March 18, 2022 2 min read
Are you ready for Spring?
In anticipation of the coming warmth months and growth that comes with it, here are 4 tips to help you optimize this great time of year:
1: Get out of hibernation mode
Time to shake the dust off! We've all had a long winter of evenings filled with movies & hot tea or cocoa while sitting under a blanket. Now is a great time to get mentally prepared to be more active & involved.
Set aside time to mindfully sit and make goals for what you want to accomplish this spring, and create sub-goals to use as benchmarks on your path to springtime success!
2: Plan to get active
After a long winter, going outside will feel great. Check up on local events, or trails, peaks or destinations you'd like to achieve!
By signing up for an event or sharing your goals, you’re more likely to feel accountable to other people to show up, and are therefore more likely to follow through on your exercise goals. It’s a win-win!
3: Start your garden
Those of you who garden probably don’t have to be reminded of this. For those with a green thumb, planning a vegetable or flower garden is a highlight of early spring, with all the fun of imagining how beautiful it will be, and how tasty the veggies will be! Those of you who have never tried gardening before – give it a shot!
Raising one or two tomato plants from seeds will give you a sense of accomplishment, you’ll get to know first-hand how delicious garden-fresh vegetables can be, and you’ll get a real sense of pride when you’re able to use the fruits of your labor (literally!) in your own salad or recipe.
4: Spring Cleaning
Many of us agree: cleaning is never fun. Many of us can also agree: having a clean place to live is great. Therefore we need to go through one to get the other. The best way to tackle spring cleaning is to just do it. Schedule a time for you and your roommates, partner, spouse, kids, and/or everyone else well in advance to power through it and get it done.
Be sure to put it on everyone’s calendar. Make up a chore list, split it up, and tackle it. Turn it into an event, complete with party music, fresh air, and peoples’ favorite foods, and you’ll be done before you know it!