Refreshing Bath: Fill your tub with fresh water. Add a handful of rose petals, tying them securely in a piece of lace or other porous fabric so that they won't clog the drain. Sprinkle in a few drops of lavender essential oil. Swirl the water as you think about your goals for the spring. Let the energies of the water seep into you and refresh you, body and soul.
Wondering and Wandering: One of the most relaxing and healthy things you can do to help you get ready for spring is to take a nice walk outside, alone or with a friend. As you walk, let yourself daydream and wonder of the many special and pleasant surprises that the spring might have in store for you. Feel the sunshine; notice the plants and the animals, and rejoice in the life all around you and within you.
Out with the Old Workout: If your fall and winter weren't exactly wonderful, you might have some negative tensions left over that you'd do well to cleanse out of your system before embarking on the adventure of enjoying a brand new season of hope and possibility. Try banishing all the old, unwanted, negative energies of the past with a good workout. With each push-up, each step, each flex, imagine that your strength is pushing away all the negativity. When you do your cool down after your exercise session, breath in new hope as you breath out any lingering anxieties or doubts. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting an exercise program.
Give these ideas a try or come up with your own springtime rituals. You'll be rewarded with a feeling of refreshment, renewal, and hope that will carry you through to a fabulous summer!