Spring is the season for rebirths and renewal, and it’s the perfect time to break out of old comfort zones and reenergize your life and soul. Doing something completely fresh and unusual is the best way to stimulate new learning and growth. Of course, breaking through the barrier of routines can seem unnatural at first, as there will always be that resistance to the unknown and unfamiliar. But if you start small and gradually wane yourself into new territory, you’ll be blossoming into a new you before you even know it.
To help you do that, here are some simple things you can do to change up your habits, refresh your perspective, and give yourself a new lease on life.
Put the Spring Back in Your Step: 6 Easy Tips to Reenergize Your Life
You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick, to start from scratch once again.
– Bikram Choudhury
Change up your playlists
If you’re a metal head, try throwing a bit of hip hop or RnB into your playlist, or vice versa. If you’re into electronic or rock, try to throw some Classical or jazz in there. Just give it a go and see what happens. You might be surprised by what you find.
Personally, I just start listening to Future, Young Thug and G. Easy, and I’m really liking it. That’s a big thing coming from a huge rock and metal fan, who revels at the likes of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Army of Me, Killswitch Engage, Chris Daughtry and Breaking Benjamin. Try and do the same for movies.
Plan errands weekly to free up time
Instead of doing your groceries whenever you run out of something or feel like it, plan the visit. Make a list of the things that you need to buy, go to the store on one particular day, and enjoy it, getting all that you needed. This will free up some time during the rest of the week to do new things.
Step away from the newsfeed
If you’re an avid news reader, you may not like this one — but that’s all the more reason to give it a try! If you often find yourself getting scrolling addictively or getting sucked into your newsfeeds, force yourself to cut back the habit to a few scheduled moments of the day. Knowing what’s going on in the world is important, but you might find that reducing the endless stream of (often bad) news can be surprisingly liberating. Besides, you can’t do much good about any of it if your mind is cluttered and anxious! Learning to unplug and savor the good in your own life is essential for your mood and mental clarity. And speaking of unplugging…
Get offline and get out there
The Internet has got everyone bogged down these days. With countless advertisements and a zillion info and entertainment options, it’s like it has us in a death grip. Break free, even if for a day. Enjoy time with family or friends, read a good book at a café or in a park, or have a fun night on the town. Weekends are particularly good for this change as they help you get a nice little mini-vacation in before the new week starts.
Out with the old in with the new
Throw out the old tight clothes and gadgets that you have. You can go the generous route and give them to charity or sell them in a garage sale or on eBay if they are in good condition. It will be a nice change of atmosphere in the house for you. Who knows, you might even like the new stuff you get in its place. And now that you’ve gotten rid of all the things that remind you of your old routines, you can focus on getting new stuff that encourages you to change your habits and move towards a new lifestyle and mindset. Giving your environment and wardrobe a good spring cleaning can be a powerful trigger for expanding that comfort zone of yours.
Take the road less traveled — literally
And finally, here’s one often-overlooked curveball you can throw into your life to stir things up a bit. Literally take the road that you haven’t traveled before, from home to work or school, or vice versa. You’ll be surprised at how good it feels to have done something as ordinary as taking a different route. Take it on as an adventure and use that gray matter to find your way back home or to work. It’ll be a nice little exercise to jolt your brain.
We hope these tips help give your life a little spring boost. And do let us know of anything we missed out!