What better time than the start of a new season to refresh and re-energize your life? Spring is the perfect time for a re-set and there are plenty of ways to start fresh in Toronto as the weather warms up. Whether you want to make a big change or just subtly shake things up, here are 10 fun and easy ways to make a fresh start this spring in Toronto.
One of the best and easiest ways to start fresh after winter or anytime you feel the need for a refresher is to hit the spa. Taking time for yourself is important no matter the time of year, but especially if you need an energy boost. You have your pick of great spas in Toronto no matter what kind of treatment you’re interested in, be it a body scrub, facial, massage or combination thereof. In addition to traditional spas, there are also a few other ways to pamper yourself and de-stress in time for spring in the form of steam rooms, saunas, and even a salt cave.
Learn Something New
Start fresh this spring by making a point of learning something new. It’s so easy to fall into a routine when it comes to how we spend our days and there isn’t anything necessarily wrong with routine, but routines can end up becoming ruts. Keep things interesting and shake things up for spring by picking up a new skill or hobby. There are many unique and interesting things you can learn and classes to take in Toronto so you won’t be hurting for options. Try a few to see what might suit you best.
If you’re looking to learn something without reaching into your wallet, the library is a great place to go. Most branches of the Toronto Public Library offer courses and workshops that cover everything from health and wellness to science and technology.
Feel Like a Kid Again
Kids, for the most part, are much more focused on having fun than adults are. Sure, they don’t have rent or mortgage payments to make or full-time jobs to commute to in rush hour traffic, but they are onto something by prioritizing fun. Shake things up this spring by doing something that makes you feel like a kid again. You’ll feel refreshed, re-energized and you might even be able to minimize any stress you’ve been feeling. From jumping on a trampoline and riding a go-kart, to playing a rousing game of laser tag, there are many ways to feel (and act) like a kid again in Toronto.
Chances are, unless your job requires you to be outside, you spend a lot of time indoors. Spring is the perfect time to change that. Simply making it a priority to get outside more can have a noticeable impact on your energy levels and how you feel about your day. Whether you head out for a hike right here in the city, explore High Park or spend time in one of Toronto’s other parks, it’s pretty easy to get a fresh air fix in the city.
Whether you’re coming off a sluggish winter, you want to focus on getting fit or you just want to incorporate more activity into your day to balance out a sedentary job, another great way to make a fresh start come spring is to get moving. Sure, you can join a regular gym, but there are a lot of other, more unique ways to get active in Toronto that have nothing to do with spending time on a treadmill, like rock climbing, taking a surf-based fitness class or trying aerial yoga. In addition, whether it’s indoor beach volleyball or learning Beyonce’s best dance moves, there are lots of ways fun ways to get fit in Toronto.
Do Something Creative
When was the last time you did something creative, just for the sake of it? If you’re not sure, then it might be time to change that. Steer clear of a rut and feel reinvigorated for spring by tapping into your creative side. Whether it’s stopping by Paintlounge to test out your skills with a brush and canvas, creating your very own terrarium at Crown Flora, delving into metal and glasswork at Nanopod or designing your own tote bag with Graven Feather, there are many opportunities to get creative in Toronto.
Save a Little Money
For some people, making a fresh start, or at least tweaking things for a new season means taking a look at their finances. If that sounds like you, even though Toronto can be an expensive city to live in, there are some easy ways to save money when you live here, as well as if you’re just visiting.
Get Out and Meet Some New People
Even if you already have a great group of friends around you, meeting new people is never a bad thing, whether you’re looking to network professionally, meet someone with shared interests or expand your social circle. Doing so can go a long way towards adding some extra spark to your life this spring (or any time, really). As an adult, it’s not always easy to put yourself out there to make new connections, social or otherwise, but there are some good ways to meet new people in Toronto you can try.
Volunteer Your Time
Start fresh this spring by being of service to people or organizations that need your time and skills. Not only is volunteering a good way to meet new people (see above), it can help give you a fresh perspective, open you up to new ideas and allow you to learn more about yourself. You can check out some tips for finding the right volunteer opportunity in Toronto and then search online for something that interests you.
Do Something Different
Switch up how you spend your time this spring as an easy way to refresh your life. It’s so easy to do the same things – go to the same bars, the same parks, the same neighborhoods – but the more you can expand your comfort zone, the more fun you’ll have and the more interesting your life can get. Skip the usual drink date and instead try one of the more unique activities in Toronto. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, here are a few ways to add some excitement to your day in Toronto.