Spring Into Action: It’s Time to Refresh

by | Mar 4, 2024 | Inspiration, Personal Development

Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, bees are buzzing, and trees are popping with fresh new leaves. The world around is giving you endless signs that it’s time to refresh and grow. You probably feel it, too. Deep down, something inside you is saying, let’s freshen up. After all, there’s a reason so many people are clamoring to throw open their windows and get some spring cleaning done. So, rather than starting anew, let’s spring into action and just do a little refresh!

Refresh Your Mind

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The first step to a spring refresh is to clear out your mind for space to grow. After a long fall and winter, there’s a lot left in your mind that probably doesn’t help to be hanging around anymore. Grab the brain broom and do some sweeping. Sweep away negative thoughts, grudges, preconceived ideas about where you should be in life, and anything else that doesn’t serve a positive purpose in your life.

Take a look at negative past experiences that may be influencing your choices. Think about ways to ensure those experiences won’t be repeated, then stop letting them influence your choices. You can’t spring into action if you’re going to be jerked back by a mental tie-down. Snip yourself free from all that is weighing you down and make room for all of the growth that you’ll experience this year. And don’t stop there, because there are plenty of ways for you to start spring cleaning your mindset.

Refresh Your Body

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The ability to spring into action requires the ability to … well, spring! And it’s hard to spring if your body feels stiff, dried out, and tired. So, what’s the remedy for feeling older than your age? Nutritional awareness and physical exercise.

It’s important to note that our bodies are all different and need different things to be healthy. Depending on what your body needs to function properly and efficiently, these tips may not be right for you. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your current diet or exercise routines.

If you want to feel more like a grape and less like a raisin, consider implementing these changes.

Hydrate

Drinking enough water is important for all bodily functions. The amount of water you drink will be entirely dependent on how active you are, what you eat, and the climate you live in. Do your best to trust your thirst. When you wake up in the morning and feel thirsty, go drink a cup of water before your cup of coffee or tea. Then, try to drink water regularly throughout the day and at every meal.

Nourish

Build a diet that supports your body and its requirements and adheres to its restrictions. We’re probably all familiar with the outdated food pyramid we were shown in school, that detailed the amounts of each food group we should eat. Well, here’s an updated one to help you create a healthier diet to support your lifestyle. And whatever vitamins or minerals you can’t provide through diet, you can provide through high quality supplements.

Move

Finally, it’s time to break off the rust by putting your body to work. It doesn’t have to be hard work, just enough to elevate your heart rate and respiratory rate. Get that blood pumping and that oxygen flowing in whatever way works for you. Regular exercise benefits us in so many ways.

Here are a few exercises that are especially renewing in the fresh air of spring!

  • Walking
  • Biking
  • Jogging
  • Yoga
  • Tennis
  • Playing catch
  • Pickleball

Refresh Your Work Habits

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It’s easy to get into routines and want to abandon them when they start to feel repetitive. But we don’t do what’s easy, do we? We pursue things that are hard and force us to grow. So rather than abandoning the routines that we know are good for us, we stick to them!

Refreshing your work habits means reminding yourself why you’re working—because you’ve got a vision to bring to reality. Put the blinders on and stick to the path that will help you achieve that goal.

Determine your effective work habits and the ones that need work. Then, make the necessary adjustments. If you need a little inspiration, these 10 work habits are ones that everyone should implement.

Spring Into Action This Spring

As you spring into action and tackle the process of refreshing your mind, your body, and your work habits, don’t forget to track your progress. Consider tracking your goals with bullet journaling