This feels like a spring to remember. It’s more than just a change of seasons. We are beginning to open the door to a new beginning for all of us. It’s safe to say that it’s been a “very long, hard winter.” Let’s discover ways of welcoming spring season this year with wide-open arms:
Embrace the new and vibrant colors of spring.
Stop to notice the new buds emerging from dormant plants and trees all around you. These colors are nature’s way of showing us that there is always new life and color to look forward to just around the corner! Take the time to truly notice and appreciate the multitude of fresh new colors this spring.
The crisp, beautiful early mornings welcome us in the spring.
Longer days mean earlier, brighter mornings. There is nothing like the freshness of a spring morning. Set your alarm earlier to take full advantage of this time. Have your coffee while watching the sunrise. Maybe consider meditating outside if you can. Get out for a walk with your dog in the early morning sunshine. Embrace the beginning of this beautiful season in early morning awe.
We can clear our minds and spaces this spring season.
Take this opportunity to really clear mental, physical, and emotional spaces this spring. Although the new year begins in January, in many ways, nature urges us to consider spring as the beginning of the year.
Learn how to spring clean your mind and plant seeds for new beginnings. Now is the time to take stock of your mental clutter and to make a change. Maybe you can consider a new vision board? Or some new affirmations? Begin a new self-care practice like writing morning pages to clear your mind of thoughts that no longer serve you. Consider revamping your personal care daily routine.
And for your space? Now is a great time to spring clean your closet. It doesn’t have to be a task we all dread. Try following Kate’s steps and feel lighter and more energized after you tackle your closet. As a reward, bring in some new stylish spring looks to enjoy this season. You deserve it!
For a special spring meditation, try Chopra’s “come alive this season” to help usher in the promise of new beginnings.
Welcoming spring season means knowing warmer weather is here to stay.
The warmer weather is what we’ve all been waiting for and what we are probably most excited about! Interestingly, it’s scientifically proven that sunshine actually does make us happier. Vitamin D plays a role in releasing important chemicals that enhance our mood while also encouraging deeper and better sleep.
We crave this warm weather and now is our chance to get outside and enjoy it every day.
Garden bench under pink sakura
Welcome the abundant beauty of nature this spring season.
Now is the time to clean out your window boxes and plan your new designs. In my early 30’s I bought an old victorian home, and truly my favorite event of the year was planting the window boxes every spring.
All season long and into the summer, I watched the geraniums and verbena blossom and reach out toward the sunlight. I always planted ivy and watched it gracefully grow, by august extending from the second story all the way down to the wide plank front porch on the main level. The simple things often bring the most joy! This is the time, and the season, to stop and notice them.
Before you plant your window boxes, make sure you know what your flowers mean. The secret language of flowers is fascinating!
Do you have any spring rituals? I’d love to hear!