Feeling a little low in winter is common for all of us. After a beautiful summer spent outside, the hangover of the sunshine will linger for a while. However, let this not be the reason why you start to feel negative. Here are five efficient and lovely ways that you can bring some warmth and positivity into your life. Follow them and include them into your routine to see the difference quickly!
1 Remember that winters bring reflection:
When the weather gets colder, we’re urged to turn inwards and to our safe sanctuaries. It often brings us into a period of quiet contemplation where we can muse about our goals and how we’ve spent the previous months. The summer season is full of life, outings, and socializing, while winters can help up think about ourselves and make improvements. Be it your productivity, or your relationship with yourself, this is a good time to seek deeper connections.
2 Add meditation to the routine:
One of the easiest ways to get in tune with your own mind and body this winter is to involve meditation in your routine. This has several health benefits as well as holistic purposes. While the shortened days may make you sad, meditation offers you a comfortable space to feel these emotions. A healthy outlet to let go of any anxiety, mood swings, and small shifts is highly necessary to feel a deep peace in the long run. You can also turn to a journal if you wish to track your thoughts during these months.
3 Pray and seek blessings:
One of the best ways to connect with your higher self and God is by praying. This has a plethora of benefits, from improving your integrity and bringing grace, to inculcating an attitude of gratitude. If you don’t know where to start with prayers, have the Wyoming Carmelites offer intentions for you in their prayers first. The blessings of the clergy and elders matter a lot, so seek them often and fully.
4 Find gratitude in the little things:
Happiness is available to those who seek it. And the contrast between your relationship between happiness and seeking is the more you pine for it, the more you’ll chase it. Take the time to express gratitude over small and large things in your life, and watch happiness seek you. Your approach makes all the difference!
5 Do the things you love most:
If you feel blue and sad during these seasons, it is okay to feel a little down. Instead of pushing yourself to do things, take some time-out hours and nurture your inner child. Do the things that bring you the most joy such as napping, eating good meals, singling, painting or dancing. Your mind will slowly start to appreciate the little moments and feel better.
Changing your winter routine is the key to improving your overall productivity and positivity. However, it all starts with expressing love and compassion towards the self. We hope that these tips bring you to a state of unlimited happiness without any chases involved!