10 Reasons why we love Spring!

It’s spring again — a time of rebirth as the natural world wakes up after going dormant in the winter months. In spring, our days start getting longer, flowers begin to bloom, and warmer weather allows us to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Every season gives us cause to celebrate, but here are 10 reasons why we love spring

  1. Warmer weather

Chilly weather causes people to nest and want to stay cozy at home. When spring comes and temperatures warm up, it’s exciting to put the heavy jackets away and venture outside in lighter gear.

  1. There are more hours in the day

Once the time changes and the sun stays out later, you feel like there’s more time in the day to enjoy nature. Those with 9–5 jobs get to leave work in the sun instead of darkness. It also gives people the opportunity to play outside after dinner with their children or take relaxing evening walks among the trees.

  1. More sunshine

For many, spring is the first time in several months when the sun breaks through a grey sky. Going outside and feeling the sun’s rays on your skin feels good.  Spending time in the sun doesn’t just feel good physically; it also has many health benefits. The sun’s rays help our bodies produce vitamin D, improve sleep patterns, and produce serotonin in the brain, which can boost our emotional well-being — but remember your sunscreen!

  1. Birds and animals emerge

The animals who took a much-needed nap over winter and those who flew south for warmer climates are finally back. Hearing the happy chirps of birds or catching the first glimpse of your local wildlife are certainly reasons to love spring.

  1. Delicious seasonal produce

Eating in-season produce is always ideal, as it tastes wonderful and can be purchased for the best price.  Spring is a great time to head to your local farmer’s market to pick up old favourites and find new things to try.

  1. Time for spring cleaning and organizing

Spring is known for being a time of cleaning. There are both historical and religious examples of this, and spring cleaning has become an annual ritual for many households. It’s great to get your home in order now because once all the fun of summertime activities begins, no one wants to stay inside and clean.

  1. Blooming flowers everywhere

One of the best parts of spring is that beautiful flowers begin to bloom again. Flowers are more than just pretty and nice-smelling — they also nourish bees and birds and are an important contributor to the ecosystem.

  1. Trees grow leaves again

Whether you wander between the trees in a forest, sit under them in a park, or admire the ones outside your own window.  Trees go dormant in winter and lose their leaves, so it’s great to see those new leaves emerging, signalling the change in season.   

  1. Outdoor exercise

One of the best things about spring is that there is better weather, which makes you want to go outside.  Spring is the perfect time for ditching the gym for an outdoor workout. Take a long walk, go for a run, or play your favourite outdoor sport — whichever you choose, you’ll love doing it outside, where you can enjoy nature and get some fresh air and sunshine.

  1. You can open your windows again

Now that the weather is warming up, it feels good to open the windows and let a fresh breeze waft through your home. Fresh air is the perfect way to chase out the stagnation of winter. Not only that, but open windows allow you to experience the sounds and smell of spring. It’s hard not to smile when you hear a bird sing or catch the scent of a flower in bloom.

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