In honor of this celebratory day of hope and new beginnings, I thought it appropriate to talk about some simple, yet powerful ways to bring in this lovely new season.
Though most of these you've probably heard of and perhaps have already started doing since Spring rituals tend to happen pretty naturally, it's always nice to have reminders and move forward with refreshed intentions.
cleaning and clearing
Spring cleaning is usually referred to as a household chore, but it's actually a very powerful practice. Winter gathers a lot of stagnant energy. For months we keep the windows and doors of our homes sealed tight as we accumulate dust and clutter and even extra body weight.
There's nothing necessarily wrong with this, but everything has its season. And the Springtime comes to keep things so fresh and so clean clean, as the hip kids say.
The actual act of cleaning does more than just clean up the extra dust and grime. It makes space for a new energy. It symbolizes and invites change. And it has proven to help with people's mental and emotional health.
The air is getting crispier. The days are getting shorter. And the last of the leaves are falling. The winter season is soon upon us, and it's time to start slowing down and tucking in.
Some of you may live in an area without the traditional four seasons, but you may still be getting the urge to cozy up for winter in your own way. Every region has its own version of the seasons.
So let me help guide you along this seasonal transition. It can be quite a startling one, so here are some ways to prepare and support yourself for the winter months to come.
If it hasn't felt like Summer yet, 4th of July weekend is usually what seals the deal for me. The sun is out, the lake water in these parts is finally warm, grilling and fireworks galore. What's not to love?
Summer can be so delightful, in fact, that it's easy to forget our Summer self care practices. Celebrating summer through our daily habits is just as important as clinging to our self care practice to survive the winter.
We always need to be tuning in and embracing what each season brings. It's what prepares us for what is to come, be it joyful or more challenging.
Without further adieu, here are some ways to celebrate and savor our precious Summer months.
Summer is all about celebrating. It's about reaping the benefits of what we sowed in the Spring. Let yourself have some fun. Schedule it in your calendar if you need to, but receive, dear reader. You've worked so hard.
What really brings you joy? What is your favorite thing to do in nature? Take this time to get it all in. Remember, life is also fun. Have fun. Play. Flirt. Enjoy. We have extra permission during this time.