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Spring Self Care Ideas Card Deck Printable

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Spring Self Care Ideas Card Deck Printable

Putting this printable deck of spring self care ideas together for you was a two day labor of love! I dove into all of my old tools that I used to use for myself – especially to pull out of the winter blues every spring. The way I would incorporate these self care habits into my daily life was to simply make ‘self care’ a recurring task on my Todoist to-do lists. Then I would choose from a list of ideas based on how much time I had on any given day. You can print out these cards on thick paper, or on regular paper and laminate them, too.

I made sure that almost all of these suggestions are free or almost free – all you need is time. And many of them can be adapted to fit into the busiest of schedules, so please give yourself the gift of a little care and make yourself a priority. I also suggest doing these activities with  slowness and mindfulness. 5 minutes of simply observing nature is better for your soul than trying to plan a perfectionist picnic. In fact, just shush that perfectionist voice while you’re doing these things altogether!

Check out our summer self care ideas card deck, too!

24 Low Cost and Free Springtime Self Care Ideas

  1. Outdoor Walks: Take leisurely walks to enjoy the blooming flowers and fresh air.
  2. Adult Coloring: Slow down and let your creativity flow with some colored pencils and mindful time for yourself.
  3. Send a Postcard: Write a short note to a friend and pop it into the mail box – it’s an old school text message!
  4. Spring Cleaning: Declutter and deep clean your living space for a fresh start.
  5. Gardening: Start a garden or tend to existing plants to connect with nature and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of gardening.
  6. Picnics: Pack a picnic and enjoy meals outdoors in parks or gardens.
  7. Cuddle Session: Grab an animal, a child, a teddy bear, or a spouse / partner and snuggle up together. Bonus points for skin to skin contact.
  8. Fresh Produce: Incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables into your meals for added nutrition.
  9. Springtime Recipes: Experiment with light and fresh recipes featuring seasonal ingredients.
  10. Exercise Outdoors: Take advantage of the pleasant weather by exercising outdoors, whether it’s jogging, cycling, or practicing yoga in the park.
  11. Spring Scents: Surround yourself with uplifting scents like freshly cut grass, blooming flowers, or citrus essential oils.
  12. Safe Sunbathing: Get some natural light therapy by sitting in the sun with sunscreen on for 30 minutes or less.
  13. Open Windows: Let in the fresh air by opening windows and allowing natural ventilation.
  14. Springtime Crafts: Engage in creative activities like flower arranging, painting, or DIY projects inspired by spring.
  15. Birdwatching: Spend time observing birds and listening to their songs in your backyard or local nature areas.
  16. Al Fresco Dining: Dine outdoors at restaurants or cafes to enjoy the spring weather.
  17. Day Trips: Plan day trips to explore nearby parks, nature reserves, or botanical gardens.
  18. Journaling: Reflect on your goals and aspirations for the season ahead in a spring-themed journal.
  19. Nature Observation: Practice mindfulness by focusing on the sights, sounds, and sensations of spring.
  20. Outdoor Reading: Set up a cozy reading nook outdoors and indulge in a good book.
  21. Spring Equinox Celebration: Honor the arrival of spring with a special celebration or ritual.
  22. Self-Care Spa Day: Treat yourself to a spa day at home with facials, body scrubs, and relaxation techniques.
  23. Community Events: Attend local festivals, farmers’ markets, or community events to connect with others.
  24. Gratitude Practice: Cultivate gratitude for the beauty and abundance of springtime by keeping a gratitude journal or simply taking moments to appreciate the wonders around you.
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