You’ve been through the doldrums of winter and the snow has all melted, and now pops of color can be seen all over the landscapes. They say April showers bring May flowers, so it may be time to go tip-toeing in the tulips to celebrate springtime! If you’re looking for ideas on how to celebrate the season, read ahead!
They say spring is the season of rebirth, so what better way to feel fresh and new than to get some spring cleaning done?! Spring cleaning doesn’t have to mean giving your whole house a deep clean and scrubbing the baseboards, although that isn’t a bad suggestion if a springtime thunderstorm is rolling through.
Spring cleaning can mean tidying up the lawn from last fall’s leaves and fallen branches, putting a fresh coat of paint on the shed, repairing the porch, taking the car to the local car wash, or clearing out your closet and donating clothes you haven’t worn in a while to a worthy charity. Whatever it is that will help you usher in the new can be considered a good spring clean (and very therapeutic!).
Springtime is also about rejuvenation. Take a note from mother nature because spring is when flowers start to bloom, trees start to bud, chicks and birds begin to hatch, and many babies are born. If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate yourself, think about getting your teeth whitened, treating yourself to a professional massage, or even visiting a spa for a facial. Anything that helps you feel new and refreshed is a great way to celebrate springtime and rejuvenation!
Let’s face it—you’ve probably been cooped up indoors for most of the winter. Now that temperatures are starting to rise, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors and take a hike! Head out to the local park or hiking trail and get moving! Bring along the family, kids, or even your four-legged friend, and enjoy what nature has to offer. You can even take the time to stop and smell the roses, pack a lunch and have a picnic, or celebrate springtime just by being one with nature.
Springtime is all about transformation, so why not change things up? Spring is the perfect time to try something new, be it big or small. Celebrate springtime this year by visiting a local salon for a new haircut or color, picking a new nail polish in a bold, fun shade, or choosing a new outfit and experimenting with a new style (consider visiting a thrift store and giving some former fashion trends a new lease on life).
But don’t forget to refresh your insides, as well! That could mean taking up yoga or pilates for mindfulness and core strength or learning to eat a little healthier. After all, this time of year, farmers’ markets are abundant and full of amazing (and fresh) in-season produce. Pick up something new and cook a new recipe as part of your spring refresh!
Spring is the perfect time to get your garden growing! And it’s also the perfect time to start your garden—from scratch. Take some seeds and plant them in an old egg carton or biodegradable cup. Once the seedlings have started growing, transfer them to larger pots or outdoors and continue to watch them grow all season long. It doesn’t just have to be vegetables either—consider growing your own herbs or flowers.
Gardening not your thing? There are plenty of varieties that don’t need a lot of maintenance or sunlight. Or you can always choose a cactus or succulent for something a little more hands-off.
If none of those ideas are up your alley, take the time this spring to try something new! Maybe it’s joining a new community group, picking up a new activity, trying a new food, meeting new people, or just starting to journal. Pick something new to challenge yourself or something that you have been thinking about trying for a while. Just make sure whatever you do this spring, you do it with you in mind!
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