Why Do We Love the Month of May at Bovo-Tighe?
As we do every year, we make a big deal about the arrival of May. We love the energy and warmth of its longer days. Plus, Spring comes at different times depending on where you live, but by May it is in full swing everywhere north of the equator, even in colder Northern climates.
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 each 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 morning workouts a half-hour earlier and keep them there through the summer. (Grant yourself permission to move them back 30 minutes come Fall!) Or, insert a morning workout that hasn’t been happening, even a nice walk, into your routine.
- 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 higher personal productivity for you? Do the people around you get 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 what sort of impact the longer days of May have on how you lead yourself, and others!