After hunkering down for the harshness of winter, Spring is the perfect time to start shedding those layers, setting new goals and embracing the beauty of new beginnings that Spring is so capable of.
It’s also a great time to pause, reset and refresh, and ask yourself what aspects of your day bring you joy? Is there something you would like to be doing more of, less of? or maybe there’s a new hobby you’re curious to start..?
How could you adapt your lifestyle to introduce these changes into your daily life, and really make the most of the season.
Why not note down...
3 things you would like to do more of
3 things you would like to do less of
and 1-3 things you would like to start doing
This can be anything you choose, from having less clutter, to finding more time to read and pursue mindful activities. Think about what really brings you joy and helps you to unwind from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
For me, I decided I would like to do…
- Reading of books I enjoy, that I can really get lost in.
- Time for exercise
- Time with family & friends
- Negative thoughts
- Late night working
- Time on my phone
A creative hobby. Something I am still pondering, but I very much like the idea of making more time for home cooking and something mindful like drawing or painting (it’s here I have to remind myself that I don’t have to be particularly good at this)!
At one with Spring
Another lovely way to help you slow down and really feel at one with the beauty of Spring, is to think of the 5 senses. What is it that you associate with Spring and how could you explore each sense to really make the most of your favourite Spring ingredients…
Spring flowers, blossom trees, blue skies… How could you take full advantage of these things? Change your route to work? Buy yourself a fresh bouquet of tulips? Or by spending half an hour sat outside in the soft Spring sun, while you read a little…
The feeling of a warm cup of coffee, a good book in your hands or the feeling of soil beneath your fingertips as you sow your Spring seeds (Squashes, leeks, courgettes, and pumpkins are perfect to sow at this time of year).
What sounds do you associate with Spring? Birds singing, the leaves rustling? Or maybe you’ve created yourself a playlist filled with a selection of happy tracks, that never fail to bring a smile to your face?
Enjoy the richness of flavour that Spring has to offer, by eating seasonal fruits and vegetables… Some of these include: Asparagus, broccoli, Kale, new potatoes, radishes, beetroot, spring onions, rhubarb, strawberries, blackberries & raspberries. Could this also be the start of a new hobby to try?
Fresh, floral scents are often associated with the season.. Think calming lavender, freshly cut grass and the cleansing smell of fresh linens, candles aren’t just for winter…
These are all such small, little things, but things that will hopefully help you find and appreciate the joy of a simple Spring moment, before we find ourselves in the throws of Summer.
We’d love to hear what Spring means to you, so please let us know in the comments below.