Happy New Year!
How did you ring in the new season?
With all the holiday festivities, it is understandable that the change of season may have gotten overlooked. But there is still plenty of time to tap in and align with the seasonal energies.
So grab a cup of hot Taheebo Tea ☕ and read on as we glean some wisdom from nature’s rhythms…
The first day of Winter was December 21st —The Winter Solstice which is the longest night of the year. From this day forward, there will gradually be more and more light until we reach the Spring Equinox on March 20. So we have quite some time where the cold and darkness of winter will dominate and affect us on many levels.
Remember, the outer seasonal cycles coincide with inner patterns and cycles reflected in our emotional, mental and physical energies as well as more subtle energies which influence our creativity, self-awareness and spiritual awareness.
Being aware of and tapping into the seasonal energies within and without is an important key to wellness. At the beginning of each season, it is important to take time to check in with our inner and outer worlds, to align with the new energies and incorporate new practices into our lives.
The chart below highlights some of the key correspondences for the Winter season.
Key correspondences for maintaining balance this Winter season
Maintaining Balance in the Winter
Much of nature is hiding in her roots during the winter, gathering energy to be reborn in the spring.
This gathering of energy is important to us as well. Winter’s power is deep and yin. It is a time to conserve energy and resources, and to not be wasteful with your active/outward yang energy.
To remain in balance and health during this time, we need to keep warm, remain quiet, and sleep well.
We will also be supported by spending time at home to recharge. Give yourself permission to have total rest whenever possible because that is not just okay, it is encouraged and aligned with the flow of energy taking place right now.
This can be as short as 15 minute naps, or half days or weekends of rest. Cozy up on the couch with a warm ☕ of Taheebo and a book, or your favorite movie or show.
(Btw, if you haven't watched the show Ted Lasso, we highly recommend it! It's a witty and feel-good kind of show. You may find yourself binge watching all three seasons 😮).
Winter is a great time of the year to journal and reflect on what is working and no longer working in our lives. The energy of the winter supports looking inward, tuning into your feelings and your inner changes, so that you may weave those into your outward life.
You may find this type of introspection is very helpful to do prior to creating your goals for the year.
📝 Here are 13 Journal Prompts that will help get you started:
➿ What moments brought you the most joy this year, and why?
➿ What experiences have challenged your perspective and led to personal growth?
➿ What values have become more important to you?
➿ How have you practiced mindfulness and being present in the moment?
➿ How have you practiced self-compassion and self-care?
➿ How have you nurtured your creativity?
➿ What have been your biggest accomplishments this year, and why?
➿ How have you celebrated your achievements and milestones
➿ How did you contribute to your community or make a positive impact?
➿ How did you cultivate or strengthen your important relationships
➿ What challenges have you overcome, and what have you learned from them?
➿ What experiences pushed you out of your comfort zone?
➿ Describe a moment when you felt the most alive and inspired.
How to Set Goals (that you will actually keep!)
Setting goals for the new year can sometimes feel challenging. You may feel discouraged by the whole process of goal setting if you’ve struggled to achieve previous years’ goals.
One thing that has helped us tremendously is keeping our goals few in number. Productivity studies have shown that you can’t focus on more than 5, 7, or 10 items at any one time.
An invaluable way to conserve energy this winter is a shift in mindset surrounding goal setting. This shift will allow you to focus your energy on what really matters to you, and help you make steady progress without the energy drain and burnout that many of us have become so accustomed to.
And Presto! You will feel laser focused each day —relaxed and relieved that even if you only accomplish your Daily Big 3, you are well on your way to success!
(If you want to learn more, we highly suggest reading about Michael Hyatt's Full Focus system. We don't personally own the planners, but find this process really helpful and use it everyday!)
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𓇢𓆸 Our Wellness with the Seasons series highlights information and practices to boost your health such as the Element of each season according to Chinese Medicine, the season’s organs and acupuncture meridians, nutrition and exercise.
Stay tuned for more!
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Be well !
Melissa + Julien + Mimi the Pup