Living in Vancouver means the dark grey days of winter are upon us. This means it requires a little more effort and awareness to keep our moods and energy levels up for the shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures we experience. The next few posts will offer strategies for bringing ‘sunshine’ to the doldrums of winter days. Warding off winter blues whilst under grey skies is a skill that we can all practice and improve upon throughout life.
One strategy for brightening your inner world is to write a list of 20 things that bring you joy and commit to doing one of these each day. Give your working mind a regular break and allow yourself to relax, let go of worrisome thoughts that consume you and indulge in something joyful that promotes positive energy. Action is motivating in itself and can be the catalyst to a wonderfully memorable season!
Another strategy is to sign up for a Mind Master Workshop! The next scheduled workshop on stress management, titled “Stressed Spelled Backwards is Desserts“, will be on the evening of November 22, 2012 at the Coquitlam campus of Douglas College on Pinetree Way. This workshop is specially priced and promises to be educational, fun and energizing!