With the winter blues now officially over it’s time to spring into action. Spring into what?
Springing into action means getting off your couch or your favourite chair and doing something different than you have been doing up until this point.
For many of us, winter is the season for hibernation; our social activities slow down, our exercise routine loses its groove, and we abandon our leisure activities and forget what makes us feel alive.
It’s at this point that we start to feel repetitive in our day to day life and we lose some of that spontaneity and excitement that life has to offer. This is why Spring is a great time to get out there and get involved.
To help you on your way, we share 3 tips with you that will change the blandness of your life and help you spring into action.
- Commitment: You must commit. Unless you’re serious enough to make a strong commit your somewhat of an ‘intention to be out and about’ will barely take you to your front door. Commitment is a part of everything you do if you want to be successful. Springing into action this season is no different.
- Discover your core values: Once that commitment is firmly in place, take time to discover who you are, discover what is important to you, and what will give your life meaning. Understanding your core values (e.g., creativity, leadership, originality, adventure, compassion) and who you are will boost your confidence in yourself and your direction.
- Find opportunities that will allow you to express your core values: Once you know what your core values are and what makes you happy, find opportunities that will help you express what is important to you. For example, if you’re a creative person, you need to understand your type of creativity (e.g., dancing, painting, or solving problems in a creative way) so you can search in appropriate places. And while joining groups can help you connect with like-minded people that will help you foster your core values, it’s not essential. The essential part is to find your way to an activity that matches what’s important to you and gives you meaningful results.
Consider consulting with a life coach if you have a hard time discovering your core values and a way to express them.