Experiencing the winter blues? 3 questions to help you embrace winter

Experiencing the winter blues? 3 questions to help you embrace winter

By Tracey Hancock

Here in New Zealand the weather has been much cooler as we move from autumn into winter. The days are shorter and hearty winter soups and stews are the order of the day.

The change in seasons can impact people in different ways.

You might be noticing that you're more tired than usual, you feel drawn to go within (both indoors and within your-self), and you're wanting to eat different foods.

It's quite common for everyone to experience those three things, although we don't always consciously notice or recognise them. You see our body is hard-wired to respond to the change in seasons and winter is a time to go within, to nurture yourself and to rest.

You may be noticing other changes too. For some winter brings with it a sense of the "blues". If you're experiencing that, I lovingly recommend writing in your journal to better understand what's going on for you. Use these three questions to help you get started:

1. How am I feeling? (name the emotion/s)

2. What am I thinking? (e.g. you might be missing spending time outdoors in the evening because now when you get home from work it's dark outside).

3. What can I do to nurture my mind, body and soul to help with the transition through the changing seasons?

If you have any questions or comments about how the change in season is affecting you, I'd love to hear from you. Connect with by email or by private message via the REALiving Coaching Facebook page.

Tracey Hancock, founder of REALiving Coaching, is the creator and lead mentor of the High Quality Health Method - a methodology designed to help you develop and implement a plan that’s specifically tailored for you to achieve the level of health you desire for life.

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