How To Stay Motivated And Embrace A Fresh Mindset During Spring

Last updated on : March 16 2022

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Introduction

It’s difficult enough to remain enthusiastic and engaged with life during the short days and long nights in the winter months

At the same time, it can be just as, if not more challenging, to pull through the slow, rainy days of spring. But you can do so with the right mindset and motivation. 

March is an excellent time to set new goals and reevaluate the ones you already have because of what spring represents: a fresh, clean start. 

Staying motivated and getting ready to embrace a fresh mindset this spring requires you to be open to all that comes with shedding the old and welcoming the new. 

Here’s how to get and stay motivated, ready to tackle goals, and embrace a fresh, clean start.

1. Be Mindful of Your Sleep 

A good night’s sleep can make a big difference between feeling motivated to conquer the day or feeling sluggish and less than enthusiastic about it. So, be much more mindful about your sleep this spring. 

For instance, it’s easy to fall into the trap of napping the day away. However, it would be best if you didn’t do this because frequent naps can take up a considerable amount of time in your day, leaving none for the things you want and need to get done.

Additionally, it can deflate your motivation when you can’t get things done. 

It’s important to get rest, but don’t allow it to become harmful because you’re taking too many naps. Instead, decrease how long you nap and choose the right time to take one. 

Also, implement a healthy sleep schedule. Create a simple bedtime routine that you can stick to overtime. Do your best to go to sleep around the same time every day. In addition, limit caffeine before you sleep and practice relaxation techniques like meditation.  

Next, practice positivity through transitions. 

2. Practice Positivity Through Transitions 

It’s easy to get discouraged when going through a transition in life. A lot of the time, change isn’t warranted, nor is it something we want. But instead of resisting change or growth, practice positivity through it. 

For example, the recent pandemic led many people to leave their jobs after carefully considering their treatment and support. And although a noble decision, many of these same people are still struggling to transition to a new one. 

New job roles and responsibilities ignite anxiety in many of us. However, you don’t have to go through strife in a transition period. Instead, you can reduce being overwhelmed and strengthen your mindset by remaining positive during change. 

Whenever you have a negative thought about transitioning to a new job or another change, immediately replace it with a positive one. It will take some time to master, but training your mind to be positive in all situations will keep you motivated. 

You should also spring-clean your physical space to stay motivated and embrace a fresh mindset this spring. 

3. Clean Your Physical Space

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Getting rid of things you no longer need, organizing your home, and refreshing your physical spaces are integral to staying motivated and embracing a new mindset this spring. 

The following tips can help you spring clean effectively: 

  • Tackle the worst rooms first 
  • Clean room by room
  • Don’t try to do it all in one day 
  • Get your entire household involved 
  • Look for ways to donate over throwing away 
  • Ensure you have adequate cleaning supplies 
  • Listen to music, podcasts, or another audio that motivates you to clean 
  • Add new accessories or paint to various spaces to refresh them 

Also, work on forgiveness to better your mindset and motivation this spring. 

4. Work on Forgiveness 

When we don’t forgive, that baggage adds up, and we take it to every relationship, job, and stage in our life. 

It would help if you worked on forgiveness this spring. Learning to forgive those that you need to forgive can offer you a clearer mind and an open heart, both of which are integral to motivation and growth. 

In addition, you must also work on forgiving yourself. We don’t give ourselves the same grace and understanding we give others. As a result, we carry shame, guilt, and pain a lot longer than we should. 

So, learn to let go of the past. Instead, focus on the present and the good things you plan for the future.  

Start by acknowledging that you’re struggling to forgive yourself and the people in your life. When you get there, do some research on being genuine about forgiveness and how to start and continue conversations with people you need to forgive. 

Reconnecting with friends and family can also help motivate you. 

5. Reconnect With Friends and Family 

We aren’t sure if it’s the weather, but emerging from winter-induced isolation is crucial if you want to refresh your mind and motivation. 

