Spring Survival Tips Part 2
Last week we posted some suggestions for things you can do to make the most of this Spring. Here are a few more, enjoy!
Make Way for Feng Shui
It is known that the winter weather undoubtedly has the potential to put, us, New Englanders into a bit of a rut. The best way to pull yourself out of that seasonal depression, is to change it up! Open your windows, let the light in, and breathe in that spring air. Just like the season, we are ever-changing: our feelings, our attitudes, and preferences. This is why Feng Shui makes so much sense to do around this season change! Feng Shui is a chinese practice that is based on the principle that our homes are a reflection of ourselves. With Feng Shui, we are able to change our environment that best reflects new selves.
Here’s a few feng shui tips: Move around your furniture that best flows conversation. Place furniture in the most functional places of the room; no one enjoys walking into the edge of the coffee table when they first wake up in the morning. Have a good array of different colors and shapes into each room, the balance soothes our energy. Each room should have lots of light; light activates energy.
It’s All in the Green Thumb
Are you itching to finally start up your garden again? For those of you who don’t take advantage of this amazing hobby, you should. In a recent study in the Netherlands, it was found that gardening is one of the best stress relieving activities a person can do. In the study, they learned that the people who garden have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. For this reason, gardeners can have a life expectancy up to 14 years longer than non-gardeners. Besides, what a great excuse to play in the dirt! Not, to mention, nothing is more fulfilling than watching the life prosper you’ve grown yourself.
Why not meet some new friends that enjoy the same hobby, too? Be sure to check out the local community garden located on 15 Sutton Road in Webster! Click Here for more info.
Out with the Old, In with the New!
Spring is the symbol for rebirth; it is the time where everything seems to be new again. We’re all guilty of cowering in fear of trying something that we have not before, to find, to our embarrassment, that the thing that seemed so frightening and caused so much fuss at first, is something that you actually enjoyed once you gave it a chance. Spring, in itself, is a wonderful excuse to try something new! It goes without saying, that there is a rejuvenating feeling that encompasses you when you power new feats. Psychologist Rich Walker of Winston-Salem State University found through his studies that people who engage in a variety of activities are more likely to retain positive emotions and negative ones.
So, try doing an activity that you have never done before: Iron Girl Webster Women’s Triathlon is this summer, July 20th; spring is the most convenient time to begin training for an event like this. Maybe try volunteering or taking part in a cause that you were previously not familiar with: Community Cat Connection in Webster is always looking for some volunteers to help out. Eat at a place you have never tried before.