After what can seem like endless, cold, bleak days of winter, the longer days of sunlight during the spring are a great time for rejuvenation. Spring can feel so fresh and vibrant as we emerge from winter. By the time we get to the end of winter which can begin to feel a bit too gloomy, we are ready for the sunny days of summer. In spring natures’ renewal greets us with flowers, greening up of plants and trees, cheerful bird songs, and the peeping sounds of pond frogs. We awaken from the dreariness of winter with renewed energy.
After spending winter nesting, it’s now time to reboot. Capture these feelings of newness, freshness, and cheerfulness to re-energize yourself and your activities. We can use this invigorating new energy at this point in the year to review, recognize, and refocus. Taking a look at where we’ve been and where we still plan to go can be extremely beneficial at this time of year.
Review your goals. Take a look at the goals you might have set at the beginning of the year. Ask yourself what you have gotten done so far. What have you neglected or overlooked? You still have more than half of the year remaining to get back on track if you have let some goals slip to the wayside.
Recognize what you have gotten done. I’m sure that there are goals that you set that you have achieved or are on track for achieving. So often we only focus on what we aren’t getting done. Be sure to take a look at what you have gotten done and give yourself credit for how far you’ve come.
Refocus. Consider if you want to revise some of your goals. Think about whether you want to plan a whole new project or direction. In the words of George Bernard Shaw “Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.” How would you like to go about creating yourself? Is it simply about tweaking a few parts of yourself or do you want an entire makeover?
Make use of this extra energy of spring to review, recognize and refocus. Take the necessary actions now to create the change you want to see. Spring can be a wonderful time to regroup and envision new possibilities for ourselves.
Don’t tell yourself you will do this latter, because chances are you won’t. Take action as soon as you finish reading this article!