Spring has Sprung

It’s Spring, and I’m so pleased! I’m a bit worried about hayfever, though, as I’m quite prone to getting it and it is not pleasant at all. However, I’m allowing myself to celebrate that the days are getting longer and we are starting to get stunning days of sunshine and temperatures to 23 degrees!

I truly do wish we get some more rain for the farmers and the reservoirs, but I am blaming this excitement for sunshine and Spring on the fact that the sunlight is contributing to serotonin production in my system. Serotonin helps with boosting our moods and contributes to the feeling of calmness and also helps us maintain better focus. Also, although it is very important to be sun smart and protect ourselves from harmful sun exposure, healthy amounts of sunlight provide us with Vitamin D, which aids calcium absorption.

Here are some of my favorite things to do on a sunny, 23-degree day:

  • Go for a run along the River Torrens
  • Get a $10 takeaway pizza from the Unibar to share with a friend in a grassy area on campus
  • Plant something in the garden
  • Head down to Brighton for the sunset and read a book as I wait for the sun to go down
  • Sit outside for coffee
  • Have a picnic and catch up with friends

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