It’s April. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? If you’re like most people, the goals you set for the new year are ancient history. But they don’t have to stay that way. Spring is the ideal time to dust off those resolutions and make a fresh start. Here are three places to start.
1. Spring cleaning
It’s time to officially shake off those winter blahs and make a fresh start. Experts say that the act of spring cleaning is measurably good for you. Clearing out clutter and getting more organized reduces stress and anxiety and makes you feel more productive. “A thorough clean helps to clear your mind of things that need to be done around the house and makes it easier to focus on other more important things,” said experts at goodnet.com.
2. Springing into action
Milder temperatures and longer days of sunshine offer the perfect conditions for adopting healthy habits. For instance, just a quick 15-minute walk helps burn off extra weight, improves cardiovascular health, staves off depression, improves balance and coordination, and strengthens muscles.
And then there’s your diet. With a new season of locally-grown herbs, fruits, and vegetables, spring is a great time to experiment with new recipes based on fresh ingredients that are low in fat and easy to prepare.
3. Spring training
Schools may be closed, but learning is a constant process. If your New Year’s resolution was to learn to paint or play a musical instrument, get Google certified, or overcome procrastination, now is a terrific time to take advantage of virtual learning. Recent events have ignited dozens of virtual sites designed to teach work-related skills, award job certifications, develop life skills, give virtual field trips, encourage hobbies, and more. At a time when we feel restricted, virtual training can open up a host of new possibilities to learn.
Your New Year’s Resolutions miss you. Spring is a great time to take those forgotten goals and come back to life.