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The months of January and February signal the start of the “real winter.”  Let’s face it.  Winter is not an easy time of the year to love. We often feel a mood change from the excitement of the holidays.  So, how can we make peace with the winter season and make good use of cold days? This winter is particularly challenging because we are being forced to stay indoors even more because of COVID-19.  Over time, I have collected some winning winter tips that you may find helpful.

Relax and care for yourself during these colder months…

Allow winter to be just what it is, a quieter, less active time. Take the opportunity to view nature’s wonderland through a windowpane. You might light those holiday gift candles and listen to your collection of music. Remember that pile of books waiting to be read? Dive in and let them take you into worlds of wisdom and suspense.

Let us now turn our attention to self-care. The winter months provide a wonderful opportunity to begin making “you” a priority. When we turn our focus on ourselves, many of us start looking at our health and wind up distressed about our weight. Why not decide this can be the season for nurturing yourself into your ideal weight. Healthy, nurturing food and indoor exercise are a winning combination.

Stay indoors and benefit from the art of meditation …

Have you ever wanted to learn to meditate? Start this winter! The benefits of meditation are numerous, for both your physical and emotional body. There are so many opportunities to study this quieting and reflective practice in your home. Online classes, meditation books, and phone apps are available.

This winter make use of indoor time to organize and utilize creativity …

Working in your home to “organize and clear out” makes sense during the winter. Maybe you have been thinking about doing this for awhile. Videos online are available to support you in this endeavor. Why not start today!

Take up your old hobbies again, or begin something new. Have the courage to expand your talents and your creative side.

Stay connected to others…

Take time to cultivate relationships, even though this can pose a challenge during COVID. Keep up with friends and family by phone, internet, or Facetime. Good emotional health will be supported by these activities.

Make the effort to move through these winter months with courage. Try to enjoy this season, rather than spending the time wishing for spring. Remember that your joy is found in the present moment!


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