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Harness spring’s positive energy

With the change in season, it’s time to banish negative attitudes.

It’s been a long, hard winter – but, thankfully, it’s behind us. As blossoms start popping up all over, it’s time to harness the positive energy that spring brings. Here’s how:

  • Try something new. One of the reasons winter is such hard going is because it smacks of the same old, same old: no one wants to leave the house when it’s icy outside (even if there are no lockdowns), so you’re not exactly having fun and making memories. Now that we have looser restrictions and days are longer, try doing something new: run a different route, try a new coffee shop, do something in the evening besides binging on tv series. Novelty is a pleasure all of its own.
  • Lighten up. No one is expecting you to be an example of perfection, so stop being so hard on yourself. So you made an admin error at work and your parenting wasn’t the best it could be today: make amends, learn from the experience, and move forward. Go easy on other people, too – we’re all just doing the best we can.
  • Ditch negativity. We all have those friends who like to share the latest horror story and thrive on drama. The problem is that it’s easy for their negativity to seep into your own life. Rather spend time with people who are intent on finding the best in a situation.