Personally, I donít see a huge need to cure spring
fever. As diseases go, itís definitely a good one in my book. What else makes you twitch to run outside and explore the wilderness again. Love is in the air and so are the smells of freshly turned dirt and snow cones. Spring time is a great time as far as Iím concerned, but if youíre twitching your way all the way down to the office at school, you might need to find a way to keep that spring fever under control, at least while youíre at school.
Wake Up Earlier
If you wake up earlier, youíll have a chance to sit outside during the morning hours. Of course, with the insane hours we keep at most high schools, youíll be watching the sunrise, but you can certainly have your cup of milk or hot chocolate sitting at the patio table for fifteen minutes before getting ready for school or wait until you get to school and hang out with your friends around the picnic tables outside before school starts to get as much fresh air as possible.
Bring the Outside In
Recycled air and classrooms without windows make it hard to sit still and wait for the end of the day when youíll be released back into the greenery and fresh air. Seek out a new perfume or body spray that has some earthy elements to it and start using it. A light spring scent will give you a bit of pep and energy to get through the day. You might also sneak in some flowers to brighten your mood if you can get away with it.
Meander to Class
You have five or seven minutes to get from one class to the next, so use that time to get outside and see how the weather is doing. Instead of walking through the halls, walk around them out the outside sidewalks or take the pathway through the quad instead of around it. Getting into the fresh air for a few minutes at a time might be enough to sustain you until you get there more permanently at the end of the day.
Dress for Spring
Ditch the tired winter
clothes and pull on some new short-sleeve shirts and capris. It might be a bit chilly still, but throw on a sweater or a hoodie and youíre in business. Bright colors and spring clothing makes your whole day brighter, plus youíll be able to enjoy the feel of the lighter clothing instead of the heavy bulk of sweaters and cords.
Max Your Outside Time
When you are finally released from the dull hallways of artificial lights, maximize your outside time while you can. Spend hours outside with friends and be sure to get lots of sunshine and breathe deeply. Save up the brilliance of spring and the warm weather for the hours that you wonít be able to enjoy it. If youíre lucky, you might be able to inspire a teacher to take the class outside for a discussion or some reading time and you can once again maximize your spring exposure.