I was out with my boyfriend the other day when I noticed the daffodils out; for me, the first sign of spring. It looked lovely with the blue sky, even though it still felt freezing cold! It reminded me of new starts and I like to think that you can always have a new beginning, not just at the start of the year with New Year’s Resolutions. So with that in mind, here’s some things you could start that are new to you this spring.
Students aren’t exactly known for their ability to cook, but there’s a chance for you to learn some great spring dishes that are super healthy and great for your overall wellbeing. Cooking can be something really relaxing at the end of the day, if you enjoy trying new things. Find yourself a student cookbook; these are full of easy, cheap, healthy recipes that you can make by yourself or with your friends.
Having something creative to do is also great for your mental health. I always find it takes my mind off things and helps me to refocus. I’m not hugely artistic, but I like to use colouring books and puzzles to relax, especially during deadlines. You might find some crafts that you’d really like to try or pick up a new hobby like sketching.
Sports is my best way of refocusing and although it’s tiring, I always feel better for going to the gym. It’s something that releases my stress and all the built-up emotion from a bad day. We should all be doing some form of exercise regularly, so even if you do a light workout a couple of times a week, it’s a great start for both your physical and mental health. Start off in your living room and you’ll still see results pretty quickly.