We Love the Energizing Month of May
If you love daylight, you love the month of May.
The source of all our energy, the sun, rises early and sets late in May, giving us our first really steady dose of sunshine for 2014. As we note every year, our staff and clients are scattered across the country, and each experiences the renewal of Spring at different times (especially after the long, hard winter felt east of the Rockies.) But by early May we all get to about the same energizing place.
What do we love most about May?
Long evenings allow fuller days: We simply seem to get more done, personally and professionally. The days in May are as long as those in late July and early August, which most people do not realize.
More sun in our lives: As the wet weather of April gives way to sunnier days in May, we feed off the energy of all that sunshine! We have ways to stay energized in the shorter days of late Fall, Winter and early Spring, but the copious natural energy that starts in May makes it so much easier to get early starts and keep moving well into the evening.
Feeding off other’s energy, which we all should do every day as a matter of course: But, this gets easier when everyone is full of their own Spring-inspired energy!
How should you capitalize on this high-energy month?
- Emphasize early rising to take advantage of early sunshine. Move workouts a half-hour earlier and keep them there through the summer. (Grant yourself permission to move them back 30 minutes come Fall!)
- Move meals (and meetings?) outside before the Summer season officially kicks off around the Glorious First of June. Why wait for everyone else? It might still be a bit cool, but you can bundle up against any lingering Spring chill.
- Take evening walks with friends or family to fully enjoy later sunsets, instead of just peeking at them through the window. This is a great way to wind down after a busy day, and gets you out in the fresh air if you have been in an office all day.
May is truly a time to grasp a full measure of the energy nature has to offer. Don’t waste a minute of it!
What do you think? Has May always been a time of personal productivity for you? Do you see people getting into a really active rhythm? Is it a month of real progress in your work environment, or does Spring fever deliver a hit to productivity?
Let us know if you are as big a fan of May as we are!