It’s finally happening: the nights are getting lighter, buds are appearing on trees and that icy chill is starting to lose its edge, but are you ready for the spring? It may sound like a strange question but if you’re looking for love, bored at work or just considering a new look then this glorious season is the natural time of year to achieve success.
The great thing about spring is that everybody else feels the same way too and from birds and insects to chirpy postmen and cheery co-workers, there’s just something in the air that makes people smile. So, if you want to hit the ground running this year and make sure you’re ready to take advantage of the good vibrations then below are five different ways to improve your chances and ensure you’re ready for action.
It’s only natural that during the winter months we tend to put on a couple of extra layers and not just in the clothing department. The tendency to hibernate and not show our flesh until the summer is often the case for many however, if you can aim to get fit in time for the spring then by the time the summer gets here you’ll be on top form. Yoga classes, running routes and daily stretching exercises are perfect for getting back into shape and if you want to push yourself a bit further then why not sign-up for a half or full marathon so you have something positive to aim for? Keeping fit is the best way to become healthy in your mind and soul as well as your body and from inspiring confidence to looking for love, the spring time is all about getting out there and saying look at me.
Change your wardrobe
Just like our bodies, sometimes our wardrobes can start to feel a little tired and jaded and in need of a pep-me-up. Don’t wait for the spring to have a clear-out, do it now and by the time the spring arrives you’ll be kitted out and confident and ready to hit the streets. Be ruthless in your approach to change and gather armfuls of your old clothes and put them into a bin liner. Charity shops are crying out for second-hand clobber but if you’re a savvy shopper you may want to get a boot fare table or, better yet, get your stuff on E-Bay so you can make a few bob towards your next purchases. When you’re down to the bare minimum that’s when the fun starts and from hitting the boutiques in search of vintage lingerie to heading to the high streets to discover the latest fashions, spring time is all about showing off and telling everybody that you’ve arrived.
Plan your year
There’s nothing worse than contemplating the 12 months ahead with a heavy heart and a ‘same-old, same old’ attitude. Why not write out a list of all the things you want to accomplish and then plot them into a calendar? Holidays, festivals, evening classes and weight loss are all things that we can achieve over a period of time and once they’re written down and visible they become a lot more tangible and help us to get through the, otherwise, dark days before the spring. If you want to become someone new or you just want to wake up to spring time with a happy heart and a cleared head then plotting your year ahead with achievable goals and fun things to do is an excellent way to do it.
Get back in touch
These days there are no excuses for not keeping in touch with friends and relations and social media sites, such as Facebook, literally beg us to find our old pals from years gone by. But why stop with just a message or a ‘like’ on a photo? Why not really get in touch and plan a face-to-face meeting with some you haven’t really seen in a long while? We can get bogged down in our local social circles and sometimes, without meaning to, these people can sort of keep us from growing as individuals. There’s no need to dump your nearest and dearest but often meeting someone you haven’t spoken to for absolutely ages will help you to address how far you’ve come and what a nice person you are. Get back in touch with people in time for the spring because you never know who’s longing to hear from you again.
Change your diet
It goes without saying that what you eat is what you are and a diet of: root vegetables and spicy foods consumed over the winter months will have kept you in tip top condition. Spring time is different and the warmer temperatures call for a change in approach to our dietary needs with foods, such as: fish, nuts and cereals, all helping to keep our minds and bodies fresh and active. These days we can get whatever we want from a supermarket no matter what the time of year but sticking to seasonal produce will no doubt be do us more of a favour as opposed to assisting the supermarket coffers. It’s not the summer yet so no need for salads but try to jazz up your diet with a few homemade vegetable smoothies or perhaps some lighter soups and broths, and before you know it you’ll be chirruping like the birds and buzzing like the bees.
Biog: Chris absolutely loves the spring time and from early morning jogs to weekend walks in the country he says there’s never a better time of year to get active and out of bed.