Spring is finally here! The sun is starting to peak out from behind the clouds, the birds are beginning to chirp, and fragrant flowers are blooming everywhere. In many cultures, spring represents the idea of new beginnings and starting fresh. Just think about it- this is the time of year where we grow plants, start eating healthy, and follow in the footsteps of Piglet by partaking in spring cleaning. Here are a couple things I suggest you do to get you into the hopeful spirit of renewal and change.
Take a Walk and Enjoy the Sunshine
Get out there and bathe in the Vitamin-D! We have been sunshine-deprived for the last several months and it’s making all of us incredibly cranky. Not only can a sunny stroll clear your head, but it can also put you at ease. Once you’re in this frame of mind, it becomes easy to plan ahead and begin those projects that you’ve been holding off on.
Start Eating Healthy and Exercise
I’ll admit it, I need to take my own advice on this one. Luckily, I recently started going back to the gym again. Even though I tend to go in kicking and screaming on the inside, I feel great once I’m done. Feeling clean and healthy on the inside and out can affect your attitude and willingness to change more than almost any other factor. The process will begin to flow naturally.
Change Up Your Wardrobe
Even in San Diego, we’ve experienced a very rainy season this year. I don’t know about you, but I’ve grown extremely attached to my coat, bulky sweaters, and boots. It’s easy to become inseparable with your comfy winter clothes, but now is the time to shine! Drop the “we need to talk” line to those leggings and vests, and try to start wearing short sleeves and fun colors. Doing this might sound superficial, but you’d be surprised how much of an impact clothing can have on your mood. Even though I love fall/winter clothing, I tend to feel much more unmotivated when I wear it. For me personally, comfort equals eating more and sleeping more.
Go to the Beach or the Pool
People go to the beach to have a good time with friends and to take a brief vacation from their daily lives. Not all of us are fortunate enough to live close to a beach, but a local pool can create the same kind of atmosphere. Try to enjoy the nice weather, layout for a tan (if you need one), and hangout with some of the people that mean the most to you. You can only do this for two seasons out of the year, so you might as well enjoy it!
Transitioning from Winter to Spring can be quite the adjustment, but it’s always one that is exciting. Summer is right around the corner, so enjoy the little preview we get with the spring!
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Question of the Week:
What’s your favorite thing about Spring?