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.
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.
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.
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?