Spring is a season of surging energy. It is a time of awakening cheer; a time of light, brightness and shining. Spring energy can be, like the sun, sparkling and explosive, productive and rising.
The cabin fever buildup most people feel and are so ready to break out of has function. In many ways it can help you reboot and enhance your peak performance for the rest of the year. The robust push we feel to get out and “do things” can be used to enhance your mindfulness and to drive forward your plans and dreams at the right time, in the right place as opportunities arise.
Spring Fever Can Lead to Fatigue
But you can’t get into a mode where you are pushing 24-7. Spring fever can generate unrealistic expectations. The next thing you know you are pushing to get things done before their time. The energy surges we feel when we spin out of sickness are similar. When your energy swells after you’ve cooped up with illness for a while, and you “just” start to feel a little better, it is pretty easy to overdo it and tire yourself out. All this can leave you feeling scattered, stressed and fatigued.
Yet, spring fever, so to speak, activates in us this way for a reason. It helps us activate and match intentions with strategies (old and new), thoughts, and the creative energy to drive them. This forward movement is natural and essential and can be used to fire up personal transformation and new growth. Let's take a look.
Optimize Your Spring Energy
Happy Spring. Enjoy!
Note: For a more thorough exploration of the theme of seasonal mindfulness and making the most of each of nature’s cycles, you may wish to check out my newest book, The Five Seasons: Tap Into Nature’s Secrets For Health, Happiness, and Harmony.