What You Can Learn from the Spring Equinox

Yesterday, March 20, was this year’s spring equinox for the Northern Hemisphere and is considered the first official day of spring. However, the equinox acts as more than a calendar date and a symbol of change, rebirth and renewal.

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Many lessons can be learned from this simple yet extraordinary event. Some may not seem obvious, but the deeper you dig, the more you can get out of this annual event. Here are just a few lessons to keep in mind this coming spring:

It’s not too late to change

As the snow melts and gives way to flowers and grass, the equinox reminds us that it’s never too late to change. However, there may be some cold aspects of your attitude, look, or personal habits that need to be shaken off.

One of the most infamous habits to break is smoking. It can be discouraging for long-term smokers to try to quit. However, it is better to make a late attempt than to give up a healthy lifestyle completely.

The traits and habits you change don’t have to be as big or sickly as smoking. You can set and pursue goals to lose weight, go back to school, or even stop biting your nails, no matter how old you are according to the calendar. The only thing holding you back is yourself.

Balance is essential

The four seasons balance each other perfectly, at least in areas that can enjoy them. So while states like Florida may not feel much change between seasons, most can agree that balance in general is essential for a happy life.

Work-life balance is one of the most essential juggling moves you will face in life. You will find that life is much more enjoyable when you both appreciate your work and find time to spend with family and friends. With the help of Calendar Analysis, you can see how good your work-life balance is and set goals to even things out if necessary.

A fun fact about the equinox is that both the day and night pass in near-perfect 12-hour increments. This is another symbol of balance to be found at this time, and another reminder to find balance in your life.

Life comes in stages

Every season has its time. You can’t rush the spring or the equinox, just like you can’t rush most milestones in life. But as is often said; good things come to those who wait.

Don’t worry if that promotion hasn’t reached you yet. If you do everything you can to qualify for a new position, it will come to you on time, even at another company. Unfortunately, there will also come times when you have to wait for your love life to develop, your savings are significant enough to buy a house, or pick up a new skill after hours of practice.

That doesn’t mean you should just sit and wait. Let’s go back to that promotion. Instead of going through the motions at work in the hopes of being called upon one day, act upon your desire. Sign up for classes that expand your knowledge and skills, network with professionals in your field, and get involved with your business to get noticed.

It’s good to go outside

You probably spend a lot of time indoors in the winter. The truth is, it’s not easy to spend quality time outside when it’s cold and miserable. The equinox is a reminder of how much you’ve missed the outdoors and a chance to make more time to get outside again.

In fact, research suggests that even spending 20 minutes outdoors in a green space will do wonders for your health. While exercise is also beneficial, simply getting outside lowers your blood pressure and heart rate, lowering stress levels.

Do you find it difficult to make time for the outdoors? Schedule it in your calendar. Even if you spend part of your lunch break taking a short walk, it will make a big difference to your well-being.

Looking on the bright side is better

The vernal equinox takes an “out with the bad, in with the good” approach. Even if you are a winter lover, seeing the sun through the clouds is always a welcome sign. Let this year’s equinox remind you that it’s always better to look on the bright side.

Anyone could afford to look at the silver lining these days. 2020 was full of turmoil, pain and uncertainty. It may seem impossible to see the bright side amid social strife and a raging pandemic. However, just as the equinox signifies a changing season, it also moves into a time for renewal.

If you’re having a hard time shaking off the seasonal depression of last winter, or last year in general, your calendar can help you look on the bright side. Set a reminder every night to write down one thing that made you smile every day. Schedule time each week to participate in your favorite activities. Soon it will be difficult to see anything but the bright side in your life.

Like the spring flowers, you can bloom if you apply these lessons in your life. Look for ways to change, adapt and improve, just as nature does when the seasons change. Your personal growth will be tested and it will make you a better person.

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