The days are getting shorter and darker in the Northern Hemisphere. I’d love to know how you are coping with the darker days - I know they can be tougher both mentally and physically.
I’ll share what I’ve started doing.
- I have decided to start speaking to a therapist.
- I’ve added in quiet time in my mornings - something I’d trying to do each day. Maybe it’s just taking time to play with the cats, or have my cup of tea while checking on the garden or a wee bit of meditation. Just some me time.
- I’m making plans to get outside when I can - I have warm, waterproof layers I intend to use - I’ve just made a plan to go fossil hunting soon and go on a wreath making class. So nothing too intense or overwhelming but should give me a few hours out of the house and away from any screen.
- Exercise/move regularly - It may be some quiet yoga, or it might be a more intense form of exercise but I’m trying to keep moving.
I still have days where I want to curl up and sleep, read or just knit - I spent most of Sunday knitting. So I’m trying to listen and slow down where I can - I’m learning to know the difference between needing rest and knowing when I should move to improve my mood.
Something I did want to mention there is a #help-for-the-holidays channel on the MoT Slack. Please feel free to join and chat.
So how are you coping?