Intention, focus and wellbeing in winter

Switch off
Turn off your phone, do not allow notifications on your smart phone, keep your phone on silent and pop it on flight mode from 8pm-8am. Turn off computer notifications. Begin whatever it is that you need to do.
If I am studying or writing I chunk my time, 45min of hard work and 15minute mental break per hour. This advice was given to me by my best friend when we were at uni and I still employ this method 12years later.
Meditate in the morning
I have been light sourcing and finding this extremely beneficial, rather than trying to find time to meditate during my busy days.  
Heathful, nourishing food
at all the curries, roast veggies and drink all the herbal tea. Winter is the time to slow down our world, chew thoughtfully, eat only food prepared from home (or with love at your favourite restaurant). Cut processed food and sugar from your diet and if you are STILL eating dairy then please stop! Wholefoods are the food we eat that is as close to it's natural state without refining or processing.
Walk daily in the crisp fresh air. Set your feet upon the cool earth or sand and feel connected to our mother. Get that vitamin D :D
"Decide what you want. Believe you can have it. Believe you deserve it and believe it is possible for you. And then close your eyes and every day for several minutes visualise having what you already want, feeling the feelings of already having it. Come out of that and focus on what you're grateful for already, and really enjoy it. then go into your day and release it to the Universe and trust that the Universe will figure out how to manifest it." Jack Canfield
Imagine the person you want to be, what does it really mean to you to be successful? What behaviours and traits does the person you are destined to become possess? Show up every day with tiny inspired actions that draw you closer to the life you desire.
For example, mummas to be, visualise meeting your baby, imagine bringing your baby earthside in a peaceful and loving way. Imagine an empowered mother-centred birth, inhale love and exhale your fears.
Recovery and rebalance occurs when we sleep, so go get those zzzzzz's. We naturally feel more lethargic when there is less sunlight and warm days. Light candles to eat dinner by and as the sun sets, prepare for a warm and comfortable nights rest.

Tim McDonaldComment