Updated: Mar 22, 2022
We are welcoming back the light as days grow longer awakening from the winter slumber. This time of the year offers us colours, a brighter sky, and the space to rethink priorities as we emerge from the long hours of winter.
Spring lifts our spirits.
As daffodils start to blossom so does our hopes and dreams. New beginnings are at hand, & no matter how long and cold the winter was, spring brings that miraculous feeling of a renew sense of life. It is the impermanence of the seasons that connect us to our own impermanence, we remember that stagnation signal death because life itself is always moving, growing, changing.
By enjoying the blossoming of flowers, the drifting of the clouds, the sunlight falling on the branches of still naked trees, we can stay in the moment and relate to our internal challenges observing from a more detached perspective, and from that point of view, we can take actions towards a healing process.
Here are six proven tips that will help you to take positive action and implement small changes today. (Small steps bring big results).
To blossom like the spring.
Start from the external by organising your personal space. Whether you live alone or not, it is important that your living space remains free of clutter. Remember, less is more. Recicle what you don't use any more. Giving yourself more space will also creates mental space to think out of the box.
Meditate 5-10 minutes every morning. Give yourself permission to reconnect with your inner light and the gift of life. Breathe.
As the weather improves spend time outdoors. Go for a brisk walk, sit in your local park to stare at the clouds, spend a little longer in the garden. If your working times, and/or family commitments are demanding, a short time for yourself will do wonders. You will think more clearly, be less prompt to frustration and will have more patience with the nuances of life.
Keep a journal. This engages your imagination and it helps you to "empty" thoughts into paper.
Be kind to yourself. Speak softly to your inner child, and stop the critic inside your head from wrecking havoc to your self-esteem.
Bring more green into your home. Houseplants are amazing at creating an indoor sense of nature that lift our senses. Flowers (as long as you are not allergic) and essential oils do wonders for a room.