Spring is in the air and things are definitely perking up. The daffodils are out, the days are noticeably brighter and my energy is returning. All good stuff, right?
I never make resolutions in January as I feel that change can and should happen any time, but I quite fancy some getting more pep in my step. Let’s call it Spritely Spring Focus! Here are some ideas if you feel like joining in:
- Genuine clean eating for oodles of energy.
- More outdoor activities to enjoy the longer days.
- Be present and focussed in yoga classes, set an intention and bring something away for the week.
- Connect with friends, make plans and enjoy catching up (this can be as easy as a regular phone call or as elaborate as a dinner party or weekend away).
- Back to basics, notice and appreciate the simple stuff (will vary depending on your areas of change but taking care of the little things leads to big changes).
- Read more. I love listening to audio books on my commute but nothing beats a few pages of a good book before sleep to unwind and clear the mind.
- Plan a holiday… as if I need an excuse but it’s great motivation to have a fun break to look forward to. I can highly recommend an activity trip after my surfing adventure in the Dominican Republic last year. There’s still the possibility of Easter in the snow too!
- Spring clean. I love a good de-clutter. Pick a target each weekend and attack in small bursts, so satisfying!
Those are just some of my thoughts, I’m sure you’ll come up with plenty of your own.
With clean, energy boosting food in mind… try this out for a zingy, fresh dinner. Gorgeous with brown rice or fresh, crusty bread! Bon appétit!
Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce
About the Author
Aisling may work a desk job but loves nothing more than being active and getting out into the fresh air and sunshine. She is a big fan of staying healthy and happy and believes the two are strongly linked.
She fell in love with yoga because of its feel good benefits and continues to reap the rewards of a regular practice every week. She adores the snow and sunshine and indulges in surfing or snowboarding as the season dictates. As a nutritional therapist and a bit of a foodie, she enjoys trying new recipes, looking for the balance between the wholesome and the indulgent!
Aisling has been our Yoga Dublin blogger for over two years and loves sharing her tips and insights for a healthy lifestyle.