Ask any group of people what their favorite season is, and I’ll bet most of them will tell you it’s springtime. Seriously, go ahead and ask. I’ll wait.
Eerie, isn’t it? Spring is the favorite season of many people and for good reason. The world is starting to come to life again after a long, cold winter. The temperature starts to rise and you start to get the feeling that just about anything might be possible. It’s a time of rebirth and it feels like anything is possible. Luckily for all of us, spring is right around the corner. For that reason, we thought it would be a good idea to discuss a few of the best reasons why it’s time to fall in love with spring all over again.
Fresh springtime treats you can only get during this time of the year:
Farmers’ markets – There are tons of locally grown fruits and vegetables that become available in the springtime. The bountiful selection you see at your local farmers’ market can easily inspire you to focus on eating a healthier diet. It’s simple when you’re faced with the colorful selection of delicious, locally-grown fruits and vegetables at your local farmers’ market.
Sunshine – As the days get noticeably longer, we find it much easier to spend more time soaking up the sunshine, given all the natural Vitamin D we’ve gone without all winter long. Sunshine also has a noticeable effect on our mood, improving our energy and optimism.
Sunshine part two – Longer days mean that the temperature is also rising, encouraging us to spend more time outside. Spending time outside can do wonders for our mood and can even help to reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
Fitness goals – You may find it much easier to stick to your New Year’s fitness resolutions once the weather warms up a little. The improved optimism and energy of spring may give you just the boost that you need to get back to that exercise regimen that you abandoned in February (or January).
Spring cleaning – Although this may sound like more of a chore than a benefit, spring cleaning your house is a great way to freshen up your home as well as your mind, while getting rid of all that stale air and dust that’s gathered all winter. So throw open the windows, grab your favorite cleaning supplies, crank up the music, and make your home a healthier place.
Fertility – According to a 2010 study, some women are more fertile in the spring. If you’re trying to expand your family, now is a good time to start. Not only is fertility higher in the spring, your unborn baby will benefit from all the sunshine he or she will receive in utero over the summer.
See, there are many reasons why everybody loves spring. The longer days and warmer weather make it much easier to find the motivation to complete the projects that you’ve been putting off all winter long. So get started on your projects while it’s comfortable, and while the heat of the summer is still around the corner.
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