Making springtime plans

As winter has given way and blossoms herald the beginning of spring, today marks the equinox which is the astronomical start of spring. From this point on the days are longer and we finally say goodbye to those long winter months.

Recently, I have been back in planning mode looking to the next 12 weeks of this new season. Rather than working through an entire year in one go, I am really enjoying breaking it down into 12 week blocks; season to season. This month, I have been lucky enough to be gifted a beautiful new wall planner by Jo of @itsjasperandrose. The design is gorgeous, and I adore the spring-inspired colour palette and illustrations. I have so enjoyed filling it out over the past week or so and have used it to think about all of the things I would like to do this spring.

Within the planner, Jo has cleverly allowed space for you to put in a word for the season. I have already selected a word for the year; “nuture” but am so pleased to now focus in on a specific intention for spring which I have decided is “explore”. For me, I would like spring to be about discovering local nature and walks but also exploring my sense of creativity. There are so many creative projects that I have had on the back burner that I would like to try from botanical dyeing to candle making. I never want to stop exploring in life and I feel that Jo’s planner is the perfect way of reminding yourself what you would like to achieve over a 12 week period. 

Designed for taking a more gentle approach to productivity, the planner also has a section on ‘Simple Living Reminders’ as well as a 30 day ‘Simple Changes Tracker’. These reminders encourage slow and sustainable changes through the season which I am excited to get started on. I have chosen to journal every day for the next 30 days as well as aim for 10 minutes of yoga or mindfulness each day. I hope it sticks but I do believe that having this planner to refer to every day will certainly help remind me to stay on course.

Jo will be producing one of these planners for each season and I am already excited to see what the summer one will look like. There is still time though if you would like to start with some spring planning and you can pick up your own copy of the planner here.

So how do you mark the beginning of spring? Do you like planning for the new season?

Author: Johanna Charlton

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