Depending on where you live and depending on the type of weather you experience, this time of year can bring on the “hum drum” sadness. Cold and snowy weather can cause us to sink into a tiny bit of depression. We don’t realize just how much we rely on a beautiful sunny day.
This is when I like to harness creative visualization to get me through those days.
It is funny, just how powerful our minds are, when we visualize sunny days, or anything positive for that matter. Our environment is a reflection of who we are, and especially when weather affects us, it is important to dive into our creative ability to change our environment to help guide us out of the “hum drum” state.
What I like to do, is create a warm destination in my own home. I will have a nice citrus candle or aromatherapy burner going, I will take a bath filled with tropical senses, and if I happen to be staying home for the day, I will dress as if it is 90 degrees outside – nothing wrong with wearing your flip flops in the house and freeing your feet. I will turn on some Hawaiian music, and I will even cook a summer dinner. It works! I don’t even have to look outside and see the 3 feet of snow; my mind has created a nice sunny day with beautiful flowers.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is something that should be taken seriously; if you find yourself experiencing SAD, then it is important to start with your environment. Your Home! Our senses are the way to helping yourself feel better. From the sense of smell, taste, and hearing. Give yourself the gift of treating your senses to a burst of sunlight!
Remember, this weather is temporary and we will all get through it! We will all enjoy the sun that is shining and making us smile soon enough; but for now, there is nothing wrong with creating this atmosphere in your home.
With Good Vibes Only – Let The Sun Shine!