Editor's Note: This originally appeared in the Leaders' Lounge blog.
By Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWP
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'” — Robin Williams
As we enter the Spring Season, I feel the need to clean up my act. Everything now feels better – more light at the end of the day, waking up to a light sky, chirping birds, walking outside again without slipping on the ice or worrying about walking in the dark, seeing sprouts of greenery and color once again.
That good feeling and renewed energy even compelled me to clean up one shelf in my office and now I not only feel better and more organized, but the empty places on the shelf makes me feel like I can even breathe easier. Interesting how these simple things have powerful rewards.
Here are some reminders on how to celebrate spring in your life:
S – Start a new project that is simple to accomplish but yields great rewards
P – Play often – schedule “play” time or free time routinely on your calendar
R – Rejoice in the feeling of longer days with more time to enjoy life
I – Improve your attitude and let go of any leftover winter grumpies
N – Notice the good in others and say something about it to them
G – Gather co-workers regularly for fun events