The colours are fading. The trees are bare. The grass has stopped growing. The temperature is dropping. The air is crisp. The little light that you see is magnificent. Winter season is knocking on your door. And I love it.
December is just around the corner and before you know it Christmas is here. Then comes the new year full of promise and new steer. It’s truly a magical time of the year.
Yet, it’s not always easy to remember this. You might have a big Christmas meal to plan, family visits to coordinate, and presents to buy. Your social calendar might be full of “Christmas get-togethers”, even with people you barely know. You also want to schedule some rest in so you’re driving yourself mad trying to get everything on your to-do list done. The only problem is that when one thing gets crossed off, a new thing seems to always get added in.
You’re not alone. A lot of people find this time of the year stressful. In fact, some rank the thought of the Christmas season more stressful than that of a burglary. That says a lot! But I don’t think it has to be that bad. In fact, I believe you can make it good. Beautiful. Magical. At least that’s what I do.
I love Christmas but I also love what comes with it here in the Northern hemisphere: the winter season. It’s one of my favourite times of the year.
This is why I want to help you to love the winter season a little more. I want you to be able to get out of the house and smile as you see something wintery. I want you to be able to lower your stress about Christmas by upping your joy and excitement about winter.
How? Very simply. I’m going to share my top 13 reasons why I love the winter season, one for every week of winter. Then I’m going to encourage you to make your own list too. Then, you’ll find it easier to find joy in every day and hence suffer from less stress and overwhelm. You’ll experience more moments of contentment and bliss simply by being more mindful this winter season.
I could keep going on and on. But I’ll stop there. Now it’s your turn.
What are your favourite things about the winter season? Reflect on that now and whenever you need a pick me up. You might find yourself breaking out into a smile as you face your days and realise something else you love about the winter season.
If you need more inspiration for joy and contentment this winter, have a look at my Happiness Advent Calendar. It is a 25-day journey of joy that starts on December 1st. Sign-up or find out more about it here.