To inspire you to celebrate the Spring Equinox (which happens today), here are 5 ways to make the most of this time at home. Whether you’re feeling inclined to get creative or you’re in the mood to spend some peaceful moments in nature, here are a few fresh ideas to encourage you to enjoy the day.
Just like Mother Nature undergoes a transformation each Spring, may it serve as a reminder to us all that we, too, are always in bloom. May you use this time wisely to go inward, slow down a bit, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.
Get Fresh Air by Taking a Walk
Even if you’re practicing “social distancing”, you can still go outside, take a brief walk, and get some fresh air. Getting fresh oxygen and Vitamin D helps to boost your immunity, improve your mood, and help you feel more joyful. Especially is you’re feeling anxious, cooped up, or restless, taking a walk outdoors can help to revitalize your spirit and help you stay positive. Plus it is beneficial to your body, as walking boosts circulation and gets everything “moving”.
Spring Clean Your Home
If there was ever a perfect time to get organized and tidy up, now is it! Whether you follow Marie Kondo’s “KonMari” method of organizing (which I highly recommend) or you just go through your belongings and toss out unwanted or old items, it’s a great time to spring clean your home. Order home organizing products online from The Container Store or Amazon, scroll through Pinterest for inspiration and check out “The Joy of Home Organizing” series on Inspirations & Celebrations for helpful ideas and tips. When your home is organized, de-cluttered, and tidy, it helps to boost productivity, make you feel calmer, and make being on “quarantine” much more pleasurable.
Whip Up New Healthy Recipes
From vegetable-hearty soups to fruit smoothies, this is a great time to whip up new healthy recipes. Watch a cooking demo online, check out inspiring recipes from I&C, or open a cookbook. While you’re celebrating the Spring Equinox at home right now, have fun learning new recipes and cooking delicious meals for you and your family.
Be Creative & Get Artsy
Even if you can’t spend much (or any) time outdoors right now due to the quarantine mandates, you can still be creative and get artsy by painting or drawing a landscape picture. I recommend using less toxic materials (like acrylic paints or colored pencils), as that is better for your health, especially while doing art indoors. Browse through your old travel photographs or go on Pinterest to find inspiring images that you can re-create as paintings or drawings. You can also do other arts & crafts projects like DIY home projects, crafting jewelry, or scrapbooking. The options are limitless; just use your imagination and have fun! Another upside of being creative is that it helps to reduce stress and anxiety, and it helps you shift your focus on the present moment.
Spend Time Gardening
Whether you have a flourishing garden in your backyard or just a little herb garden on your patio, an enjoyable way to celebrate Spring Equinox at home is to spend time gardening. Plant new flowers, prune leaves and get rid of weeds. Add vibrantly colored annuals to your garden or just spruce up your outdoor spaces with a few new planters. When you spend time taking care of plants and flowers, you rejuvenate your spirit and enjoy the present moment even more.
For more inspiring ideas, check out the Lifestyle section on I&C.
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