The winter blues is a battle. Its cold out, we get grumpy. We need more clothes to wear, we get weighted down. But we don’t need to let any of those factors control us.
We can over come the battle by going with it and letting it pass through us.
Let the winter blues smack you and then power charge you.
Be sad, be upset and then see the other side. See it wasn’t so bad. Don’t brace yourself, don’t try to control or fight it. Be flexible, go with all the feelings.
The hard part is letting yourself feel . we don’t like these bad feelings so why would we let ourselves feel this way?
Well its natural and normal since life is waves so when we have ups we have downs and vise versa.
When we let ourselves feel, it’s also giving space and room for peace. The peace of mind we get from letting go can teach you as well. We can learn and grow by watching our own feelings.
My favorite way to go through the winter blues is to do things, such as outdoor activities and treating myself.
I love to drink warm yummy drinks like tea hot coco, coffee, broth. Taking a warm bath, use or Save up for a hot tub, take a warm shower, run your fingers and hands under warm water, I love warm things. Anything warm can really help kick the winter blues.
After you warm yourself up and gain energy, you can bundle up and find the kid in you again by sledding or building a snowman and other ecotherapy activities.
I love to put on a full body snow suit and just send it down the hill with no worries of snow in my pants or up my jacket. I always find myself in uncontrollable laughter when sledding.
You can read more ways to treat yourself when you have the winter blues in this ecotherapy post.
I say this a lot but don’t dwell on the blues feelings. Go with them like the wind or a wave. Like I talk about a million gazillion times. Life is waves! Which is great and exciting because once the wave crashes, once the winter blues battles is over we will feel better .
Our motivation will come back and our lives will have a little sense on purpose again.
Hope this post helps a little bit.
Thank you so much for reading. Don’t forget to think about yourself and treat yourself once in a while.