I know! Itâ€™s exciting. Winter can be wonderful, with fires, Christmas and deeply-flavored casseroles blip-blipping away on the stove, but the promise of spring has a magic all of itâ€™s own.
Of course, the weather might not change overnight, and thereâ€™ll still be chillier, breezy days, but generally, spring is definitely in the wings and about to make an appearance!
To be honest, I sometimes find it easier to realize fresh starts and good intentions now, rather than at New Year. The brighter skies, lighter evening and milder temperatures make it easier to tackle things head on than during those dark, cold January days.
These pointers are less resolutions, more life-tweaks to mark the changing of the season. Fancy joining in?
Thereâ€™s precious little time for introspection, but itâ€™s really worthwhile taking a few moments each day to clear your mind of clutter (shopping, work, trying to find the perfect storage solution for spare shoes) and thinking quietly about how youâ€™re feeling. Anything youâ€™re not content with? Have you been feeling a bit out of sorts but not sure why? Thereâ€™s no quick fix here, but itâ€™s worth just trying to ring-fence a few minutes daily to check in with yourself, and make sure that youâ€™re coping with the peaks and troughs of life. After all, weâ€™re always asking other people how they are!
Do you keep a garden? This is a great time to draw up a planting plan for the coming year. Do you love fresh flowers? How about setting aside a patch of ground for a cutting patch of glorious annuals? Gathering an armful of blooms from your garden is a real joy! And how about tweaking your spring look, without being too dramatic. If you wear make up, then a new lipstick or gloss in a lighter pigment, or maybe a haircut that you havenâ€™t tried before can give you a real lift.
Looking Well! Alkaline Water Helps!
Think about going to bed and setting the alarm half an hour earlier, then dedicate that time to you. Drink a long, cool glass of alkaline water with a spritz of fresh lemon juice, do some stretches, go for a run or just sit quietly, contemplating the day ahead. You know yourself the best, so do whatever works for you.
Are you trying something new or make any life-tweaks this spring? Share your goals, weâ€™d love to hear from you!