Winter normally brings challenging times for folks, particularly if you’re removed a ways from the equator. Add a splash of global pandemic and you just might find your stress levels at an all-time high with your social meter at an all-time low. In this post I’d like to share you with some fun ideas and activities that might help elevate your mood and grow your soul in light of present circumstances.
The first thing I would recommend to anyone to do any/every day, regardless of season: to invest into yourself. That means to sharpen your mind, work your body, and feed your soul! Here are some ideas for the mind and body – don’t feel limited by these:
Need to get some things done before expanding your list of skills?
The home improvement stores have been flooded for months here in NY, but maybe you are someone who still has some projects around the house to work on. One of the easiest ways to liven up your space is with a layer of paint. It might make you feel better being in the space. Be mindful of fumes or you might find yourself laughing at the sound of the roller.
Okay okay, enough of the productive activities.
When was the last time you relaxed? I mean REALLY relaxed with something that brings you JOY? Scrolling on your phone likely isn’t bringing you joy, it’s filling your time and a common misconception. Everything I posted above might contribute to goals that will certainly bring you joy afterwards, sure, but they can also be work. Many have spent weeks or months at home, but what have you done with that time? If it’s wonderful, please share down in the comments – we’d love to hear how you’ve made use of your time. If your answer is “make meals and clean”, then all you’ve done is survive and that is not living. That’s okay, this was a reflection question and you can always start today if you feel unfulfilled.
So how about a bath with a glass of wine? Some tea next to the fire? Even if you just meditate on your floor – find a new perspective from your home and it may lead to a new view of yourself as well. Be alone with your conscious self, get to know each other, and just – live. What brings you joy? Do that.