7 springtime resolutions to challenge yourself

V. important announcement: Spring is just 10 days away! As sunshine rolls in and the sun warms us up, we can't help but feel #posivibes that have us wanting to make changes for the better. Whether you want to feel better about your bod, expand your mind or get organized, making a spring resolution is a great way to blossom—just like the flowers.

1. Resolve to make a new friend
Meeting new people and creating new connections is an amaze way to embrace a new season. New friends can bring different perspectives and energies in your life. An easy way to strike up a convo with a potential BFF? Compliment them. Say how much you like his outfit or her killer speech in English class. They'll appreciate that you noticed!

2. Try a new sweat sesh
Whether it’s yoga, boxing or biking, finding new ways to move your body is a perfect way to keep those wonderful spring vibes coming. You’ll open your mind and body up to new thoughts and muscle groups.

3. Get creative
It doesn’t matter if you’re a painter or not. Creating art is a great way to freshen your mind *and* your space this season. Find a pretty picture on Pinterest that you heart or nab a tutorial of a painting, and work on it little by little throughout the season. By the end you’ll have a work of art that represents your growth.

4. Try 5 new foods—at least
If you’re an avid eater or a picky eater, this resolution will work for you. Avid eaters will enjoy exciting their taste buds with new flavors. If you’re a picky eater, this is an opportunity to try new things and explore what you like in food.

5. Volunteer
Helping your community is a great way to grow. There are many community projects that you can help out with, just ask around, check out bulletin boards (like at your local coffee spot or the library), inquire about opportunities in your town's Facebook group, etc. Pro tip: Volunteer with your bestie. It'll hold you accountable and be a fun way to connect with your best babe.

6. Read a book
Find a fun story to read. If you're a book lover already, challenge yourself by reading a genre you normally don't pick up. Heart historical fiction? Try a sci-fi read instead!

7. Write down your positive thoughts
Anytime you have a good thought about yourself or anyone else, write it down in a journal or even just your Notes app. You’ll be able to visualize your good thoughts throughout the springtime. If you're having a bad day, you can quickly scroll through your notes for an instant mood lifter.

The spring is an amazing time to try new things and make new resolutions. Use this season to search for yourself and find peace within the new flower you're bound to bloom into.

What’s your favorite flower? Let us know in the comments!


by India Afriye | 3/11/2019