The season of new beginnings has begun, Spring is the season of possibilities. Here are 7 ways to celebrate spring.
Spring is…the season of new beginnings for plants, animals and people. New seedlings are pushing their way up through the soil, animals are coming out of hibernation and people are doing the same. We are all emerging from the cold and darkness to longer, sun filled days. Today I am sharing 7 ways to celebrate spring and all it has to offer.
Eighty percent of all resolution made in January failed by mid-February. Honestly, it is not hard to see why. For most of us it is cold, gray and wet all winter long. For others there is snow and rain to contend with as well. The weather can dampen our spirits and keep us indoors eating comfort food instead of getting us outside to soak up some vitamin D. Time on the couch streaming movies leaves little time for exercise. Don’t get me wrong, I am all about winter nesting, in fact it is my favorite season for relaxing.
Spring though offers something different, it is a season of possibilities. A season to start fresh, start again, start over or to just start something. Why not use this new season to reset and start fresh, just like the seedlings you’ve been planting in your garden? I’ve put together a few ways to celebrate the season and to start over.
The Season of New Beginnings: 7 ways to celebrate Spring
Take advantage of the extra hours of sunlight and get outside and play, walk, or simply sit and take in your surroundings. Plant a garden, put up a birdhouse or a bird bath that you can enjoy as much as the birds, butterflies, and squirrels. Not only will you enjoy your time in the sun but your body can soak up some vitamin D, which is good for your bones, immune system and so much more.
2. Reassess and Recommit to Your Goals
Reassess and recommit to whatever you have had on the back burner or to those things or goals that you made resolutions for in January that have fallen by the wayside.
3. Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
Enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables, in the Spring that includes asparagus, spring greens, leeks, carrots, rhubarb, berries, lemons. After a long winter of comfort foods, our bodies are craving fresh fruits and vegetables, the great thing is that you can find all of these fruits and vegetables and more at your local farmers markets.
4. Spring Clean Your House
I remember as a child my grandmother spring cleaning. After a long winter in the Mid-west it was time to throw open the windows and doors, clean the windows, rugs and the house. Not only of the stain air and dust but fo the clutter.
Declutter your closets, kitchen drawers, bookcase, and garage. Getting rid of extraneous, unused items is good for you and the recipients of your clothing, books and home decor items.
Don’t forget to clean or replace your vents, change your alarm batteries(fire, doorbell, security), and your light bulbs.
Spring may also be a good time to declutter your life of emotional things that have been being you down.
5. Plan an Adventure or Take a Trip
Take a trip. The past few years have kept many of us from traveling and now that things are opening back up maybe it is time to start planning or replanning your long awaited trip. Seeing and discovering new places not only helps you grow but also allows you to “escape” even for a few days from your job and to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones.
The good news is that you do not need to go farm from home to reconnect with yourself or loved ones. You can take a staycation and explore your home town, go camping or on a retreat. Make a Spring bucket list to enjoy alone or with family and friends.
6. Start a New Habit
Spring is the perfect time to try something new and create a new habit in your life. Maybe you want to walk 12,000 steps a day or ride your bike daily, perhaps you want to try intermittent fasting, getting up early or quit a bad habit. Whatever you do remember it is a marathon not a sprint, take things slow, start small set goals and eventually with incremental advances you will achieve whatever you set your mind to.
Take time to journal each day, it is a wonderful form of self-care and therapy to declutter your mind and let go of things that are bothering you. Use your journal to jot down thoughts, goals, highs and lows in your life and to gain perspective on your life.
Do you think Spring is a time of renewal? What do you do to rejuvenate yourself in the Spring?
I hope that you enjoyed the Season of New Beginnings: 7 ways to celebrate Spring. Please share the ways that you are enjoying spring in your area. Have a wonderful day friends.
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