“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
-Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Spring is the time of rebirth. Below are a list of things you can do to jump start the process:
Go on a social media cleanse
Some of us are stuck in a continuous cycle of deleting and re-adding our social media apps. Obviously, this isn’t the best way to gain peace of mind. Stay on track by promising yourself a reward for staying away from social media for a set amount of time. This could be buying yourself a book or treat, or taking a drive to a new location.
Google chrome offers a “Block site” application which can stop you from going on Facebook, etc.
Don’t punish yourself too much for breaking your “fast”. Though social media can have a great impact on our self-worth, none of it really matters.
Clean out your closet
Put away your sweaters and coats (unless you live somewhere where you’ll still need them in the coming months), and get rid of anything that you don’t wear anymore. Sites like poshmark or depop allow you to easily sell any gently used clothing online.
Stock up on shorts and sundresses, in the hopes that you’ll need them in the near future!
Listen to New Music
Consistently listening to the same playlist on your daily commute gets old pretty quickly. Change it up by adding more upbeat and positive songs, and new releases. Currently, I’m enjoying Laura Marling’s Semper Femina and of course, Harry Style’s Sign of the Times.
Update your Workout Routine
It’s time to leave the treadmill and get outside! Change your workout routine to allow yourself more time outside. Go running, hiking, or biking. Try something new, like a new class at your local gym, or a new weightlifting routine. Check out fitness youtube videos from Blogilates, Ballet Beautiful, and Livestrong Woman.
Personally, I’ve recently updated my routine by following the weekly workouts on Kayla Itsines’ app, Sweat.
Organize your Bookshelf
Give away any books you no longer need-you can sell them to a used book store, donate them, or give them to friends/family. Replace them with new books, and make sure you set aside some time to read. Make a list of books you want to read in the future, and get to work!
Source: Penguin Random House
I’m looking forward to reading The Idiot soon.
Look Towards the Future
Organize your calendar so that you will be prepared for anything that comes your way. If you’re currently in college, now is the time to start looking for summer internships or summer jobs. Otherwise, start planning summer vacations, road trips, classes, or other fun and educational experiences.
Catch up with friends and family
Send a text out to that friend who you haven’t heard from in years. Call your mom. Visit your grandma. Make plans to stay in touch with your friends if you’re graduating or leaving college for the summer.
Learn a New Skill
Learn how to climb mountains, write poetry, play an instrument, knit, code, or speak another language. The internet contains a plethora of videos and instructional guides that allow you to learn almost anything for free.
Thanks for reading, I hope these tips are helpful!