Making the Most of Being Inside This Winter (And Beating the Winter Blues)

by | Oct 26, 2021 | Emotional Pillar

Many times winter months also bring winter blues, and while there is 100% truth to this, there is also another way to look at the winter months. This view comes from a more traditional take on the winter months where we relied on our own two hands for survival. For many people, when I explain this to them, they laugh and say “YES! Makes so much sense”. The reason for this is because our brain stores so much data and emotions within it from previous generations, which is now called epigenetics, and we inherit our family’s emotional statuses, their challenges, and their wins.  We are now learning that if a generation had a hard winter food-wise, we will see the repercussions of that in the grandchildren.  This is such fascinating new research that when explored really helps us to understand our emotions so much better.  Especially when you consider we have just recently (approximately 3-4 generations) been removed from this more difficult way of living through the winter.

So knowing this now, what if we looked at doing the majority of our outside time exercising, playing, and walking in the spring/summer/fall months, and for the winter months, we went “inside”.  What if we spent time taking this season to disconnect from everything pulling us in 100 different directions and focused on connecting back in with ourselves and our family. Have you taken the time to figure out the love languages of your family? This alone could bring days of conversations full of learning how to truly love each member of your family.  What have you been putting off that if you picked up right now would feed your soul?  Where is your family strong, and where could a bit of help be needed?  What if you used this winter season to reflect on questions like these and more? Don’t get lost in the hustle and bustle! Take more time to be with others and to also take care of yourself.

Grab a journal and write down the answers to these questions?  Don’t know the answers? This winter season is the perfect time to discover them!

  • What is your love language?
  • What are your dreams?
  • What makes you tick?
  • What makes you special?
  • What makes you excited to get out of bed?
  • How can other people help you the most and what ways could you tell them?
Focus on rebuilding and spending the dark winter months differently this year and for the years to come.

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