How to pick yourself up in the gloomy winter season? Post Christmas blues!
Christmas has come and gone and the worst month of the year has fallen upon you. Money has been overspend, bellies have been overfilled and there are so many glasses of Prosecco you can still cope with. Anyhow, it is time for a detox, shifting the pounds and for whatever new year resolution you have promised yourself or others to accomplish. Let’s face it; you are bored, cold and angry at the prospect to work, get up, and pretend to be jolly. Does this sound familiar?
Here are 3 gentle tips to help you keep the winter gloom at bay
- Reframe Winter. Accept Winter. Embrace Winter.
1) I used to get into depression over winter, yes I know some of us do get SAD but I am just talking about this general apathy following the euphoria and the business of Christmas. What about just accepting Winter for the calm it brings, what about going to bed early and just enjoy the rest that our bodies crave for?
Winter is not depressing; it is calm, patient and slow, it is nurturing as the rest of winter will bring the beauty and the flowers of spring.
2) Look at photographs of past achievements with pride, with compassion and with pleasure. Reminisce over the good moments with or without friends, the places you visited, the people you met, your family with their ups and downs. Contemplate and reflect the past to embrace the future fully and with serenity.
3) Read a good book. This may sound corny but if I feel down I reread my book: the power of outrageous expression even if the little voice is telling me that it is self indulgent. I know full well to listen to the wise voice, which tells that if that works for me, why not use it?
Happy beautiful season!
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