A Good Winter's Rest

Beth Irvine Health Guide
  • The days are getting shorter...however, with all of the hustle and bustle right now you may not have even noticed? This Sunday, December 21st, marks the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. It is the first day of winter in the northern hemisphere. Look to the change of season and use the naturally shorter days to your advantage.

    This is a magical time of year
    Worldwide this period holds a magical flavor. Differing from culture to culture this season carries many resounding themes, rituals and celebrations. For centuries this period of darkness brings with it a time for self-reflection and new hope. Utilize this seasonal time to move into a quieter place, and allow your sleep habits to naturally follow. 

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    Quiet and still
    If we become quiet and still⎯ this period is a beautiful time for insight, clarity and a good winter’s rest to emerge. However, the holiday season is notoriously busy and it can be tricky to take the time. Make a conscious effort to notice this seasonal shift into winter as an opportunity. Dedicate 15 minutes a day to relax your body and therefore your mind. A relaxed mind becomes an open channel for calm, clear and powerful thoughts.

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    Use this enchanting time of year to bring out the best in you. Reflect on what is important to you, and let go of the rest. You can create a peaceful, relaxing holiday season and a good winter’s rest.

Published On: December 18, 2008