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.
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?