I don’t know about you but winter can be hard on a sisters motivation! I always want to just hibernate until spring. But we all know that is not about to happen because we are not bears, we are humans. We just have to shift our mind-set about winter. This can actually be our most winning season! Yep, you can WIN in the WINTER! Let me share with you three things you can do to conquer the depressions of winter.
- Conquer your clutter. I know that it seems everybody is saying “get rid of the clutter” but GIRL! clutter is BIG! Clearing it is life changing, seriously. Netflix ran a series about the KonMarie Method of cleaning and I loved it! If you don’t know who Marie Kondo is, you should youtube her. I read her book “The Magic of Tidying Up”, a few years ago and did a clean sweep of my home. Over the past summer, I did another clean sweep, getting rid of loads of clothes and 2 bulk pick ups. It seems as if you are getting rid of the your whole life but in some instances you are. Look at it as clearing away things that no longer align with who you are. This will help you prepare for the new season.
- Run a Trial. I know you are thinking, “Ok what does that mean?” Well as you start prepare for a new season, start trying new things. Last week, I decided that I wanted to try a new dish. So I gathered the items on the recipe, cooked and sort of love it. There were a few ingredients that I could eliminate and replace with the ones I love. But trying it is the key to actually learning if you will love something. If you want to start a business, go for it! With so many direct sales companies on the market that cost very little to join, I am sure you can find one that suits your needs. Here is one I recommend for women, http://www.themakeupmochamom.com .If you want to start a new weight loss routine, try this for 30 days, http://bit.ly/ashotofwellness. If you want to do a marathon in the spring or summer, start saving your money, creating a work out and meal plan to jumpstart in the next 30 days. My mentor always said “be ready, so that you don’t have to get ready”. When you run a trial, you are only prepping yourself for the things that you want to achieve during the year or the month. But you must start with a plan. And if it doesn’t suit you, stop and start with a new thing until you find your thing.
- Dial a friend. Listen, you are not the only one going through this cold, dry, dreary season, your friend is too! Checking in on each other is like having a warm bowl of soup, it’s comforting. We all go through it but we are not here to go through it alone. So girl, call your friend! Shoot, why not Facetime and have a good, belly bursting laugh! It will soothe your souls.
While we can not predict the weather, we can control how it affects our being. Having a good mind-set and putting forth the effort, will allow you to own you season.
Remember, you are one shot away from a completely different life.
What are you doing to win in the winter? I would love for you to comment and thank you for sharing!