As the old adage goes, April showers bring May flowers. That’s something to anticipate, but first, you’ll have to make it through the storms that threaten to cast a shadow on the season. What can you do to subvert the gloomy gray skies? Turn that rainy day into something worth celebrating. It begins with recognition — the understanding that a little of the wet stuff is well worth it for the beautiful blossoms that will appear in your yard within weeks. But in the more immediate moment, you’ll need to adopt a few strategies to see you through, such as plugging in your favorite fragrance diffuser and using the weather as an excuse to escape from the real world.
Refresh Your Home
There’s a reason spring cleaning occurs at the turn of the season. After months of muddy boots, intermittent snowstorms, wild temperature swings, and dark skies, things look up. Sunshine reigns supreme — unless those raindrops are falling — and the weather is considerably more cooperative with your always busy schedule. In the midst of it all comes a strange desire to start fresh, renew the home for the season, and make sure the space is as clean as can be for the months ahead.
Putting your all into this project is a great way to refresh your mindset, too. Studies show a link between clutter and mood. When you’re surrounded by disorganization, it follows that you’ll absorb the chaotic and frenzied nature of your environment. You might feel stressed, overwhelmed, or tired as a result — without even realizing the problem. Make your rainy day productive by sorting items to donate to someone less fortunate. You’ll love the way it makes you feel, both in the moment and in the long term.
Scent Your Space
If ever there was a time to give your home a fragrance makeover, it’s during a rainy day in spring. While the often pleasant scent of rain itself may waft indoors if you leave your windows open a crack, you can’t indulge in that for too long — eventually, the rain will stop and you’ll be left slamming them shut to thwart allergens from disturbing your indoor air quality.
Instead, invest in a fragrance diffuser set filled with uplifting notes that will easily counter even the darkest, dreariest days of the season. The Energetic Aromatherapy Collection includes notes of citrus, green, and herbal fresh, yielding a vibrant grapefruit-peppermint blend that is as brisk and upbeat as it sounds. The Happiness Collection, meanwhile, brims with vivacious spirit captured by dry wood, citrus, and warm spicy notes. The result is a charismatic fruity blend accented by an unexpected zing.