5 Surefire Ways Springing Ahead Can Motivate

surefire ways springing ahead can motivate

Update March 2022

Springing ahead can motivate you without a doubt. Daylight Savings time is coming, and it can only mean one thing! Spring is upon us. Whether you call it Springing ahead of springing forward, the change can mean a psychological shift of the psyche which can have an overall beneficial effect.

It’s a well-known fact that winter is often depressing for a lot of people, hence the name winter doldrums or winter blues. Here are some surefire ways to galvanize yourself into action because Springtime signifies new dawn, a new blast of life. A cleansing one might even say, as it gives you a chance to unleash your creativity.

Spring is nature’s way of saying… “let’s party”

– Robin Williams

Springing Ahead Can Motivate:

You might feel a little disoriented the first few days after springing ahead, but the thought of the longer days and milder weather should serve to bring a spring to your step. Springing ahead means:

Taking advantage of the weather:

 You can stay out longer and enjoy the better weather. Think of all the things you wanted to do, but had to cut short because of impending darkness. Maybe a walk in the park after work was forbidden because of possible mugging or danger.

Now, with the added sunlight, go ahead and take the hike, walk the trail or just sit and enjoy the sights with a picnic for one, two or for the family.

Surefire ways springing ahead can motivate pink flowers in bloom
Flowers are blooming, and it’s a brand new season, the age of Aquarius. Take full advantage of it.

Spearheading a new Project:

Use the rejuvenating weather as an opportunity to start a new project or hobby. Perfect time to start golfing lessons or join the bowling league you’ve often thought about. If there is something you’ve been avoiding for a while, especially because of the cold dreary winter, now would be a good time to start, as good weather inspires.

Starting a new business or side hustle:

A new business in your future? A lot of people use the longer days to start a new side hustle. If you’re a pet lover, this might be a time to consider dog walking? There are lots of pet owners who are willing to pay others to walk or sit with their pets during the day, or even overnight.

Check out sites such as Rover and start making money on the side. You might be pleasantly surprised at how much you can earn. As someone who has used the services plenty of times, l know how much l pay to get this valuable to me service.

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Play Ball!

Ditching the bulk:

Spring weather means that you can dress lighter. Yes, the weather still kind of sucks in most places, but for the most part, you are able to stow away your heavy, dark winter coat and opt for some more colorful Spring clothing.

Check out your favorite clothing stores and designers, or even vintage stores for inspiration. Even if you don’t purchase any new items (nothing wrong with frugality), you can still pep up your outfits with accessories like dainty scarves, hats, and gloves.

Cleaning out your closet:

Springtime presents an excellent opportunity to clean out your closet. You can get rid of clothes that are just taking up space. You could sell them on eBay or have a garage sale to make extra money to put towards something you’ve been lusting for. You could even swap with friends or co-workers.

You can also take advantage of spring cleaning by interacting with your co-workers. We used to exchange clothing and appliances to name a couple. Cooking tools were also popular for exchanges. The saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” really does apply. Swapping was a wonderful way to get new stuff without an additional monetary outlay.

Swap with friends or have a garage sale. That’s how l ended up with this practically new and amazing vacuum cleaner for $100, not the original $1950 the owners originally paid (had the receipt still in the box! 😉 ).

Living the outdoorsy lifestyle:

Springing ahead also means that summer is right around the corner! Yeah!!!! Barbecues, beach, sun, and fun! The anticipation of summer is a great psychological boost. Heck..you might even be a few pounds lighter with all that walking in the park :-). You could also of course, finally, start the new blog you’ve been harping on about.

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These are just a few ideas on how to get yourself started for the new season that will be upon us shortly. Are you ready for Spring? How is springing ahead going to motivate you?

26 thoughts on “5 Surefire Ways Springing Ahead Can Motivate”

  1. Great post! I will use the extra hours of daylight for taking Blog pics lol..but seriously I plan to refocus well I’ve already started refocusing and also re-purposing somethings in my space. I also love running outside so now I can get off the boring treadmill.

    • Thanks :-). Haha! It’s always nice to have a stack of photos ready to use. Become your own micro stock agency. I get tired of the treadmill too and are looking forward to being outside more. Good luck with the refocus :-).

    • Yeah for summer! It is definitely a new start. My allergies have kicked up nicely :-). Everything has a new feel and l am excited :-).

  2. You definitely put a positive spin on this and I love it! I’ll be honest and admit that I have been “Negative Nancy” since the time change. However, after reading your post it has given me some positives to think about and also some new ideas that I need to implement.

    • Haha! I try, and thank you for reading and loving it. It does take a bit of adjustment doesn’t it? You sort of feel cheated. I’m glad it’s made the positive side show up. Now you are “Negative Nancy Nomore” 🙂

    • I think Fall is my favorite. It always brings back memories of growing up in Boston and the changing colors, not to mention the layering of outfit that l loved, you know..shirt peeking out of the sweaters.. 🙂

    • I am looking forward to exploring the park by our new place and watching footballers on the filed. My eyes will get a workout too :-).

    • It really does make you feel a bit happier when the days are longer. I always feel like l could accomplish more. Amazing what an hour can do psychologically 😉 .

    • I get excited too. It really makes me feel good to see the sunlight last for so long. It’s like a chance to rewrite things :-).

  3. I think I’m one of the few people who look forward to springing ahead and dread falling backwards lol I LOVE my sunlight, I thrive off of it. I hate leaving work before 6 pm and it already being pitch black outside. On the flip side I get energy from leaving after 6 pm and seeing the sun. It makes me feel like I still have part of my day left. Great post!

    • Hahah! I hear you about leaving work in the dark. It really does suck the life out of you. I too am not a big fan of falling back. So glad you’re loving it! 🙂

    • Haha! I have allergies as well that kick up in the Spring. Me an my Nasalide are always on the ready. Despite that, l still love it :-).

    • Oh nice! I’m sure your baby would enjoy that too. Nothing like spending time in the park. We’ve recently moved and there is one smack right dab in front of us so we intend to take full advantage :-).

  4. Spring cleaning has been big for me. I have been obsessed. I cleaned out my car, my fridge, my home, my desk at work, etc. Spring just makes me feel like I need to start anew.

    • Wow! You take it to a whole new level. I love it! 🙂 . You’re right though, it does give you the feeling of starting anew. We’ve been busy moving and unpacking, but l love the feeling it gives me 🙂


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