How to Have a Charmed Spring

Image from @tessguinery

By: Gabriela Yareliz

I loved Gigi Chomiak‘s 100 Ways to Romance Life email newsletter (sent February 11). It got my mind wandering and thinking about the things that I feel make (or could make) spring magical. Spring is my favorite season, so I figured it would be fun to make a little list of how to find and create the little gem moments, for this recharge season. Twenty-four more days!

I bear a charmed life.” William Shakespeare

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!

Mark Twain

Image via Food 52
  1. Open a window. Open the shades, and let the light stream in. Also, open the actual window, and let fresh air circulate.
  2. Watch local birds.
  3. Draw the prettiest bird you see.
  4. Find a patch of little wildflowers (even if they are considered weeds). Pick some. Press some.
  5. Squeeze your own orange juice, and enjoy.
  6. Find some cute sandals for a sunny stroll.
  7. Figure out who your mentor is. (This can be an author whose books you read or a podcast you listen to often). Believe it or not, you have one– or a couple.
  8. Plan to wear leg-exposing bottoms for an entire week (shorts, dress, skirt). I love sitting on a bench and letting the sun hit my bare legs. It’s amazing to uncover the legs after months of stockings and leggings.
  9. Plan a picnic.
  10. And choose a fabulous blanket that sets the picnic vibe.
  11. Buy a good lemonade for this picnic.
  12. Read Jane Eyre.
  13. Wear a kaftan with sunglasses. (Rachel Zoe is fab inspiration).
  14. Watch the sunrise.
  15. Tablescape like Courtney Dial Whitmore. Her stuff is so inspiring.
  16. Wear socks with high heels.
  17. Cook with ingredients from a farmers market.
  18. Listen to anything Carla Bruni.
  19. Read some poetry every day, for a week.
  20. Read some philosophy. (I love books by Ryan Holiday).
  21. Listen to a great “Battle Ready” podcast conversation.
  22. Listen to an engaging “TSC Podcast” episode.
  23. Talk to someone in your community, and learn something new.
  24. Watch Confessions of a Shopaholic.
  25. Watch Uptown Girls.
  26. Watch The Secret Garden.
  27. Watch Paris, je t’aime.
  28. Get a massage.
  29. Send snail mail once a week.
  30. Go to bed at 8 pm, one night.
  31. Do a mini day trip/road trip.
  32. Try a new gas station snack.
  33. Get some branches for a table in your home.
  34. Spend at least an hour by a body of water.
  35. Make a pie.
  36. Read Wide Awake by Erwin McManus.
  37. Buy a physical magazine or journal. Read it.
  38. Redecorate a corner of your home.
  39. Deep clean your home.
  40. Donate old clothes.
  41. Plan you future.
  42. Approach your productivity differently.
  43. Ride a bike.
  44. Take something out of your morning routine.
  45. Add something new to your morning routine.
  46. Write consistently.
  47. Get a disposable camera and see what you end up taking photos of.
  48. Chase the light.
  49. Read Strange Planet.
  50. Choose a person. Invest in him/her.
Laila Gohar via Pinterest

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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