Spring has sprung, and the world is slowly filling with the sights and sounds of the season. If you’ve been busy planning for your upcoming wedding, you might feel like you haven’t had a chance to really immerse yourself in the beauty of this time of year. Luckily, you still have plenty of chances to get out there and really start to take in the warmer weather and verdant landscapes. You may just need a few tips on how to appreciate this season.
Throughout history, people have found all kinds of exciting and uplifting ways to celebrate the return of warmer weather. From frenzied dances to flower crowns, there are plenty of ideas to consider when you’re trying to enjoy the spring before walking down the aisle.
Get Out and Bike
The winter isn’t always the most appealing season when it comes to spending time outdoors. Because of this, you might want to start celebrating the spring by starting to do everything you had to put on hold during the colder seasons. One excellent activity you can get involved with to herald in the springtime is biking. Whether you are a casual rider or a hardcore cyclist, there are some amazing benefits that come along with hopping on your bicycle and taking off for a nice ride around your neighborhood.
Biking engages your body in an invigorating way, helping you exert a sensible amount of energy and reap some seriously fantastic benefits. A quick ride is enough to get your blood flowing, which can help you feel refreshed. Some people also find riding a bike can help them enter a state of meditative bliss, allowing them to focus on problems or forget about various stressors. No matter your reason for riding, there’s something fantastic about biking around when the world is coming back to life with shades of green.
Drink Some Wine
There’s no wrong time of year to drink wine, but the spring is definitely one of the best times for this beverage. In Ancient Greece, the god Dionysus was often associated with the spring. Also known as the god of revelry, worshipping Dionysus often included making and drinking copious amounts of wine. While you don’t need to get completely plastered in the way the Ancient Greeks did, you might find it comforting to sip on a nice glass of wine while sitting outdoors and enjoying the beauty of the season.
If you don’t drink, you can also think about dancing. In Ancient Greece, one of the main reasons for drinking was to encourage wild, uninhibited dancing for various spring rituals. This season provides the perfect excuse to go somewhere with your significant other and get your groove on before your first dance as a married couple. Ditch the endless wedding-related tasks for a night and go have a little bit of fun now that the weather is finally more appealing.
Make a Crown
Finally, you can always go with the very simple gesture of making a flower crown. There are several different ways to achieve this goal. Start by collecting the flowers you want to wear, then research the various DIY methods for making a crown. Once you’ve found the process you like the most, you’ll be able to whip these crowns up in no time at all for whatever spring festivities you might get involved with.
When you’re totally stuck in the whirlwind of planning a wedding, you need to take time to yourself to feel reinvigorated about life. With the spring’s arrival, now is a perfect chance to enjoy the bounty of the season. Find the methods that work for you and get outside!