Spring marks the end of a bone-chilling winter, which we're sure you've had enough of this year, and transitions us into the blistering heat of summer. It's the perfect middle ground between the two, giving us a nice break from the extremes. Whether you want to sport some jean shorts and a long sleeve shirt or jeans and a tank top, Spring is the perfect time to get full use of your wardrobe.
Hours in the Day
After the spring equinox, we seem to gain more hours in a day. The Earth's horizon is perfectly aligned with the sun and the nights get shorter while the days seem to grow longer. This is great for getting more done in a days time, something we can all use.
Nature Becomes Full of Life
Animals that had migrated south for the winter are returning home. Now that Spring has arrived, we should be hearing more birds chirping outside our windows.
While food is in abundance in Spring, animals see this as the perfect time to reproduce.
Sunshine and Smiles
Being exposed to sunlight increases serotonin, a hormone that makes you feel happy, into your brain.
While sunlight increases the serotonin in your brain, it also decreases melatonin during the day and increases it at night. This helps you get better sleep.
Say goodbye to the dreary view of bare trees and leafless bushes. Spring brings the foliage back to life as they begin to sprout leaves and flowers again. This is another way Spring prepares for Summer by providing leaves to shade us from the blistering sun.
Not only are the trees getting their leaves, but the grass is becoming greener. The sunlight causes the production of chlorophyll. There was a scientific study in 2012 that found that people who saw green before a challenge came up with more creative solutions.
Loads of Fruits & Veggies
Fruits and vegetables are coming into season and are more delicious than ever. What's more pleasing than a nice, juicy peach?
Flowers blooming in the Spring signal bees that they're ready for pollination. Science has also proven that looking at buttercups can make you feel happier. There was a study in 2007 that proved people in yellow rooms at cocktail parties were more lively and talkative. Yellow is also a great way to liven your mood!
No More Snow
Just try to say that just reading that didn't make you happier. We know it made our lips turn up into a smile. No more snow means your lawns will be free to thrive and you no longer have to worry about it affecting your commute to work.
Pets Have Brilliantly Healthy Coats
We know this may not be the tidiest on the list. No one likes having to deal with even more pet hair around the house, but we know it's necessary. Our pets grow excess hair to thicken their coat to keep them nice and warm throughout winter. Now that it's getting warmer, they're shedding it, leaving behind a shiny, lively coat!
No More Dry Air
The air will have more moisture from the Spring showers. One of our favorite things is sitting on a covered porch during a storm with a good book or cup of tea. So relaxing!
We love being able to open the windows, not just in our home, but also while out for a drive. Let the wind blow through your hair!
Sunlight triggers your body to produce the vitamin D3, which keeps your bones strong.
We hope you enjoy Spring as much as we do! While out for a drive, feel free to stop by our office to stop in and say hi!