Beautiful weather and new signs of life serve as a daily inspiration for you.

Hello, Spring! It’s time to usher in the new season with some new healthy habits. Every step you take toward improving your health is a step in the right direction. It helps you achieve the goals you set for yourself personally, professionally, socially, financially, spiritually, and creatively. It gives you a new perspective that helps you feel energized throughout the day and makes you excited to get out of bed each morning.

Experiment with Health-Building Habits Each Day

The best part of building routines each changing season is that you get to personalize them to fit your current lifestyle and to reflect the change in weather. You will learn very quickly what works for you and what doesn’t. You can then add new habits to your routine to fill in the gaps. 

Here is how to develop healthier habits this spring:

  • Adopt the S.M.A.R.T. method of obtaining goals. Make your goals this season Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. It ensures that you’re able to meet them successfully time and time again. It also gives you the motivation to complete them by a certain date. It gives your health goals a sense of urgency and priority in your life.
  • Allow room for slip-ups. If you make a mistake by eating the wrong thing or fail to exercise one day, don’t be too hard on yourself. It's about progress, not perfection. Give yourself room to make mistakes so that you’re better able to learn from the process. You’ll then be able to pick up right where you left off.
  • Spend more time outdoors. Give yourself the luxury of spending more time outdoors now that the weather has improved. Go walking, biking, hiking, and spend time in the garden. The benefits of gardening include increased exposure to the sun and better Vitamin D production, a key in strengthening our immune system, physical activity that works the muscles and helps burn calories, a sense of accomplishment in seeing what you’ve produced, and fresh, organic produce that helps you achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Now that you’ve got a routine that feels manageable to you, stick to it for at least 30 days to make it a habit. Track your progress in a journal, day planner, dry erase board or calendar. Try not to ‘break the chain,’ a practice that Comedian Jerry Seinfeld created where he marked off his progress consecutively on a calendar. Missing a day breaks the chain and changes the look of the calendar (or other tracking system adopted by you).

Continue Building Healthy Habits into Your Spring Routine

You’ve got plenty of reasons to be healthy this spring. Incorporating new habits into your daily routine each season allows you to take advantage of resources that aren’t necessarily available the rest of the year. Give yourself a new outlook by trying something outside your comfort zone. You’ll never know how much you like it until you’ve given it a try.

Sign up for that gym class, travel to that exciting destination spot, and buy yourself that new wardrobe. You’ve been working hard on improving your health, and it shows. It’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You’re getting better with each passing day that you commit to your health and happiness, and don't forget to consume adequate protein each day. Proteinwise helps you in getting your needed protein each day in a variety of ways. Enjoy!