Put Some Spring in Your Step!
Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. It’s the perfect time to not only freshen up your home after a long winter but also get active and improve your quality of life.
If you’ve been yearning—mentally and physically—for a better spring this year, you’re not alone. Now, with warmer weather and longer days just around the corner, it’s time to start making plans and taking advantage of the chance for a fresh start.
What can you do to kick off your spring season? Start with these six ideas for spring “cleaning” the home and the soul:
1. Spring Clean Like Marie Kondo to Make Your Home Your Haven
When spring comes knocking, warm weather, blue skies, and longer days practically beckon us outdoors. But since this year might bring another season of social distancing, take this time to spend a little effort on taking care of your home. Spring cleaning is never easy, but this year, you can get ahead of the mess, which might make next season’s spring cleaning a little faster and more manageable!
Start a month early to spread out the work. Do your spring cleaning the Marie Kondo way, where you only keep the things that bring you joy. When you’re surrounded by a home that inspires you, you won’t mind spending more time indoors.
2. Go for a “Thank-You” Walk
Celebrate all the things spring brings by taking more walks. As you walk, focus on the things you feel most grateful for, a little something we like to call a “Thank-You walk.” Take a mental note of how you feel as you express your gratitude. You can say your thoughts out loud, sing them to yourself, or think about a happy memory that involves each one.
The positive effects of exercise will flood your brain with happy neurotransmitters and endorphins, giving you even more health benefits with every step you take.
3. Do Something You've Never Done
With so many restrictions to how we have worked, shopped, and played in the past year, make a spring resolution to start turning your to-do list into a “done” list. Start by doing something you have never done before. This might be trying a new recipe, visiting a new park or hiking trail, reading a book from a new-to-you author, going bird-watching, or any myriad of things that put a smile on your face.
4. Learn a New Skill
When was the last time you learned something new? You’re never too old to learn, and the best time to learn is right now!
Make investing in yourself part of your spring routine. Spring is all about fresh starts, after all, so consider learning something you’ve always wanted to know or do. This might be augmenting your existing career skills, cooking skills, or sewing skills. Or, it could be something completely brand-new where you’ll be a true novice.
Learning something new when you might be spending lots of time at home can give you one more thing to fill your time in a fun, productive way.
5. Take an Online Course or Workshop
The internet is a wealth of knowledge, and people are willing to share what they know with you. Taking an online course or workshop gives you structured learning as you learn something new. There are online courses for just about every interest, from cooking to yoga to new languages to specific software and more.
Even better, you can take your online course or workshop from the comfort of your own home. Go at your own pace, soak in the materials, and emerge from your studies with a brighter mind.
6. Change Your Sheets with bedsmade and Make Your Day
There’s a lot of science to support the idea of starting each day by making your bed. It’s a great way to get productive as soon as your feet hit the floor, plus it means you get to dive into a perfect bed at the end of a long day of Spring cleaning.
Make bed-making easy and fun with the right sheets. Bedsmade bed sheets are designed to simplify bed-making because they’re tailored to your mattress and stay in place all night.
Having bedsmade sheets means you can effortlessly make the perfect bed every morning. You can wake up to the chaos of modern daily life and immediately have an impact. Your first action of the day has a beautiful result every time and a knock-on effect on everything that comes afterwards. Bed “making” does indeed help “make your day”!