There are certain times of year that prompt you to act in certain ways.
The New Year is a good example. Who hasn’t, in all sincerity, vowed to lose weight or try to save a little more money each month? Maybe you wanted to get out and learn something new like a language or a how to dance. In any case, you cannot be blamed if you’ve succumbed to the temptation of laziness by mid-January. In fact, 80% of New Year’s resolutions are broken by February. This demonstrates that either people do not have the strength of will that they thought they did, or that they are choosing the wrong resolutions. To succeed in making a positive change in your life, you have to be doing it for the right reasons, and that means for you. If you try to do something for someone else, it is no surprise that you’re not as motivated as you might otherwise be.
The New Year is an obvious example of when many people try to do something different in their lives. However, people make these sorts of promises to themselves all the time. For instance, if someone knows that they will be attending a wedding later in the year, it is common to hear that they want to spend more time at the gym and get in better shape. The photos last forever after all (it is sad to think about it, but how many wedding photos have you looked at from three generations before you were born? Looking good is now a historical imperative). Birthdays are another excuse to try to improve yourself. Maybe you want to impress everyone when you make an entrance at your party, or you just want to enact that often repeated idea that forty is the new thirty.
However, you do not need to wait for a big occasion to introduce changes in your life. The passing of the seasons may not be as important in modern society as it once was (agrarian societies relied to a much greater degree on the seasons because the harvest was the central economic event of the year) but it still quietly defines so much of our lives. Many people associate summer with going on holiday, and winter with a few weeks off to relax and spend time with family. Spring, meanwhile, is associated with new life. It is also a time when you can make positive improvements in your life. The weather is getting better and there are really no better circumstances in which you can make a promise to yourself and stick to it. Here are four things you can do this spring to improve the rest of the year and the rest of your life:
2. Decluttering is good because it refocuses your priorities for the coming year and helps you get rid of all the things that are just in the way. Everyone acquires stuff here and there and it will eventually just find itself lying about the house. Get a fresh start and throw it out. If there is more than you can deal with yourself, you should check out dirtcheaprubbishremoval.com.au. Big items like an old fridge need expert attention to be disposed of properly.
3. When you are not working, you should find time to relax. Pick out a book and go to the park. A recent survey found that 48% of people are too busy to read. It is all about finding the time, and what better opportunity than the warmth of a spring evening?
4. Take up a sport. Working out can be miserable, especially if the cold weather forces you to venture into a gym with lots of other hot, sweaty people. Playing football in the park, or tennis at a local court is a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people too.