March represents many different things for people. Two of the biggest things celebrated during March are the start of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day- what’s not to love about either one of those?! Below you will find some fun facts and information on both that will help you prepare for the celebrations.
Spring Time Greatness
• Spring, also known as the Vernal Equinox, officially begins on March 20th
• Our clocks will spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 12th
• The term Spring or “springtime” refer to the idea of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.
• The season Spring brings with it the ability to start enjoying more outside activities that you may not be able to do in the Winter season. These can include: Camping, Fishing, Flying a Kite, Playing Mini Golf & Starting your garden! More activities can be found here!
All Things Green
• St. Patrick’s Day, commonly referred to as St. Paddy’s Day, is on March 17th
• Corned Beef & Cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish that originated in New York and not Ireland. Find some great Irish recipes here!
• The popularity of Shamrocks and Four Leaf Clovers stems from St. Patrick using these plants to explain the holy trinity to the Irish.
• St. Patrick’s Day cannot be complete unless you are wearing green and everything around you is green! When celebrating, some show their Irish pride more than others. Take a look here!
Happy New Year! What’s New for You?!
At the start of every New Year we make a list of goals to tackle for the next 365 days. So how do you keep the resolutions to save money, lose weight, or take the trip of a lifetime?
Check out the tips below on how to successfully stay on pace to reach your goals:
1- Be realistic. Make your goal attainable
2- Think ahead. Planning for the future instead of leaving things to chance will help put key pieces in place
3- Design a reward system. Working toward a goal with mini celebrations along the way are ways to encourage yourself
4- Have a goal buddy. Pick someone you can trust to confide in and help hold you accountable
5- Make a pro and con list. Figure out what the good and bad of attaining your goal will be so you can adjust as needed in the process to success
6- Track your progress. Seeing the little wins along the way will help keep your focus
7- Be kind. Don’t beat yourself up if you fall short at times. It’s a process, and that’s why you have 365 days to reach the finish line
No matter your goal, be proud you are challenging yourself to something new. This time next year you’ll be happy you did!