The characteristics of the winter season—a desire to rest, to slow down and to hibernate—can show up at any time of the year.
We experience winters in our careers, in our relationships, in our health and in our hearts. I’ve noticed that the spirit of winter has been calling me lately. I’m tired and I need a break from the busy pace of life.
It can be difficult to shift from a perspective of building and striving forward to one of hibernating and healing. But as the cycle of seasons shows us, it’s a natural and absolutely necessary part of life.
MY INTENTION IS TO TAKE A BREAK.
If you’ve been putting off resting and/or healing, I want to encourage you to take a break from all the doing in your life. I want to encourage you to instead find the time to care for yourself more and in better ways, and to make space for restoration.
This week, journal about what has been making you tired and the experiences you need to reset. Choose to pause and rest this week even if you are still in the middle of actioning a big dream or important project. For this week, grant yourself a mini-hibernation. Disconnect more than you usually would from social media and any non-essential obligations or distractions. Take a break. You’ve earned it. The work will be there when you get back, and it will be easier to tackle when you are refreshed.
Wishing you a peaceful and intentional week.