It’s my favorite season: spring! It’s an excellent time of year to think about taking on a project: spring cleaning, home improvement, landscaping or gardening, you name it. I find this time of year to be much easier for me personally to practice better habits. I gave up sugar in my coffee five years ago in March (no easy feat, by the way). I’m often inspired to eat more fresh produce because it tastes so good in season. More sunshine = more energy to tackle the things I don’t get to in January during the “traditional” get in shape now time. And it’s the newness of spring that energizes me in general: the world is waking up after the cold, dreary winter, ready for renewal.
If you’re ready for a reset, taking a few minutes a day to look after your mental health is a great place to start. Meditative practice is more important than working out hard or losing weight. I say this as a long time trainer, a believer in physical fitness and someone who enjoys working out! But you cannot separate the “physical” from the “mental” body. They are one and the same. Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a few of my favorite five-minute meditations.
So what would you like to work toward? What is it that you need to take hold of your happiest, most fulfilled, most peaceful state of being?
[Photo: Spring in the Valley, CA]