It's a New Season! How to Make the Most Out of It

Finally! Spring, a new season has come.

Out with the old, and in with the new.

yellow flowers Photo by Masaaki Komori from Unsplash

Aside from the aggressive pollen and inconsistent weather, spring is easily my favorite season in the year. From the blooming flowers and the sunshine to the refreshing breeze one may feel, it definitely feels like the start of something new (sorry for all the High School Musical references. Can’t you tell i’m reminiscing?)

For myself, new seasons indicate new changes, goals and aspirations. It also encourages me to reflect on my development in the previous season and make the necessary changes needed to realign my efforts towards my priorities.

Want to implement changes while transitioning into a new season of life? Keep reading this article as I share with you the three things that I have incorporated into my lifestyle to prepare me for the changes that are to come.

  1. One word: DETOX. I’m not talking about juicing either. Take a look at your life, friends, careers, clothes, or even obligations and see what can be purged. Make a note of the habits, thoughts, patterns, or things that are keeping you from showing up as the person you are striving to become.  For example, I put all of my winter clothes into my attic and set my spring / summer clothes into two piles: stay or go to the Salvation Army. A pattern that I am actively working to eviscerate from my life is negative self talk. To do so, I stop myself midthought and immediately question the downward spiral that my thought was soon to take me by saying, “Will I benefit from continuing this thought?”  At the end of the day, the purpose of this exercise is to let go of what no longer serves you so you can grab a hold of what aligns with you and the person you are to become.          

  2. Try something new! Find a new hobby, incorporate a new aspect into your morning or night routine, or find another way to love yourself better than you did before. When I wake up in the mornings, I make a conscious effort to not check my phone for notifications or social media. Instead, I pray and start my 15 - 30 minute yoga routine to get my mind in the correct space to take on the challenges of the day. 

  3. Make sure you get some Vitamin D. Take a break from the harsh fluorescent lightings of your home or office and go outside. Take a walk, go to a park, or try out a new hobby that requires you to be outside. The purpose is to get a change of scenery to refresh your mind. Also for my queens with allergies, don’t be afraid to stock up on your Claritin or Zyrtec because I have already started adjusting to the increasing pollen count. 

Megan Reusche

At the end of the day, don’t take this life you have for granted. As scaring as it is to undergo change, you will only reap the reward of what you sow into your self development. So I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to see another season and utilize it through becoming and showing up as the best version of yourself.