If you're anything like me, and I imagine you are at least a little, you're coming out of winter feeling a few pounds heavier from over eating to cope with the cold and, at times, the slightly depressing energy of winter. You're craving light, fresh energy, daily flowers in your garden and a new and renewed feeling of love and zest for yourself and life. Winter, if we followed nature’s lead, is a time to go in, a time to lie dormant. However us humans push through invented Christmas and lots of busy things to simply cause us stress and overwhelm, so by the time we get to spring we’re like WTF, I’m exhausted literally gasping for a breath of spring. Well, it’s here...yay, and here are my top tips of how to skip into it literally full of the joys of spring, as opposed to full of the bloat of winter...
Give yourself permission to get excited yay....it’s time finally to look into your wardrobe and begin to start planning refreshing your clothes and your style. I love this time of year I use it as a day dream time as it’s still a little cold to get the summer frocks out but it’s a good time to start thinking about what your feeling for the next season. I just loved Gucci’s neon tights with dresses and trainers on their runway show I’m starting to gather visual images in my mind and on Pinterest for my outfits this season. So my first tip would be get excited, day dream start a visual pin board on Pinterest or in a scrap book or minds eye of what you feel like wearing as the weather gets warmer.
Start cleaning your wardrobe so that you don’t attract moths, now this may seem a little early but cleaning takes time and energy as were all super busy. Moths season is more like May until September however it’s no good starting a clear out in May as they would already be beginning to munch away at our finery. I sometimes think I was a moth in a past life as I love everything they love, silk & cashmere being their favourites. Because of this I have a sharp eye and radar for them. I will write a full blog in the next few weeks on how to manage them. However for now the first step of to clear out and dust down your wardrobe. Moths love dirty dark cupboards and dirty clothes so it’s time to just awaken yourself to this process.
Is more about doing some internal dusting of ourselves as opposed to external dusting. I’m giving up eating grains and drinking heaps of hot water I find cold makes me too chilly just now. It’s time to clean out all the stodgy food I’ve been eating and resfresh my energy for the year ahead. I’m also back on daily green juices and also on my rowing machine. You see a gentle consistent practice of self love and self care will mean within 6 weeks of so I will be feel much more high vibe and if I manage to continue by summer I should be feeling bikini fit. You see it’s all about making gentle progression to our desired goal for ourselves. Giving ourselves permission to have visions for our ideal bodies and energy field whilst loving ourselves enough to prioritise what we need to achieve this.
Remember we’re still not quite here spring is coming it hasnt yet arrived if we take que from nature she’s still keeping all her pretty little flowers just below ground laying still dormant but preparing them for their bloom. I’m feeling like doing the same, I’m not yet dancing bear foot with flowers in my hair. I’m snuggled in my duvet with my new silk and velvet eye mask on. I’m letting go of feelings that don’t serve me, habits I gathered last year simply to survive. I’m going into a place of serenity acceptance surrender that the past isn’t my story. I’m feeling grateful for the simple things the fire in my burner which has saved me these last months. My many amazing beautiful friends all around me. Last but not least I’m so greatful for the pull of nature and that spring is finally here. I feel if I just lie dormant just a little bit longer however with the energy of gratitude and surrender by the time spring is here I will be blooming like all the other pretty flowers.
So that’s it really my 4 top tips on how to shake the winter blues and skip into spring with a spring in our steps. It’s been a long hard heartbreaking winter for me, I hope that yours hasn’t been so tough. Whatever we’ve been through here’s to a beautiful refreshing renewed spring.
All my love
Daisy Jubilee xx