We absolutely love spring, right? We love the fresh smell in the air as Mother Nature shows off in all her glory. The spectrum of colours are all around us as the flowers and trees blossom in greens, whites, yellows and pinks, to name a few. Then, of course, we have nature’s alarm clock, the chorus of birds who harmoniously wake us up as the sun rises every morning. Spring has a way of making us feel so good to be alive and literally put a spring in your step.
1) Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning is a tradition that most of us have grown up with. Spring is a great time to clear out all the things we may have accumulated over the winter or indeed, accumulated over the years. Take an inventory of your living space and donate, recycle and dispose of what you do not use. It’s amazing how much clutter we can hold onto. It is said that in order for you to manifest your desires in your life, you need to live in a clutter-free environment. In other words, you need to clear space to allow new things to come in.
After the months consuming the winter warming foods, spring is a time where we can take advantage of eating lighter meals, such as succulent salads, nourishing smoothies and foods of the new season. Many people embark on a spring detox especially around the time of the spring equinox, where the change of season is an auspicious time to cleanse both spiritually and physically.
3) Time To Get Away
City Breaks are great and it’s a good time to dust off your passport and travel to a city for a quick cultural experience. And if money is an issue, don’t forget you don’t have to go too far afield to enjoy something new and interesting. Why not research something closer to home and enjoy a staycation? How about booking yourself on a sightseeing tour in the city where you live? Be a tourist for the day and find out something new about your local history.
4) Catching Up With Friends
There is nothing like the onset of the milder weather and lighter and longer evenings to entice friends to meet up, share a meal or drinks and catch up on all that has been happening during the winter months and indulge in some al fresco dining. My Husband Tony and I take every opportunity to enjoy a meal or a drink outdoors.
5) Switching Up Your Wardrobe
There is something about the yearly ritual of putting away the heavy winter clothing, replacing the coats with the blazers and the boots with the peep toe shoes. And although we tend to wear a lot of black, navy and greys in the winter, it is a time to experiment with lighter colours.
6) Get Outside
Whether it’s going for walks, exercising, eating your lunch in the park or exploring nature, spring is when we can all enjoy being outside. There are studies that have shown that being outside has remarkable benefits for our mental wellbeing. It reduces depression and reverses the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or ‘Winter Blues’ which is caused by shortened daylight hours and a lack of sunlight.
So enjoy the new season and embrace what spring has to offer!
What will you be doing to mark the onset of spring? Please share with me below, I would love to hear.
Until next time.
PS: I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all those who have reached out to me following my previous post about my Dad passing away in January.