The Spirit of Spring

Sunny weather is making its way back and with it come more opportunities for outdoor activities. While the weather isn’t perfect and we will still get some gloomy rainy days, that shouldn’t distract us from planning out all the activities that weren’t an option in the winter. Some activities to look forward to this Spring are walking outside, a hike through nature following one of the many park trails, picnics, and other projects that require open spaces, like painting furniture. In addition to normal spring-time activities, push yourself a little further and try something new.

Now is the perfect opportunity to try new activities and meet new people. You can enlist the help of friends and family or try and meet someone new. It can be difficult to strike up a conversation with a stranger, so utilizing available resources with like-minded people is a great way to get around that first-time awkwardness.

It is much easier to meet people who are looking to be met than to try and start communication with a stranger out of the blue. Try your local recreation centers, start clubs at work, etc. Or if that doesn’t interest you, there are many online clubs and meet-up websites available that can help you meet new people and find new activities to engage in.

By engaging the people already in your life and learning from them, you can strengthen the bonds you already have. Even if you don’t end up enjoying the activity, at least the time was spent with someone you enjoy being around.