March 4th 2018
“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow” ~Proverb
March has begun and it is time for the weather to start warming up (speaking for myself on Long Island in New York). As spring approaches, I think of what it means for it to warm up. Aside from the obvious temperature rise, I find that March is when things really get started. January is a month full of planning and February is a rather quick month, leaving very little time to get things done…which brings us to March which I consider the month of doing, or at least beginning to do.
March is what I consider to be the warm up for the year. It is the month where I use the nice weather as an excuse to try new things and see what sticks. I use this time to explore every park I can, try random activities, order something new at a new coffee shop, or maybe even give my wardrobe a little refresh! March is the time of year where I put the pieces in place for the year I want to have.
But as it is with warm-ups when working out, sometimes getting started can be a bit tough. I’ll admit, I can be a bit reluctant to get started sometimes. I stress myself out or over-exert myself which sometimes sets me back. I also tend to get more creative when the weather is nice (or a festive holiday inspires me) which may sound like a really good thing, and at the correct times it is, but sometimes I cause my own burnout by trying to be creative all at once.
So this year I’m implementing a new warm up strategy that is actually quite similar to a workout. In workouts, it is recommended that you focus on certain body parts on certain days of the week as to not over-exert. I want to take this Spring in the same way. Maybe not with specific days, but with compartmentalizing.
Instead of focusing on everything I want to do in one day, I want to split it up as best as possible. Some days maybe I will do tons of yoga and read a lot, but I won’t touch my blog at all. Other days I may go exploring and take tons of pictures, but I may not go near my yoga mat. Although I could do any combination of things I want in a day, I am going to try to limit myself so I don’t burn out. No more yoga followed by reading followed by writing followed by pictures followed by laundry followed by exploring followed by passing out from exhaustion.
I’m so ready for this warm up for the year ahead and I can’t wait to see what spring has in store for me!