. Spend time in nature and appreciate the beauty around you to reduce stress hormones and elevate your mood.

Add a touch of luxury to your day. Why not boost the healing benefits of spring by treating yourself (or a loved one) to a 100% natural product infused with spring scents like lavender, jasmine and rose to boost your mood further? We love the Calming Jasmine and Rosewood Body Wash and Serene Orange and Chamomile Body Butter for ultimate spring calm.

Feel great this spring

Soak up those extra daylight hours, improved air quality, and gorgeous spring fragrances. Get active outside and enjoy the beauty of natural green spaces. Bring the outdoors in with home fragrance and skincare infused with the powers of aromatherapy; escape the chaos of everyday life and make every day beautiful.

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