Welcome my friends! This is going to be a bit long, so grab yourself a cuppa coffee (or tea!) and read on.
March is the month of light, hope and rebirth. With Spring Equinox, we celebrated the return of spring. Days are starting to get longer, and the harsh winter is finally behind us.
I have a history of seasonal affective disorder, (aka winter blues) and it really beats me down every time when I can’t help but to feel deflated and moody all day long in the cold dark winter days. It greatly affects my productivity, also tenses up my nerves like a taut rubber band. I’m not having a good time, and people around me are not having it with me either. Hence I’ve always felt melancholic and resentful as winter approaches, and if you do the math, I’m feeling down 50% of a year! That got me thinking last year: ‘I need to do something!’ Fast forward to now, through practicing various thoughts like mindfulness, gratitude and kind thoughts to self, I’m feeling much better; actually, I have never felt better in my life. I feel excited for the day ahead when I wake, and contempt when I head to bed. Of course there are up and downs, life is never just pink and glittery, but I’m much more at peace with myself.
Here’s a small thing that I’ve learnt: being in tune with the footsteps of nature helps me strike a mental and physical balance, which immensely improved my health, both emotionally and physically. So go and celebrate the seasons! Treat yourself to fresh seasonal produce, go have walks and observe the seasons changing. Modern busy lives have weaken our connection to our natural surroundings, and so it all makes sense that I was blaming winter to lower my productivity. Seasons change and days go forward. No matter how advanced our civilisation is, we’ll always be a part of nature. So instead of working against it, why don’t we just work with it? Trust me, it makes life ten times easier, if not more!
So here I am, on a journey of self love, healing and self understanding. It is a life long journey, but it is totally worth it. I invite you to embark on this grand voyage with me, we can keep each other company!
Until next time my friends.