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.