The first thing I do when I get tired is jump into what the heck is wrong with me. I go into full on self diagnosing mode. Am I dehydrated? Are my hormones out of whack? Do I have cancer?!?! P.S. I get this from my mom. Love you!
It is always a great idea to be on top of your health, by getting regular check-ups, eating wholesome, moving regularly, and hydrating your body. And while sure, any of us at any given time could improve our health and well-being, sometimes we just need to slow down and rest.
It's winter people. The days are shorter, our immune systems are taking hits left and right, and naturally we are suppose to be in hibernation mode. But most of us continue going and doing the same amount as we do all year long. We push and force instead of being gentle with ourselves.
In the summer, we naturally want to do more and have increased energy. But we have to start asking ourselves when are we going to make time and space to slow down? To not do so much. To stop accomplishing and start being. Being with ourselves and our friends and families and resting our bodies and minds.
I know I need the reminder. 'There is so much to be done!' 'Whats the next project I can jump on?' But what about tuning in and respecting the nature of winter and the need of our bodies and slowing down. Saying no to overstimulation (hello constant music or television, chores, business meetings, etc. etc. etc.)
If you are feeling a bit more tired than usual, yes there may be something amiss in your body. But maybe, you just need to slow down and read a book and turn in early. Maybe you need to turn off the music and listen to the rain. Maybe you need to reset and rest and turn off the wireless in your home for a few nights.
Try surrendering this winter to yourself. To the moment. Go ahead, light a candle, make self care a priority, snuggle up with your blankets, your pets, and your familyand practice giving into the slowness of this season instead of pushing through.
I love this video by Gabby Bernstein. Its a reminder that sometimes we need to give in, trust, and take a backseat. Winter is the perfect time to ease up.
Do you have any gems to share with us around how to slow down, savor, and reset? Xo