It’s Sunday afternoon here in New Jersey. Yesterday it was raining and the temps are in the 30’s. Today is a freakish 50 degrees. Tomorrow night they are calling for a blizzard. Snow days make kids crazy! At least here they do. Is it Spring yet? Not even close.
It’s the end of January, which means we still gave few months until Spring. Thank God for Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day for something to celebrate. I’m a sunshine and beach girl who would rather live somewhere warm and know I will end up there at some point. What I like about Winter is Christmas, the boots, my kids’ birthdays (3 out of 4 are winter babies), velvet, cool coats, and hearty foods. I am a make the best of it girl. Sitting by the fireplace and drink a cup of hot tea is the remedy.
Wishing for things to be different is good for dream manifesting, goal setting, vision board type stuff. But accepting what is, the present moment is key. As a parent, I have lots of pooping in the pants, tantrum throwing, messy moments and most of the time this is my children doing this luckily and not me. But I’m human, so yes I have thrown a tantrum. Mom tantrums, or meltdowns, I bet are more frequent in the winter when kids are stuck inside or schedules are action-packed. But then again, in the summer the kids get bored and naturally get on each others nerves and mine. I still take that warm weather and the freedom of a schedule over cold and windy days.
Maybe I am secretly a Southern California girl anyway. I love the vibe and the food for sure. People say you wouldn’t appreciate the Spring as much without the Winter. I think sometimes they say that to make themselves feel better. At least I have when I’ve said it. I wonder if that’s like in life. If you didn’t have those not so fun moments with your kids, would you appreciate the happy, sunny moments as much?
My winter feel good tips are:
1. Get out in nature or at least take drive on sunny days. Sit by a window and let the sun bathe you.
2. Music is a healer. Listen daily.
3. Exercise daily to keep that good energy flowing.
4. Meditate and journal. Light a candle and set intentions, say a prayer or blessing.
5. Hug someone or something (like pet). Human touch is sacred and creates good hormones.
My mantra is: Every day is a bright day as I choose it.
Blessings to all. Let’s envision sunshine and be a Light in the world.