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Change of Seasons, Spring

With the change of seasons comes a chance to try something different. Liberate your mind, your senses, and your spirit.

Try some self-directed outdoor meditation. Lie back and think of nothing for as long as it takes to relax.

Pick a day to check out an art gallery, a theatre or explore a part of town you have never been before.

It's spring cleaning time! When you remove distractions from your outside world, you clear your inner mind.

Get outside for a hike. See if you can get a friend to come along or create a spring playlist to rock out to!

Grab your favourite book and head outside to read it under the shade of a tree. Bring a blanket and a snack.

Choose a recipe and make a meal you've been wanting to try! Challenge: buy random ingredients and see what happens.

Take the opportunity to meet new people. Winter can be long when we’re inside a lot. Look for community classes to join.

Walk to work, school or your hobby. Give yourself enough time that you don't get stressed out about timing.

Dress in bright colours. It's easy to get caught up in wearing only black, but bright colours can brighten up your day.

Rearrange your space. Reorient your rooms to have more positive energies and to take advantage of the late-day sun.

Treat yourself to your favourite ice cream. Better yet, buy a container of it and share it with the people you love.

Leave your window open all night so you can fall asleep with fresh air on your face (before it gets too hot).

Enjoy the late afternoon sun and lounge outside with some friends and cold drinks on the patio.

Go to the park for a game of basketball, soccer, frisbee, or whatever your sport is.

Buy or pick yourself some fresh flowers. Nothing says spring like fresh cut flowers. 

Start a photo journal of all the beautiful things you see this season. Keep it for when the winter blues hit.

Fill a jug with freshly sliced lemons or cucumbers - a yummy and refreshing way to stay hydrated.

The next time spring showers hit, take time to sit and watch them with a warm drink. 

Disconnect from your technology. Explore who you are and what you want to do when you're not plugged in. 

Try out bird watching. Even if the birds don't keep your attention, the sun and the spring wind are beneficial. 

Go to a local sporting event. Get caught up in the excitement and cheer for your favourite team.

Join a running group, go online to find when classes begin and connect with others. 

Pick a night to sleep outdoors. Curl up and enjoy the warmth of the season rushing over you.

Head to the farmers' market and buy some fresh local veggies for yourself and those you love. 

Start a little garden for yourself. Whether it's veggies, herbs or flowers, enjoy watching something you planted grow.

Set mini goals each day. If you have a springtime goal, work towards it slowly but surely. 

Go through your clothes and donate anything that doesn't fit or make you happy. Put away your winter clothes.

Make yourself some Kool-Aid. Pro tip: freeze some to keep your drink cool without watering it down.

Plan a day entirely for yourself. Disconnect from others and connect with yourself while doing something you love. 

Try taking a class. If there's nothing locally that interests you, check out Coursera, Udacity or Skillshare.