Oh hello Spring! So nice of you to finally show up this week. I have been waiting for you all winter, although it only rained a handful of times here in San Diego...but that's ok!
Has anyone else noticed that Spring makes us spend more? I really think in my case it does. How you ask? See below.
1. Sunshine: I love the sun. It plays a huge role in my mood because if it's shining on my face when I wake up, it's an automatic alarm clock and it makes me want to get out of bed and enjoy the nice weather. When there is no sun and it's gloomy and overcast, I wake up feeling out of my element and really lazy. All I want to do is lay in the warm blankets. So sunshine makes me get out of bed and it makes me want to do more = higher chance of spending if I'm out of the house!
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4. New Clothes: As seasons change, I look at my closet each time and think to myself..I have way too many sweaters and pants. I need shorts! I need bright happy colors! I need bathing suits! I need sandals! This season I will not let myself fall into that trap again. I'm going to use all of my summery clothes that have been hanging untouched. If you're like me, new seasons (especially Spring) could trigger this feeling...and it's not a good one. At least keep an eye out for sales, coupons, or promo codes for when the need gets to be too much.
5. More Energy: This goes in hand with #3, but I have more energy in Spring. In Fall and Winter, I get into a productive mood and become addicted to work, but when it's Spring I'm feeling generally more happy and I want to do more. Volunteer? Yes! Go hiking? Yes! Go to the gym? Yes! Instead of feeling sluggish and wanting to stay in when it's raining, I get the urge to do more stuff and actually spend more.
6. Spring Cleaning: With Spring comes Spring cleaning. My family and I used to overhaul our old clothes, vacuum and dust every tiny crevice and then rearrange furniture. Spring is a time for a new beginning and what better way to do so than to clean house? I just cleaned my closet last weekend and it was crazy. It took me hours but now it's organized and nice to look at, and I can actually see all of my clothes! But with spring cleaning I bought new drawers for organization and usually with cleaning/organizing/rearranging, you end up buying furniture or organization stuff. Ikea anyone?
Does Spring make anyone else spend more? Or am I the only oddball in this room?