As the world outside us moves through its natural cycles, so do we.

The shift from winter to spring is a poetic reminder of life’s ever-changing nature—a phase where we transition from introspection to expansion, from hibernation to rebirth.

For some, including myself, this transitional period reflects an internal metamorphosis, full of contrasts.

The budding flowers and longer days evoke a sense of growth and possibility, yet the lingering chill keeps us tethered to winter’s introspective solitude.

Seasons don’t just affect the temperature and the length of daylight, they also have a profound impact on our mental and emotional states.

In winter, the urge to hibernate is natural.

The cold and darkness foster a mood of introspection, allowing us to delve deep into our inner worlds.

However, as spring begins to unfurl its colours, you might feel caught between two worlds- the comforting familiarity of winter’s rest and the invigorating promise of spring’s vitality.

You’re not alone if you feel like you’re oscillating between the need to burst forth and bloom and the pull to retreat and introspect.

There are times when we might feel trapped in a season, unable to move forward.

You might be stuck in the ‘winter’ of a relationship or the ‘spring’ of a new venture.

That’s completely okay.

The natural world doesn’t rush through its seasons, and neither should we.

Each season serves a purpose, offering its own lessons and opportunities for growth.

Transitioning between two conflicting states can be unsettling.

Here are some suggestions to make this shift smoother:

Start by aligning your activities with the changing seasons. As nature wakes up from its slumber, so can you.

Adopt a morning routine that involves stepping outside to soak up the early rays of the sun, or perhaps engage in grounding exercises like walking barefoot on grass.

This is where the art of mindfulness comes in.
Being fully present allows you to feel whatever is “alive” in that moment, be it a sense of excitement for what’s to come or a nostalgia for what’s been left behind.
Embrace these feelings as part of the rich tapestry of your existence.

Acknowledging the things you’re grateful for can create a profound sense of peace.
This simple act can shift your focus from what’s lacking or overwhelming to what’s abundant and fulfilling in your life.

Let go of resistance.
Just like a river doesn’t fight its course but rather bends and yields to its landscape, you too can find peace by going with the flow.
Accepting that it’s natural to feel a range of emotions during this transition can make the process less jarring.

So, as the season transitions from winter’s end to spring’s new beginnings, let’s remind ourselves that we, too, are ever-changing.

Embrace each season of your life with the same acceptance and wonder as you do the natural world.

Whether you’re in a period of growth or a stage of rest, each has its own beauty and significance. ????❄️

May your transition be as smooth as the first spring breeze, filling your life with gratitude and peace. ????✨

Kym Lawn
Kym Lawn

With a passion for personal development and over 25 years immersed in energy-based modalities, I bring a depth of experience and wisdom to my coaching at Untamed Midlife.