The light has changed in the last couple of weeks, and I’ve noticed myself stepping outside in the afternoon and realising it’s not as dark as I expected it to be.
Even in a built-up area like east London, there’s a surprising amount of green. Daffodils are popping their heads up and there are crocuses in the park.
Spring is almost here, and it’s very welcome.
In recent years I’ve tried to consciously live with the seasons more than I used to.
Every season has its own unique energy, and it’s good to make the most of it.
Spring brings brightness and optimism.
I like to have some goals at the start of a new month.
The three I’m focusing on for March are:
- Daily exercise
- Weekly spring-cleaning
- Re-potting my house-plants
Brighter mornings and afternoons make me feel more active – more like walking and less like catching the bus. It’s easier to find the motivation for a morning swim, or an early evening yoga class.
I’m making more effort to plan my exercise each week, and to book my swims and yoga classes online at the same time.
One of my big goals for the year was to clear out cupboards and drawers, and to sell any unwanted items – things I’m no longer using, or wearing. I get great pleasure from knowing they are going to a good home.
I am planning a mini-break with my daughter in April, and we’ve challenged ourselves to fund it through selling things on eBay.
My house-plant collection has grown quite a bit over the last couple of years. Watching them grow and thrive has been very rewarding.
Most of them are starting to out-grow their pots, so I’m planning to buy a bag of compost and some bigger planters, ready for a day of repotting and plant-care.
Other things I will do in March:
- Make a vegetable growing plan for the allotment
- Bake crumbles with the last of the frozen blackcurrants
- Finish reading some more books from my ‘half-read’ pile
- Browse summer festivals
- Use my face mask
- Moisturise my feet
- Begin a new knitting project
- Buy a new journal ready for April
How about you?