After surviving some grueling exams resulting in a brief blogging hiatus, a quick trip home and some much-needed girl time, I’m finally feeling a bit refreshed which I think that has a little something to do with the fact that spring is finally on its way.
I still can’t help picking up flowers on the way home from work, opening all the windows (in turn welcoming tons of pollen into our apartment) and soaking up a little sun any chance I get.
It’s not just the warmer weather, longer days and colorful clothes that get me giddy just thinking of spring, it’s also the chance to sweep away (literally and figuratively) the winter blues and start fresh. I always take time in the spring to clean out my closet, donate clothes that I no longer wear and in general bring some much-needed organization to my life.
But to me, spring cleaning shouldn’t be only about cleaning out the cupboards and washing the windows, it’s also about taking the time to do the things that will help me live a healthier and happier life, things we often seem to abandon in the colder months.
Today marks the beginning of my spring cleanse. While I wish I had the will power to do some come crazy all juice or raw food diet, I don’t think I would be a very pleasant person to be around…so I will opt out this year.
I’ve picked up some cute new exercise gear (always helps to motivate me a bit), found some great healthy recipes and did a thorough decluttering of the apartment.
Student loans and renting in Amsterdam currently limit my abilities to join a gym but luckily our new apartment is just a few blocks away from a beautiful park perfect for jogging. So as the warmer weather approaches (it is going to get warmer in Amsterdam right?) I’m excited to get outside, get fit and incorporate some healthy new habits into my weekly routine. 🙂