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Although the flowers may not be blooming quite yet, there are still several things you can do to get into the spring spirit:

-Plan what you’re going to grow this summer: Gardens can take a long time to plan out and construct, so start thinking about what you’d like to grow, where you’re going to plant, and where you’re going to buy your seeds or starter plants. Challenge: try getting your plants from a farmer’s market or local nursery rather than a chain store like Walmart or Lowe’s.

-Do some spring cleaning: Vacuuming isn’t very high on my list of things I like to do in my free time, but I always feel more relaxed and ready to tackle challenges after I clean up my room. It’s been shown that clutter can make people feel anxious or distracted, so try organizing your things and only keeping out what’s most important or inspirational for your daily life. Challenge: make some cute spring decorations for your dorm room or front door.

-Get outside: whether you’re in Florida where it’s 78 or you’re in New Hampshire where it’s 40, spend some time outside. Nature is starting to wake up, and you can witness some amazing things, like baby birds being born or trees growing their first buds. It’s the perfect time to use the camera that’s been sitting in your closet since Christmas. Plus, sunshine can increase your mood and help you get started on that summer tan!

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