This Magic Monday, we focus on the benefits of starting fresh with the arrival of spring. We share three ways you can revitalize your space and your mind.
Wherever you live in the northern hemisphere, spring officially sprung a couple of weeks ago.
While some places are hanging onto the crisp of winter, the sun is shining more warmly for others. We can see a little more green on the trees and hear birdsongs through our windows.
A quick weather forecast glance at Gurgaon, India, tells me our Centric India team will experience upwards of 90 F or 32 C around now!
Spring evokes images of freshness, green, vitality and newness. Spring cleaning may also come to mind as we think of clearing and organizing areas that built up clutter over several months.
To me, refresh and renew are two words that simultaneously evoke images of spring along with a focus on self-care – something I’m sure we could all use a little more of right now.
It’s not always easy to take time for ourselves these days, but perhaps a few of the suggestions below may help you find ways to infuse something as routine as spring cleaning with a little dose of wellness:
This can be as simple as making your bed in the morning, rewarding yourself with a sense of accomplishment as well as creating a space, whether for working from home or relaxing, you can feel good about returning to later.
More ‘mindless’ tasks such as doing the dishes or laundry could potentially present an opportunity to put yourself through some simple mindfulness exercises, such as a simple meditation, and come away feeling refreshed.
Take Your Time
Instead of rushing to get things done over the weekend, space out projects over a few days, doing a little bit at a time over a longer period.
It’s never a bad idea to slow down a bit and take things a little easier, especially now. You will get it all done, eventually.
I’m encouraged by a quote from English poet Anne Bradstreet, who observes that “if we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
While I am thankful for the winter, I find myself looking forward to the opportunity and growth presented by spring. Do you?