IT’S A SPRING THING

It has to be said, spring is, by far, my favourite season. Having been out and about recently, I’ve noticed that there’s more of a spring in my step (pun wholly intended, sorry not sorry) and here’s all the reasons why…

  1. Everyone’s nicer

It’s a fact that when the sun comes out and the days get longer, people get happier and happy people tend to be nice people. Seeing smiles on people’s faces and random acts of kindness are infectious and put everyone in a better mood. Plus it makes for a much less anger-inducing commute.

2. The smell is the best

Spring smell is my all time favourite smell. If I could bottle it up and smell it forever I would. The air is fresher, especially after a spring shower, and the smell of blossoms and freshly cut grass is everywhere.

3. It’s colourful

I think we all forget what colour looks like when winter rolls around. We all wear black and grey, the trees have no leaves, it’s dark all the time, the list could go on. So when the sun comes out and the leaves and flowers start budding it’s like a colour explosion happened and you don’t know where to look. By the time summer hits us, we’re kind of over it.

4. It’s a way better time for resolutions

I don’t know why people decided that New Years Day was the best time to get fit/ eat better/ spend less blah blah blah. January is unarguably the most depressing time of the year and no one is feeling motivated in the post Christmas slump. Spring, on the other hand, is all about new beginnings and energy and that’s so much more motivating.

5. Outside drinking

  • In England, as soon as the sun comes out, the outside eating/ drinking starts. It doesn’t matter if it’s cold, as long as the sun is shining. There’s something so quintessentially British about sitting in a pub garden with a cider wrapped up in your winter coat because it’s freezing cold but still sunny.
  • 6. It’s my peaceful time
  • I’m a big fan of mindfulness and one of my favourite techniques is visualisation. My peaceful “place” in my meditation is always a forest in spring time. This is not only something I can readily imagine, having grown up in the countryside, but it’s somewhere where I feel safe and calm. Without fail, my visualisations always include bluebells and the feeling of sunshine warming me and I think more than anything, this is why spring is my favourite time of year.