Ready to bring new life into your home? To create that happy, fun, active life that has laid dormant in winter? Spring activities give us a new lease on life and let us connect back with the basics that make us happy. It’s time to take some time and invest in ourselves. You’ll be so much happier for it.
Walk in the rain
When it rains, we automatically think about staying inside. But all we need to enjoy nature is a good pair of boots and an umbrella. Spring temperatures mean a walk in the rain is actually a pleasant experience. Hearing the rain hit the leaves, the birds happily chirping away, and the dim of traffic noise being overshadowed by nature is a great way to find your inner peace.
Walking in the rain doesn’t have to be a long journey. Even a short stroll through your neighborhood park can work wonders on your psyche. Breathing in the fresh, oxygenated air, will leave your whole body tingling with the goodness of Spring.
Start your garden
Spring means new life. And new life is most pronounced in your garden. Spring is the perfect time to start digging, planting, and growing. Whether it’s cultivating the perfect bouquet of flowers you can pick for your home, or planting seeds that will turn into a summer feast, gardening is one of those spring activities that will bring a smile to your face.
If you’re not sure where to begin with a garden, start by paying attention to the gardens around you. Take pictures of neighbor’s yards and ask at your local gardening store for inspiration. A garden is everchanging. Sometimes you just need to dive in and see what works for you.
It’s hard to keep motivated during the Winter, which is why cleaning often happens in the Spring. Open the doors, let light in and suddenly you see all the dust that has accumulated. Cleaning is one of those spring activities that takes a lot of work, but the results are worth it. Start by changing sheets and putting away winter blankets and heaters. Freshen up musty rooms with some opened windows. Take large items outside for a deeper clean. The more you work at it, the more you will appreciate your home.
Get rid of clutter
Spring cleaning naturally leads into decluttering. It is far too easy to accumulate stuff and the Spring is the perfect time to go through everything. Start with broken items and try to repair them. Then look at items that are taking up space. If they don’t have meaning to them, it’s time to donate them. Check your wardrobe for what no longer fits or is too tired to wear. Give yourself permission to get rid of what you don’t want.