(GivenUs.com) – Ah — the feeling of a fresh start! Spring is here, and the world may seem like it’s waking up. Tender buds unfurl on once-bare trees, and tiny wildflowers peek up from cracks between pavement as gardens burst into bloom. Birds chirp, bees buzz and you may even find yourself stirring from the gloom of winter and feeling the newness of spring inside you.
Watching the world bloom can be a treat, but to truly experience the rewards of spring, let it inspire you to make a fresh start of your own. But how and where should you begin?
Here are eight wonderful ways to embrace a fresh start in the spirit of spring.
Begin a New Healthy Ritual
Spring has sprung! Use the energy of the season to begin a new healthy ritual. Perhaps it’s time to start a morning gratitude practice or to get serious about drinking more water each day. Decide on one healthy ritual you can do each day, and let spring motivate you to begin.
Nurture Something New
Yes, you could absolutely plant a seed and watch it grow. But for those of you who don’t have green thumbs or any interest in gardening, consider planting a different sort of seed — the kind where you plant an idea or find a way to inspire others.
Perhaps what you need to nurture is a new interest or new relationship. Maybe it’s time to nurture a new thought or idea. Whatever you plant in your life is what will grow. Consider where you want to devote your energy in order to grow something wonderful.
Spring Clean Your Car
Spring does inspire fresh, clean spaces. Regardless of the amount of time you spend in your vehicle, it’s likely time to clean it out. Washing your car and cleaning it out can give you a sense of achievement. Turn up your favorite playlist and get to work!
Spring Clean Your House
That fresh spring feeling can also help motivate you to tackle household projects. Clean out that closet, refresh your wardrobe or just clear the clutter to truly live the spirit of the season. Spring cleaning your home will help your environment feel clear and relaxed. There are also health benefits you may experience just from cleaning up.
Spring Clean Your Thoughts
Don’t forget your headspace while you’re cleaning out those closets! While you’re getting your house and car in order, consider cleaning out your thoughts. Do you nurture negativity? Have you spent time growing seeds of anger and resentment? Is the big bully in your life (gasp) YOU? Pulling out the weeds of negative thoughts to replace them with ones that better serve your life and purpose will help you feel empowered by the season.
Reinvigorate Your Relationships
For a fresh start, it may be time to evaluate your relationships. Spring is the perfect time to reinvigorate the ones that matter most — and to consider tossing the ones that have simply fizzled out. Look for ways to put the spark back into romantic relationships and even reignite the excitement of your friendships. Tune in by being more present with others, and you may find your relationships bloom with care and attention.
It’s difficult to gain a real fresh start when you refuse to forgive yourself. So, you’ve made some mistakes. Haven’t we all? Spring is the perfect time to share some kindness with yourself. Recognize that you aren’t perfect and the past isn’t what matters. You are perfectly imperfect and worthy of love and forgiveness. Give that to yourself today.
Be Your Very Best Self
Spring is a wonderful time to be your best self. Whoever you want to be, be that now. Look for ways of spreading your unique gifts and talents with the world. Perform random acts of kindness. While the world is blooming, don’t forget that it’s your time to bloom too. You don’t need to be perfect, just perfectly YOU.
Spring is a wonderful time of year. While the world is waking up, you could find yourself waking up to new ideas about who you want to be and how you want to live. You may be filled with more energy and ready to take on the world. If you are, I hope you’ll let the spirit of spring inspire you.
~Here’s to Your Success!
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