Spring is a wonderful time of year. A time of hope and new beginnings. As the days start to get longer it is the perfect time to start some new habits and get some more fun in your life. Here is 5 simple ways you can put a “spring” in your step and a smile on your face this season, without breaking the bank.
TAKE A WALK
Get outside and enjoy nature. Walking not only boosts your happy hormones, but the fresh air and change of scenery can lighten your mood and reduce stress too. Bored of walking? Go somewhere new. Wander on the beach, trek through the forest or even find some hills to roam!
START A NEW HOBBY
Learning something new can boost your confidence and increase your happiness factor. Always wished you could play an instrument. Want to speak another language? Now’s the time to learn. There are tons of free apps, courses, and resources available online and in the library so learning a new skill doesn’t have to be costly.
CONNECT WITH AN OLD FRIEND
Connection with others is an essential part of leading a happy life. We’ve all got old friends that we don’t speak to enough. Pick up the phone, send a message or even write a letter! Not only will it make you feel good, but you’ll make someone else’s day too by letting them know you’re still thinking of them.
GET IN SHAPE
Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore. Getting fi t and improving your health can be fun if you choose the right activities. If the idea of going to the gym sends shivers down your spine then try something a little different – Yoga, Salsa, Pilates, Zumba or even rock climbing if you fancy something more adventurous!
PLANT SOME SEEDS
Spring is a great time to tidy up the garden or plant some seeds to nurture through until harvest. Gardening isn’t for everyone but it is a great way to get outside, get physical and actually see the positive results of your hard work.