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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring has Sprung--Time to Reboot!



You know how sometimes you have a problem with your computer or some other electronic gizmo, and you can fix it by simply turning it off and on, or unplugging it and plugging it back in? Don’t you wish it was that easy to reboot our own lives? I know I do. Of course, life doesn’t exactly work like that. But there are times when it is easier to give the process a jump-start, and this is one of them.

The Spring Equinox arrives this year on Thursday, March 20th—not a moment too soon for those of us who have struggled our way through a tougher than usual winter. And while spring on the calendar isn’t always reflected outside our windows, the energy of the season makes this the perfect time to reboot your body, mind, and spirit.

The energy of the natural world varies with the seasons, and different times of the year can give our endeavors a boost if we work with that energy instead of against it. We’re just coming out of winter, which tends to be a slow and quiet time, where the land rests and the light is dim. This can make trying to get things done pretty difficult if your to do list doesn’t say: eat, nap, eat, read, go to bed.

The spring, however, is an entirely different story. The energy in this season is all about coming up and out of hiding, new beginnings, and growth. It is the perfect time to start new endeavors, or to give yourself something of a personal reboot, if you will.

Most of us have issues or goals we aren’t making as much progress on as we’d like. You know, things like losing weight, quitting smoking or other bad habits, devoting more time to friends or family or spiritual activities so that our lives are more balanced. (Coff:get more exercise:coff). Try taking advantage of spring to give new energy to old ambitions, or come up with brand new ones instead. As the world around us wakes up from its long winter’s sleep, we can hit the reboot button on our lives and wake up too.

Take a look at your life and decide which aspects of mind, body, and spirit could use a jumpstart from spring’s vibrant inclinations towards growth and rebirth. Then push the reboot button, and give it all you’ve got, while spring is bursting out all around us.

What will you reboot this year?

8 comments:

  1. I want to figure out how to keep up the volume writing, but also get some housework done! Not sure if that'll end up happening this year or not ;)

    (this is Jen from the library...I found you because of a post Robin shared on Facebook or something. So, hello!)

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    1. Hi Jen! Welcome! And you can do it--just get organized and methodical about it :-0

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  2. I'm not sure yet, but thank you for sharing, so I could think about it. So ready for Spring!!

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    1. Hey, you've got until tomorrow :-)

      And yeah, ME TOO.

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  3. I wish I could reboot to get out of this depression!

    So, I'll try to concentrate on rebooting exercise and writing. I love Spring!

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  4. You can do it! I know you can! "Have you tried turning it on and off?"

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  5. This year I'll be rebooting my appearance. Sounds a bit vain, I know, but all my life I've worn nothing but dark clothes in too-large sizes, trying to look as plain and forgettable as possible. Only in the last month I have discovered that clothes come in bright colors (I'm particularly in love with a bright shade of green.) I feel like a plant coming up from the ground after a decade-long winter!

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    1. Good for you! I used to wear almost only black--I still love it, but these days I have some red or crimson, plus blue, and even a bit of purple in my wardrobe.

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