Springtime is a time for new beginnings
Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.
—Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
Springtime is the essence of new beginnings. The days are becoming longer, if we are lucky, temperatures become a little more palatable, and we begin to shake off the winter blanket of hibernation. The cycle of seasons is a micro-cycle of life itself, it’s no mistake that when the sun appears, the lambs are born and the leaves on the tree start sprouting. It’s a time of rebirth and renewal.
As children, the seasons seemed long and meaningful and spring was a time to look forward to; as we get older the seasons begin to speed up and life becomes a continuous whirlwind where we hardly get a chance to breath easily, never mind really stop and think about our own renewal at this time. Stop we must though, get off that treadmill and take a look at our lives.
What needs renewing today? If you are finding it difficult to think of what you might like to renew this spring, here are three tips to get started.
1. Take a notebook and write down what new situation, person or sense of being would excite you. What would make you feel that sense of adventure, curiosity or anticipation?
2. Do 3 things really differently this week. Take a different route home. Join a class, or plan a day out with someone you haven’t seen for ages. Getting out of your routine and comfort zone can help to kick-start your adrenalin flowing.
3. Get unfinished business off your mind. Finish that essay, clean that clutter away, make your mind up to get everything off that things to do list. You have to clear away the old to make way for the new.
When you can embrace springtime with a sense of adventure, you know it’s truly in the air!