Reframing "The Winter Blues"
This time of year is full of darkness; the sun is at the farthest angle from the earth. This absence of light can often cause some seasonal depression for people. The symptoms range from mild to severe. In casesof severe depression, make sure you are getting the professional support you need.
For most of us, we tend to notice that our energy is more depleted and we just don't have the stamina to do as much as we did at other times of the year. We often hear clients say, "I hate winter" in our treatment rooms. By letting go of the "like" or "dislike" of an experience, we can observe what is actually happening.
This decrease in energy is a necessary part of the natural cycle. By listening to your body's wisdom instead of fighting it, you can harmonize yourself with this season and find more ease in the midst of the darkness. Instead of reaching for the Starbucks, give yourself permission to rest and notice how your experience changes.