1. Plant Something
That you can use
Of course I would say this right? I find it so so enjoyable and rewarding though! If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry, you don’t have to plan an entire garden, just choose one simple thing and watch it grow this summer! It is so much fun to see something grow that you planted and reap the benefits of it! If you’re a beginner, choose something easy and that you will enjoy! For example, a herb that you could use, lettuce, a tomato plant or all the ingredients for your favorite salad or pico de gallo. Zinnia, petunia, dahlia or a perennial are all very easy-to-grow flowers when planted in the ground. Violets, ivy or succulents are very hardy potted plants. Put the seed in the soil and watch it grow! Thought potted plants are simple and you can keep them inside, if you have a spot outside, I would recommend planting there! It requires a lot less maintenance (watering, nutrition) and will grow bigger!
2. Eat fresh! | Bake something bright!
Fresh food is here and this is a great time to start incorporating it into your diet! Celebrate spring with bright, fresh flavors like lemon, lime, cilantro, asparagus, rhubarb and coconut. Next week I’ll share with you some of my favorite spring recipes.
3. Take a walk or bike ride in nature & enjoy the surroundings
There’s so many wonderful things to do in the spring! Picnics, bike rides, nature walks, fishing, mushroom hunting, hiking, horseback riding, softball, golf, a visit to the farmer’s market. What are your favorite activities to do in the spring?
4. Notice the slight changes of growth and new life
Capture it on camera.
Things change everyday in the spring. It is a delightful time! Notice the first starts of leaves on your trees, the first buds on blooming trees, grapevines or flowers. Take notice of the slight changes from day to day and you’ll be blown away, it is a source of hope in nature.
5. Observe birds/ animals
Birds are fascinating! See how many types you can spot and if you can decipher their sounds. Put a birdhouse out for a front row seat! This is a great time to visit the zoo!
6. Buy fresh flowers for your table
There’s nothing like fresh flowers. If you haven’t done it in a while, go ahead, buy yourself some flowers! There are usually good priced ones at your local grocery store.
7. Spring Clean
One task at a time.
This may sound like something to put on the dreaded list not the fun spring list, however, there are so many rewards to completing this task in the spring. De-cluttering will help you feel refreshed and completing a big task will kick start your energy for the summer! Don’t try to conceptualize cleaning the entire house at once, do one task at a time, like the refrigerator. Put a timeline on your spring-cleaning; say 2 weeks to a month. If you don’t get through the whole list by the time your done, don’t stress. No matter what you do, you’ll feel better once you’ve done it and it will lead to more productivity!
1. Re-energize yourself!
Get a pedicure/ manicure; get active; eat clean.
Speaking of getting re-energized, it’s important to get yourself revved up for the upcoming outdoor, longer days of summer! The winter can leave you feeling sluggish, and perhaps with a few extra pounds than you’d like to claim. Start adding exercise and a clean diet to your routine so that you feel the same energy as you see outside!
9. Enjoy your meals outside
The more you can get outside the better. Even if you feel comfortable inside, usually the fresh air and surroundings will give you energy and lightness of spirit! Find a way to be outside everyday. Have your lunch outside, take a morning walk or take your work outside if you can.
10. Fly a kite
Smell the roses, feel the sun on your face, smile; take in the small moments. Spring is a sweet season.
I hope you were inspired!
Next week I'll share with you some of my favorite sweet spring desserts! Does anyone want to hear more about gardening/ planting? I'm not an expert but if you want basic advice I could talk about it for days!
Have a wonderful week!