Make it a point to reconnect with friends and family this spring. Even if it’s just a text message saying hey, reach out and converse with the people you love often. Or when they reach out to you, instead of ignoring the message, challenge yourself to respond right away. 

Furthermore, you can embrace a new mindset and stay motivated by practicing mindfulness and meditation. 

6. Practice Mindfulness and Meditation 

Mindfulness and meditation help people clear their minds, become more emotionally connected, and rooted in happiness. However, most people don’t practice either because they seem complicated. 

Mindfulness and meditation take practice just like anything else. But these practices don’t have to be complicated, and you don’t have to have an instantaneous awakening for them to be effective. 

You could start with a minute of meditation every day. Focus on bringing yourself back to the present when your mind wants to worry about the past or obsess over the future.

It’s also a good idea to commit to an exercise regimen this spring. 

7. Commit to an Exercise Regimen 

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Regular exercise increases energy, focus, and self-confidence while keeping your heart and physical body healthy. 

Unfortunately, most people use the new year or spring as a launchpad for their newfound commitment to exercise, but that’s all it ever is: a start. The goal this spring should be to implement an exercise routine that you’ll stick with long-term. 

Consistency matters more than sheer volume. It’s okay to start small and grow. That’s the best way to start. For example, you can decide to work out twice a week or do a 10-minute workout versus an hour. 

In addition, your exercise regimen won’t do you any good if you don’t learn about food and nutrition. 

8. Learn About Food and Nutrition 

Of course, you could work out every single day, but if you’re eating a cheeseburger, fries, and milkshake every meal after, you won’t get near your health and fitness goals. 

Learn about food and nutrition. First, dive deep into research about the purpose of food and how it’s meant to fuel your body. Also, educate yourself on nutrition and how to come up with a balanced diet plan. Then, clean out your cupboards and refrigerator, and replace all the bad food with healthy, nutritious alternatives. 

This spring, think about conquering a fear or two to boost motivation and strengthen your mindset. 

9. Conquer a Fear 

Fear has no place in your or anyone else’s life. It limits you, your abilities, and your willingness to do things that make you whole. Although it’s easier said than done, you must do your best to conquer fears this spring. 

When you pick a fear to work on, devise a step-by-step plan to remove it from your list, it may take some time, but there’s no need to put a time limit on conquering fears. Instead, keep chipping away at them until they fall.

Finding an accountability partner is also excellent for motivation. 

10. Find an Accountability Partner

Days and to-do lists can be daunting and overwhelming. Luckily, motivation and mindset are there to save you. But being as motivated and mentally strong as possible can be challenging on your own. 

An accountability partner can help. Asking someone to come with you on your journey to staying motivated and embracing a fresh mindset this spring can boost your chance at success. 

Start with a conversation with a friend, family member, or new addition to your circle about your goals to improve this spring. Then, depending on how well that conversation goes, ask them if they’d be willing to leap with you. 

Another way to stay motivated and get ready to embrace a fresh mindset is to implement a self-love routine. 

11. Implement a Self-Love Routine 

Self-love seems like a buzzword these days, but that doesn’t take away the importance of growing it in your life. On the contrary, learning to love 

yourself is incredibly powerful in your personal and professional life. 

Not only are you able to fill your personal life with passion and purpose, but you’re also able to excel at work because you value yourself more.  

Use spring’s purpose of promoting a fresh, clean start as an opportunity to prioritize self-love. 

Your self-love routine can include:

  • Doing something you love each week
  • Taking an entire day to rest 
  • More reading and writing 
  • Challenging yourself to socialize a couple of times a month 
  • Implementing a morning and night routine 
  • Doing daily affirmations
  • Growing your spiritual foundation

Conclusion 

Staying motivated and getting ready to embrace a fresh mindset this spring may seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be. By implementing the tips above, you’ll be more enthusiastic about life, optimistic about change, and celebratory of who you are and what you’ll become. 

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