Making time to rest

I love summer.  I love the heat.  I love the light. I am a girasole- I turn towards the sun.  

Winter, on the other hand, is not my favourite time of year.

I used to looking forward to winter solstice as held the promise of the days getting longer, and eventually warmer.

But over this year I learnt to take time to rest. I built it in to how I designed my month. I have learnt that this time is necessary in order to have the energy for the rest of the month. As I have learnt to value of resting every month, I am learning to love the winter more and more. It now is a season I make time to rest and re-charge for the year ahead.

This year winter solstice is something I want to celebrate as a time to pause and to enjoy the darkness.

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Here are some of the things that I love to do on the winter solstice:

Light lots of candles indoors

Make mulled wine/juice

Bring in some greenery

Plant bulbs indoors

Not do very much

Spend some time outside in the dark: like go for a walk. 

Light a fire

Sleep in- no alarm clock… try and wake with the light. 

Finish work early

Snuggle up with a book/notebook

Get my haircut

 

Do you mark/celebrate solstice?  If so, what do you like to do?

Posted on December 21, 2017 .