It's Spring!

Today is the first day of spring! At the start of every season, I am excited to do all the things associated with that time of year. Spring is all about new growth, new beginnings, and fresh air.

My favorite thing about spring is hearing the birds chirp in the morning. I miss this sound and when I hear them for the first time, I get excited.

This year, I had an extra surprise! A dove laid an egg in my planter. I am not sure why these birds picked my balcony because my dog sits out there all the time. However, I now get to watch this special event at close range.

Spring cleaning is the first thing that pops in my head when I think of this season. Since I love to clean and organize, I get excited to dive into that task. I love the feeling that everything is back in place and when I open a drawer it is neatly organized.

However, you do not have to spring clean just because it is spring. Also, you do not have to do it all at once. I usually break it up over a week or two and just start with one room at a time and do a little each day until it is done. I also decide how I will reward myself, so I am motivated to finish.

Actual cleaning of our homes is the literal interpretation of “spring cleaning.” How about a different way of looking at this concept?

Our calendars, our lives, also become cluttered and dirty. This might be a good time to clean out all our commitments and get back to what is important to us. It may be time to start a new membership at the gym or decide to leave that book club or maybe join one.

Basically, spring cleaning can be a nice time to reevaluate your time and clean up your calendar.

Spring is also a good time to set one new goal. Just one. Pick something small and doable. Maybe you want to start a new journal or run a certain distance. Achieve it and you will feel great!

Here is a list of 30 ideas to do in spring.

  1. Plan or design a garden.
  2. Plant seedlings.
  3. Put out bird feeders.
  4. Clean out your closet.
  5. Pack up winter clothes.
  6. Get your bike ready.
  7. Go for a bike ride.
  8. Have a tea party.
  9. Eat dinner outside.
  10. Fly a kite.
  11. Walk in the rain.
  12. Find a four-leaf clover.
  13. Notice the budding trees.
  14. Sleep with your window open.
  15. Plant flowers.
  16. Go for a hike.
  17. Spring clean your home.
  18. Put flowers on your table.
  19. Try a new recipe.
  20. Plant herbs.
  21. Declutter.
  22. Start a new book.
  23. Walk to the market.
  24. Clean your patio, balcony, or outdoor space.
  25. Have breakfast on your patio.
  26. Paint a room.
  27. Buy fresh pillows.
  28. Buy a hammock.
  29. Visit an art gallery.
  30. Write in your journal.

These last two ideas aren't really spring related but I just needed a couple more to hit thirty! But you get the idea. Enjoy this season. Add to the list and share any other ideas you have for things to do in the spring!

Featured photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash.