Spring is in the air
Spring is my favourite time of the year. It’s a period of re-energizing, rebirth, and rejuvenation. The world around us suddenly comes back to life after a long and dreary winter. I’ve compiled a list of my favourite things to do when the spring time bug hits me. If you’re looking for ideas check these out.
Go on a picnic! Pack some yummy, healthy treats and away you go!
Play ball with your family. Our little one is 12 months old now so any ball will do for this age.
Introduce your baby or toddler to soil and leaves and have your camera ready to catch their fascination.
Pamper your car by washing and cleaning it inside and out.
Do yoga on the lawn, balcony, or at the park. Make sure you’re in bare feet so that you can truly ground with the Earth.
Meditate outside or, on rainy days, inside with the windows ajar.
Lie down on the grass and ground yourself to the Earth.
Go bird watching. This is a great time of year to observe how baby birds and their parents interact.
Tune up your bike and take it for a spin.
Go for a hike and take some yummy treats with you.
Help your kids set up a lemonade stand!
In the Garden
Renew or start creating your own outdoor oasis. Whether you have a balcony or a yard this is a project that’s not only fun but beneficial to your mental well-being. We are meant to be outdoors and to connect with nature!
Start seeds indoors. We start peppers and tomato seeds indoors and transplant outside once they are strong enough and the risk of frost has gone.
Visit the garden centre to find inspiration.
Rake leaves and remove weeds.
Prune hedges, bushes, roses, plants, and grasses.
Plants spring bulbs – this is a great project to get toddlers and kids involved in.
Read a good book.
Put fresh birdseed in bird feeders.
Around the House on a Rainy Day
Purge purge purge! Ask yourself why you have it and what you use it for. If you don’t have a good answer to either of these questions it’s time to move it along. Donate or sell gently used items or find ways to bring new life back into them. If you have that much stuff, why not hold a garage sale and get your neighbours in on a street sale while you’re at it?
Do a thorough house cleaning of things you don’t typically cover. Okay, so cleaning isn’t fun for everyone but this is a good one to save for a rainy spring day.
Inspect your indoor plants for bugs and mildew and remove any dead leaves.
Freshen up the indoor décor to match the season. We change the throw cushion covers to more vibrant ones and put lighter bedding on, for example.
Find a new recipe to try out.
For Your Own Renewal
Get a new haircut.
Do a detox.
If you don’t already, start dry brushing! The health benefits are incredible.
Give yourself a manicure and pedicure.
Take a cat nap on your day off. You deserve it.
Pets need pampering too
Give the cat or dog a good brushing outdoors. This is the time where they shed their winter coats. Help them out. They’ll be grateful for it.