But what can we do about it?
💙 Get Outside
Don't forget that the outdoors are still calling you in the wintertime! You can make it easy--you don't have to make a trek to a park or make the commitment to go hiking, although you can if that works! If there's a lot of snow outside, spend some time with your kids or have a social distance friend date where you get creative making some snow art! Or if the snow is mostly gone, take a walk around the neighborhood and take in wintertime's stark beauty.
💙 Consider where you're spending your energy
How are you feeling about where your energy goes each day? Are you consuming a lot of negative news all day? Are there boundaries that feel right in terms of screen time or social media? Are there people in your life that you need some boundaries established with? By reclaiming that time and energy, you give yourself more chances to spend time doing what you do want!
💙 Schedule quiet down time
We all know that only things that get scheduled actually GET DONE. Let's take a moment and remember that you are what makes your life and your family's world go round so your physical and mental health is important! Whether it is a bit of quiet yoga time, a soak in a bath, or quietly coloring a mandala you deserve a bit of quiet time! Let's find a spot to fit it into your week!
💙 Reflect on what is working
Take some time to think about one or more changes you made last year that you feel good about. Celebrate them! Reflect on how it feels to have this change in your life, and continue reminding yourself of the habits you already practice that are supportive and nourishing that you are proud of.
💙 Reach out to friends who need you just as much as you need them
Remember that if you're having a rough day and could use some support, chances are there are multiple people in your life who are in the same boat. Text a few friends and ask them if they want to chat, your voice might be just what they needed to hear that day! Don't forget to tell your friends how much they mean to you!
💙 Find one small habit to shift
If you're still feeling like something needs to shift for you to feel your best, try to find a small thing in your life that you could tweak, rather than something huge to radically transform. Habit changes are best accomplished when we take the time to gradually shift one small thing at a time. As a health coach, I can help you choose the right habit to focus on. and follow up support calls are just $30 for 25 minutes. If you could use this level of support in looking at habit changes, schedule a health coach appointment here! And read more below about my health coaching practice.
For herbal suggestions this is where we have some wonderful mood lifting and energizing herbs.
💚 Choose an adaptogen to nourish your energy levels
Adaptogens build energy reserves rather than depleting them like coffee or other stimulants. If you don't know which one might be right for you schedule a quick consult appointment at the link below.
💚 Try a mood lifting herbal tea
Such as my Loving Heart or Damiana Delight. Loving Heart gently nourishes your tired spirit and heart. Damiana Delight is mildly energy lifting and mood lifting. Or choose a Tulsi tea from your local grocer. Try 1-3 cups per day! Pick-ups can be made at the link below.
💚 Try an uplifting bath
Here is a recipe for bath bombs for the bath that will recharge your spirit! If you are not a DIYer, try Dr. Teal's Bath Salts which are available at many stores.
1 Cup Epsom Salt
1 Cup Himalayan Salt
10-12 drops of an essential oil that is gentle on the skin (Mandarin, Rosemary, Rose Geranium etc.)
Add 1/2 cup to your bath once the tub is full.
💚 Schedule an appointment with me!
Herbally we have SO many choices and ways we can lift and build you up to make 2021 be the best year that it can be! Let's get started now!
Hope to hear from you soon,