There is some freshness in the air today, and it just happens to be the official first day of spring, too. A beautiful time of the year where we can look forward to green views and getting outside more. There’s a reason it’s one of the favorite times of the year for many, it’s a symbol of a new beginning, and it’s the end of the cold winters if that’s the climate where you live.
This year will be slightly different than others because we’re encouraged to keep our distance from other people. But there are still plenty of safe ways to celebrate, and we could all use a celebration, here are our ideas.
Start your spring cleaning: If you’re able to open a window, do that and then start some of the deep cleanings that you’ve avoided all winter. Be mindful that some cleaning supplies are not widely available right now and just do your best. Right now is a good reason to rid the home of germs, and nothing will make you feel better than a beautifully clean home.
Watch a new TV series with your friends: No, you can’t get together for a new series viewing party, but there are virtual ways to party together separately. You can set up Skype or FaceTime, try a Netflix Party or use another extension to keep your social life while keeping your distance.
Happy #FirstDayOfSpring! Celebrate the season without even stepping outside… These GIFs will help. 😊
— PBS (@PBS) March 19, 2020
Follow PBS’ lead and celebrate the environment: There are plenty of documentaries to watch online and on PBS that will help you see some beauty in the world.
Decorate some eggs: With spring here, Easter is just around the corner, and if your kids want something fun to do, decorating eggs (if you have some at home) will keep them entertained for a little while. Make sure you have all the ingredients on hand before promising your kids, though.
Wishing you a happy #firstdayofspring! Spring reminds us of life's renewal and the promise of brighter days ahead so let’s go outside for a mental health break. Pls share in comments photos of spring's arrival or let us know something you’re doing to stay balanced. pic.twitter.com/sbrwDL9PVf
— UMich Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (@UMichEEB) March 19, 2020
Go for a walk: If you’re able to go for a walk while maintaining the needed distance from other people, it’s a great way to clear your head and look at the blooming flowers and listen to the birds chirping. Sometimes just being in nature helps ease anxiety, too.
While this might not be a typical first day of spring, all is not lost, and there are still plenty of ways to make it fun, and doing our part to promote social distancing. Stay safe, everyone.