it’s a new season, friends!
Yesterday marked the first day of Spring for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and while it may not feel warm yet in Maine, there’s a lot to look forward to. Why is it that 45 degrees in March feels so much better than 45 degrees in October? Maybe because we’ve really earned that 45 degrees in March, following a long winter of wearing our ugliest clothes and getting all of our exercise from avoiding hypothermia.
(Apologies to our seasonally-challenged friends in the South and West – you might not get it.)
So, it’s time for a lighter jacket and maybe an iced coffee. But more importantly, it’s a period of renewal and personal refreshment. Like the crocuses that pop up outside Redd HQ in the Spring, we’re taking this time to grow and thrive. Here are a few goals we’re setting right now:
Mother Nature can teach us a lot, if we let her. Though the urge to hustle is so real in our modern time, think about all the animals and plants who spend the winter simply resting. Unlike so many creatures, we don’t set aside any extra time to replenish ourselves when the going gets tough. So take a breather! No one ever died from not getting an immediate email response.
Another trick to be learned from nature involves getting rid of the things that don’t serve us anymore. Our pets ditch that heavy winter hair (mainly onto your couch or sweaters), so why don’t we throw out what we don’t need? It’s a good time to clear out mental and physical clutter so that new things have room to flourish.
It’s time to face up to the fact that we haven’t eaten perfectly this winter. To be quite frank, more wine and chocolate was consumed than was strictly necessary. But today is a new day! It’s never too late to meal prep, check out a community yoga class, or try walking to work. And when you need a snack for all that activity, we’ll be there.