The picnics are back! The weather is heating up, most states now have the opportunity of enjoying outdoor time with our nearest and dearest, and the parks are looking very tempting. It’s time to grab your sangas, ice-cold beverages, and picnic rugs – and head over to your nearest patch of sunshine.
From mood-changing playlists to calorie-burning workouts, we’ve collated a list of spring must-haves that will keep your mood high and feeling good all season long.
1. Iced Beverages:
More specifically, Iced Coffee. As soon as the temperature hits above 25 degrees, we immediately feel the need to turn all of our favorite drinks into refreshing, iced versions. Coffee is already a necessity to start the morning, so why not kill two birds with one stone?! Whether it be an esky of lemonade or McDonald’s Frozen Cokes, stay cool and refreshed with your favorite drinks.
This app is a music streaming service that specializes in interactive playlists and personalized music recommendations based on your mood. It makes discovering music more exciting than ever – start with just one song or artist and the platform instantly creates a tailored playlist for you. Whether you’re feeling blue that you haven’t had your second dose yet, or want to dance around like no one’s around with your friends at a local park, Moodagent will have the perfect playlist for you.
3. Picnic baskets and rugs:
The humble picnic is about to have its moment in the sun – and you should be prepared. Beyond a pristine picnicking spot, there are only a few things you need to ensure your picnic goes as smoothly as possible! Grab your favorite picnic basket, that will keep everything cold during endless hours in the sun, picnic rug, sunscreen, your favorite picnic snacks, and a good mood! You can choose from affordable options at places like Cotton On to exxy boutique offerings from The Beach People, but either way, they beat packing everything into a plastic bag!
4. Exercise apps:
What better way to exercise than outside in the sunshine? If you’re struggling with motivation to stay fit whilst we can’t get back to the gym just yet, KIXXFIT could be your solution. The health and fitness app connects people with coaches and virtual workouts that fit their preferences. On the app, you’ll find yoga, pilates, strength weight loss, stretching, meditation, recipes from nutritionists, and more. From the comfort of your own home (or favorite park!), KIXXFIT will help you get your sweat on and boost those endorphins.
5. Building Self-Care into your schedule:
Self-care is not an indulgence. Allowing time for relaxation, social activities and other feel-good needs helps keep you healthy and helps you tackle your daily responsibilities more easily and effectively. We made self-care a large priority in lockdown, but why does it have to end there? Continue to indulge in elements that help you recharge and replenish your energy – after all, you will be busy picnicking every weekend! Try reading, journaling, taking a walk, or listening to music to continue to prioritize your mental wellbeing.
The list could go on, but these are just a few of the things that we have turned to, to get that pep back in our steps!