3 tips for the winter season
This past full moon on November 30th, 2020 was a powerful one. I personally felt this pull to shift a few things in my life. I attended an Insight Timer astrology talk with Jana Roemer who echoed what I felt. I wanted to share the 3 tips to help you live in more alignment with yourself going into the winter solstice season.
Leaning into these 3 tips
1. Start living in integrity and in alignment with who you really are or want to be
Right now we all are starting to see who people truly are. The veils are thinning so to speak. We can sniff out BS easier now then ever before. It might be the energy someone has that just doesn't vibe well with you but really tune into that instinct you have about someone. Trust that you know what's best for you and who should be in your life or not.
Personally I felt a shift to change my business to focus more on the Ayurveda side and less on the training side. I personally can help with movement in my Ayurvedic coaching. I think we need Ayurveda as a whole right now more than just another workout. For me to live in integrity there I needed to make that switch.
I also felt a call to switch up my workout routines. I need more intense workouts, to follow a program I invested in Jill Colemans Lean Building 12 week plan. I find it helps me focus on my mission when I outsource certain things in my life and outsourcing my workouts was what I needed in this season to focus on a few other health goals I have.
Next I feel the call to give up wine and really eat early, lighter dinners. Soup season is here and I love it. I will naturally eat healthier when I don't finish the day with a glass or two of wine. This shift is a much needed one as 2020 has been a heavier wine year for myself then I would like. So that's one other shift to help myself live in integrity is truly embracing that evening ritual Ayurvedically speaking.
2. Mental Health
Right now focusing on your mental health is huge. I know 2020 has been an extremely tough year. For me to really focus on my mental health I decided to take a social media or Instagram in particular break for all of December maybe longer. I know when I get in the place of comparison, or judgement, or always thinking about what to post, what to share it's something humming in your ear all the time. Personally I'm a week into the break and I don't miss it. I really do enjoy the space I have to create without the need to think about what to post next, or constantly thinking about what story should I share. I think it helps me be a more present mother as well.
For you mental health might look like talking to a therapist, reading more vs watching tv, or watching your alcohol intake. Notice what would serve you best right now and action steps you can take to get there.
3. Be Bored
Yes, this last tip might feel weird but it's so needed. Can you take the time and space to just be? I personally love to go on walks on my favorite trail, no headphones, really not great cell service and just be in the woods. My mind creates, wonders, and sits in stillness. It's so easy for us to fill our time even at home with noise, things to do. But really taking space to just be and create is needed right now.
I know this will sound strange to some but I personally think we all have access to the same ideas. These 3 tips shared for instance I wrote how I was going to do all of these 3 things but didn't label them in the way that Jana did in her talk. But they are the same thing. We both (we all) have access to this information if we allow ourselves to do the above 3 things. I think the more we sit in quietness we will see the synchronicities between ourselves.
I know when I take an Insight Timer class now some of the instructors will say what they have been thinking about and it's the same as myself. Now without being on social media how is that possible? We all have access to the wisdom. We just need to slow down, listen and trust ourselves.
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