11 Creative Ways to Enjoy Spring At Home
We’ve finally stepped out of the cold, harsh winter months and have reached Spring! This is a wonderful time of year, where nature comes to life, the weather improves and the days start to become longer. So, it’s not all too surprising that many of us are greatly looking forward to the few upcoming months. Now, you don’t necessarily have to stray far and wide to enjoy this time of year. Instead, you can enjoy spring at home! To help you get the ball rolling in the right direction, here are 11 simple ways for you to enjoy spring at home!
1. Start Working On Your Garden
Very few of us brave our backyards during the winter. This isn’t all too surprising. After all, who wants to spend hours on their hands and knees, pulling up weeds from the frosty floor? But as the ice has begun to thaw and the sun has begun to shine, more and more of us are wanting to make the most of the outdoor space we can call our own. If your garden has become overgrown, overrun with weeds, or just needs a little TLC, we can help to get it back to standard for you to enjoy.
2. Plant a Spring Garden
Once your garden is up to standard, you can start to get a little green-fingered yourself! Why not consider planting your own spring garden? This can be extremely simple once some flower beds have been dug up. All you need is to carefully plant season-appropriate seeds or bulbs according to instructions they come with. Alternatively, you can plant flowers or other plants that are already established and simply need to be transferred from the pot to the ground.
3. Grow Your Own Food
There’s something truly rewarding in growing your own food. Not only can you feel self-sufficient, but you can enjoy incorporating something truly organic and delicious into your dishes when you’re cooking, knowing that you grew some of the ingredients yourself! There are a variety of options that you might want to consider. Lettuce, carrots, beets, radishes, kale and broccoli all do particularly well when planted during the spring.
4. Enjoy Nature
It’s rare that we take time to appreciate the nature that surrounds us. We’re often too preoccupied with our own busy lives to stop and take a look around every once in a while. But if you’re planning to enjoy spring at home, this is the perfect opportunity to keep an eye on local wildlife that spend time outside your home. Whether you sit in your window and watch birds build nests in nearby trees, or sit on a blanket in the sun in your garden and observe butterflies and bees flitting by, this can be an extremely calming and peaceful experience.
5. Try Out Meditation, Mindfulness or Yoga
Meditation, mindfulness and yoga have greatly increased in popularity over the past couple of decades, but they’ve really skyrocketed in the past few years. While each of these activities is distinct in its own right, they can all help to calm the mind, increase feelings of acceptance and leave you feeling positive and content. There are endless free tutorials and guides online that you can scout out by browsing search engines, blogs, youtube and other sites. These will help to introduce you to the practices and begin to work on your skills! You can do any of these activities indoors or outdoors.
6. Practice Baking
Whether you’re a novice baker or a seasoned pro, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to baking. So, why not practice your skills? Browse different recipes online or scroll through baking blogs and Instagram pages until something catches your eye. Then get the ingredients together and give it a go! Not only can this be great fun, but there’s so much room for creativity too! Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can add your own twist to the recipes or attempt vegan or gluten free alternatives too!
7. Get Reading
The majority of us have at least one book that we’ve been meaning to get around to reading. But for month after month, they sit on the shelf untouched. Well, now is the time to get started on it! It’s easy to forget how enjoyable something as simple as reading can be. You can be transported to different times, different worlds, different realms. You can learn something. You can become inspired. Just choose something that suits your taste.
8. Get Writing
Whether you become inspired to write through your reading, or whether you’ve been planning on writing something for a while anyway, there’s no better time to get started than the present. Simply take pen to paper or type something up. There are a multitude of approaches you can take with this. You can start journaling. You can write a short story. You could write a series of short stories. You could try a novel, a play, some poetry or simple character studies. Whatever you opt for, put your all into it.
9. Find an Interesting Podcast
Reading isn’t for everyone. Some of us simply don’t enjoy it. Some of us can’t maintain attention for long enough. If this is the case, why not try a podcast? These are programmes that you can listen to and they can focus on near enough anything. Some tell tales. Some are like talk shows. Some are debates. Browse your options and you’ll find something you truly enjoy eventually.
10. Try a Home Workout
You don’t have to head to the gym to get your daily recommended exercise. A home workout can be just as effective! There are online tutorials for all sorts of routines. Ranging from aerobics to strength training to exercises that will increase your flexibility and balance. Whichever you opt for, just make sure that you’re careful and don’t push yourself too far.
11. Enjoy Yourself and Relax
However, you decide to enjoy spring at home this year, make the most of your opportunity to enjoy yourself and relax!