We are in the darkest time of year.  I am struck by how often I hear comments lamenting about the shortened days and the feelings so many get as darkness descends.  Yes, it is true that we thrive with sunshine and natural Vitamin D.  But, I do think it is possible to embrace the natural rhythm of the ebb and flow as we move through the days and the calendar.  I find myself remarking repeatedly that after December 23rd we are on the upswing once again, so try and focus on that positive note.

Additionally, it is beneficial to consider how to adapt to longer hours of darkness.  The darkest time of year coincides with the December holiday season, bringing us together with family and friends to celebrate.  I think it is an opportunity to be with those we love and who celebrate life with us.

Consider the following suggestions:

  • Keep things simple and not overwhelming.  You will give yourself the gift of less stress and greater emphasis on connection.
  • Keep yourself fueled with healthy choices of exercise, good nutrition, good sleep
  • Use your tools of mindset reset remembering to breathe, think realistically and positively, believe in gratitude and count your blessings
  • Remember that one of the things we give is a helping hand to others.  You will feel better for doing so
  • From darkness comes light again, and another new year.

From my desk to you:

Breathe and Believe
Believe and Breathe
Breathe in the Here and Now….