The crisp morning temperatures are starting to rise, which brings a refreshing sense of newness in the air. Here are six reasons why this season is so beloved:
1. Longer Days
Thanks to the earth’s position to the sun, the northern hemisphere experiences more light during the day in springtime than in the winter. When people expose themselves to more sunlight, they are generally happier and more productive.
2. Renewed Plans
While we use New Year’s to set life-altering resolutions, spring is when we roll up our sleeves and get things done. That could mean giving our homes a deep cleaning, dusting off an old hobby, or embarking on new adventures. Use the energy of spring to set some realistic goals and change your quality of life for the better.
3. New Sounds
When the first light hits your window in the morning, listen close, and you might hear the “Dawn Chorus.” That’s how we describe the sound of birds who are happily greeting the new day. With fresh new hatchlings filling their nests, they’re up early to provide for their families and brighten our day.
4. More Celebrations
Spring wouldn’t be the same without celebrations like Easter, Passover, and Mother’s Day. Traditions are an excellent opportunity to bring us together as friends and families. Even during stay-at-home orders, we can reunite with the people we love on video and phone calls to share stories and news. Looking for more reasons to celebrate? You’ll find unconventional holidays like National Pretzel Day and International Dance Day on NationalToday.com.
5. Fragrant Air
Thanks to blossoming plants, grasses, flowers, and trees, springtime provides a wealth of rewarding new scents in the air. The energizing and sweet aromas are a good excuse to open your windows to enjoy some fresh air.
6. New Fresh Recipes
Nothing says springtime like eating a delicious meal prepared with healthy whole foods. Fortunately, this time of year welcomes several in-season fruits and vegetables to your table, including apricots, cherries, strawberries, and new potatoes. Add more produce to your diet to boost your physical and mental health. If one of your springtime goals is to do more cooking, you can start with these guilt-free recipes to energize you and your loved ones.
There are so many reasons to welcome the spring season back into our lives. Take advantage of this particular time of year by enjoying nature and making lasting memories.