Spring Resolution




New Year’s eve is supposed to be the day we declare a life changing resolution. We’re supposed to raise our glass of creamy bubbly champagne, smile, and reveal a promise to do something–something momentous, something we need to do that will change us for the better–that we’ve been waiting for just the right moment to endure. And in return, those who we share New Year’s Eve with us will reveal their own resolutions.

Or catastrophes.

Who decided that January 1 was the best date to begin that resolution? Who??? Well, whoever it was certainly doesn’t live in the northern hemisphere, where it’s windy and cold and for many of us snowy. Where the day light hours are reduced to a bare minimum. And all we want to do is hibernate and eat carbs. And it certainly wasn’t someone in the southern hemisphere who is perspiring from the peak of heat, and who just wants to sit indoors and be cool eating watermelon and drinking lemon water. Whoever it was certainly didn’t take any of this into consideration!

Now spring–the time of rebirth, regeneration–wouldn’t that be perfect time for a resolution? We’re coming out of our cubby, stretching, yawning, looking around, and seeing things fresh, including ourselves.

Outside are bikers, joggers, skaters, even though they have to wear a coat and hat, they’re out there. And loving it. People are walking around eating apples, talking to each other, laughing–and yes, this is city life I’m talking about, not commune.

Everyone wants to do something new, something fresh–not because they have to, but because they want to feel good.

Including me: I became a member of a gym and a yoga studio because I’m becoming too inactive and I want to get moving before it catches up to me. I’ve been buying more fresh produce, especially greens, and me and my family are devouring them. And I’ve been experimenting more with super foods, remembering what it means to eat for energy.

I’ve also been more positive towards my work–sitting down to write and giving myself a little inner speech, about what I want to accomplish and that I will accomplish it. And do you know what? It’s working! πŸ™‚

Am I sounding a little hokey? I think I am–but I’ll allow it.

It’s spring!

So, come on, raise a glass of green smoothie, and declare your resolution!

green smoothie

Β PS. My in-laws are preparing for winter in South Africa, as are some of you way down there–happy hibernating.Β That feeling of slowing down, getting out the thick sweaters, it’s one of my favourites πŸ™‚


4 thoughts on “Spring Resolution

  1. Any time is a good time for resolutions or changes. It makes sense to make some when spring comes around. I find September is another good time. Good luck with your new regime. I started yoga as well. It feels so good.

    1. September is a time get very motivated as well–after a summer with the kids I itch to get back to routine. Spring, for me, is a different kind of itch πŸ™‚

      Amazing what yoga a few times a week can bring about! Enjoy πŸ™‚

  2. Jen, for the whole of March it was so hot here in SA(well, where I am on the East Coast anyways) you would never think it was suppose to be Autumn. Today is the first ‘cold’ day I’m experiencing for the year, it’s raining, and I’m sitting by my PC with a blankie around me πŸ˜‰

    You’re so right, Spring should be the season of good changes. The term ‘spring-cleaning’ didn’t come about for nothing. Cleaning out the mind for better ideas and new motivation. Good on you for the health changes. I’ve been trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle but the wine, carbs and chocolates keep tempting me, LOL!

    1. The weather here is totally wonky too, Nisha!!
      Today, there’s a snow storm. I have the fireplace on and I’m hybernating indoors drinking tea after tea. Very odd and miserable. By now spring should have arrived. I think it came for about two days and then left us again. The tress are still bare….the ground is well, white. It’s a day for wine and carbs and chocolate πŸ™‚
      Have to enjoy!

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