As the weather turns nice more animals start to scurry, the trees start to bud, grass gets greener and the first sign of flowers appear announcing the beginning of a regeneration period.  I always love this time of year.   No more dark days of winter.  Just the hope and possibility surrounds you everywhere as the trees and flower wake up from their winter’s nap.

This year is the year for vision.  Think about it 2020 is truly perfect eyesight (20/20)!  Open your eyes and your heart and walk that path and spring is the best time to start!

READ ON for 5 tips to make the most of this spring…

  1.       Yes, go outside and just stop and breathe.  Notice the breeze in your hair, the sun on your face, the clouds in the sky and the first little leaf on your plants.  Now, breathe in gratitude for all of these things.  Just by making a conscious choice to stop and be thankful boosts your mood and immune system.
  2.      Start walking outside. It doesn’t have to be far.  Just get moving.  Maybe you start as a stroll or just take the dog for a walk.  Gradually increase your speed and distance each time you go.  I like going for a walk and then come back and get my dog and do a cool down lap since he is older and slow.
  3.      Cut back on one food. You don’t have to go on a full blown diet, just pick one category of food and start cutting back.  One of the most impactful foods to eliminate is anything with white flour:  pastas, breads, etc.  Just this simple act will improve your blood sugar regulation and help you lose weight.  Don’t run for the substitutes as they are chocked full of empty calories.  If you have to replace them then choose foods like quinoa which is a complete balanced protein.
  4.      You don’t have to do the whole house.  Pick one small project like a drawer and clean it out.  It will make you feel so good the next time you have some free time you might tackle something bigger.  Start clearing things out.  You can also start clearing out old hurts and work on releasing all that negative energy.  Not easy, I know but it is something to strive for.
  5.      Now that you have come out of hibernation, reach out to a friend you haven’t talked to in a while.  Meet for lunch or have a virtual lunch or glass of wine.  I have a lot of friends all over the country and we will set a date and time and each of us will grab a glass of wine and just sit there and talk on the phone.  Sometimes just a simple text like ?wine or ?coffee or ?tea will get us together as last minute plans often work out the best.
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Happy spring to you!  Make the most of it!

To your health,

 

Laura