The first day of spring is just around the corner. Spring is a time of life, rebirth, and new beginnings. I see this season as a time to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone; an opportunity to try something new to further develop and better myself.
For many years spring was the beginning of softball season. I would look forward to the seeing how all my hard work during preseason training from the winter would pay off. This is my fourth Spring without playing softball. I have had to find new ways to kickstart the beginning of warmer weather and sunny days.
The winter months can get dreary and some people can put on the winter weight and get seasonal affective disorder. Both two very real issues. Being able to look forward to something and train toward a goal is what has helped me get through some gloomy days and avoid the winter weight gain.
The idea of starting something new can be daunting and anxiety-provoking. But here is the thing, nothing in life is worth it if you don’t have to work for it. To me that means if you aren’t a little bit scared and afraid of failing or not being good enough that means you care and are (hopefully) willing to work to overcome that fear, and prove to yourself you can.
This spring try getting out of your comfort zone. Join a spring league: there are many adult leagues that allow you to register as an individual or muster up the courage and ask your friends or colleagues to make a team with you. If sports are not your thing try mixed martial arts, there are a lot of groupons out there that will allow you try classes without having to make a big investment. Join a meetup group that goes hiking or does active adventures to keep you moving. The point is to think outside the box and challenge yourself to try something new and to put all the spring back in your step!
Article Written By GUADS Staff Member: Kaitlyn