I’m a little late with this blog post, mostly because the weather hasn’t resembled spring in any way since the official change of seasons happened last week. But with warmer weather promised soon, I’m starting to become a believer that spring is actually on its way!

Spring is a time of new beginnings + transformations. These changes are evident all around us: temperatures begin to rise, animals emerge, seeds are planted, flowers bloom + the days keep getting longer. We can finally shed our winter coats and throw on some sandals (almost!) It’s quite the welcomed change from the dark winter days we’ve become accustomed to over the last few months. If you’re anything like me, lots of things in your life came to a halt sometime over the winter. It’s hard to feel energized or motivated during those long, cold months. Winter isn’t typically the time for most people to start new projects or choose to refresh their lives. But with the energy of the spring season, now is the perfect time to gain some momentum in making a fresh start!

Here are my top 2 tips for getting a fresh start this spring:

Create space by eliminating.

It makes perfect sense that you have to eliminate some stuff before you can make room for better things. Yet so many people hold onto something that’s no longer working for them out of fear there won’t be something better out there. Relationships are a great example of this. How many of you have stayed in a relationship where you knew you weren’t getting everything you needed, but you were too afraid to leave? I see this all the time with clients. They stay in a relationship where they are unhappy + try to convince themselves they can make it work. They’re afraid to cut ties out of fear they won’t find anything better. Yet when they get the courage to make a clean break, they are almost instantaneously surprised by what they find + mad at themselves for waiting so long to leave.

Relationships aren’t the only example of this. We also hold onto physical objects (read: clothes), beliefs, routines, careers + so much more. Change is hard, but it’s worth it. So do yourself a favor and find an area of your life that needs some “spring cleaning.” It might be scary at first, but there’s something even better waiting for you on the other side!

Start something new.

As I mentioned, spring is the season of new beginnings, so it’s the perfect time for a new beginning of your own. Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do? A hobby you’ve wanted to try? An exercise class you’ve been eyeing? NOW is the time!

I decided to finally plant a garden this spring. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but have been too intimidated to try in the past. Last week, I had a raised bed garden built in our backyard. Later this week I will be planting arugula, kale, carrots, cauliflower, edamame, broccoli + sunflowers (courtesy of seedsheets – check them out!!) I am admittedly a novice in this area, but I’m excited to enhance my garden-nurturing skills and learn as I go. My husband is already making bets on how long I can keep it alive — but I’ll make him a believer when our salads are coming from our very own backyard. If you’ve got any gardening tips, send them my way!

Happy spring, Friends! Remember: out with the old, in with the new!