Yesterday marked the first official day of spring and while the continued cooler temperatures and the impending snowstorm this week may leave us wondering if it’s really here, one thing to be happy about are the longer days and lasting daylight.
I took the photo above as I was on my way home from work because there was something just so uplifting about going home for the day while the sun was still beaming strongly.
That’s the beauty of this time of the year. The doom and gloom of the shorter, wintry nights slowly dissipates and the promise of more fun in the sun is in the air. And although the time goes by faster with the clocks moving forward (in certain areas), you still feel as though you’ve got more time left in your day because of the extended daylight.
You also find yourself looking ahead to the summer and anticipate what your big plans will be. It’s always great to have something fun and exciting to look forward to around this time. For me personally, I am taking a part-time course in the spring so I am quite excited about that. Yes I know, not exactly a “fun” task, but I enjoy learning, so it’s fun for me. 🙂
It’s also a time when we are well into the new year but it’s still early enough to stay committed to our personal goals – especially if we feel as though we are falling behind a bit. (Do you even remember your new years resolutions?)
I personally feel a lot more motivated and energized in general to get things done when it’s brighter for longer outside. That feeling of laziness and procrastination doesn’t really get in the way, as it would in the darker months.
It’s just too bad that we can’t have this kind of scenario all year round. Just think of how much happier we would all generally be? It’s amazing the effect a couple of extra hours of sunlight can have on your overall well-being.
So keep smiling, worry less, and embrace the positivity of the longer and brighter days ahead!
If you want to get a head start on keeping the happy vibe going during the darker months, feel free to check out my previous post on beating the winter blues.