Well I don’t think I have been the only one these past two weeks, but there sure have been many mornings when I left the house to take the children to school and we were driving in the dark. I cannot lie, it does feel strange to drop and pick them up in the dark, but I don’t find it really bothers me, at least I don’t think it does. Maybe I have found my own ways to cope, but I know it can be hard on many of you, so here are a few of my ways that I think helps me through the darker mornings.
- A warm drink, whether it be a coffee or tea there is something about sipping a hot cup of warmth when it is drizzly out. If you aren’t already doing so, I encourage you to set a side a few extra minutes to make a coffee or tea or stop at your local coffee shop to pick one up. It is important to do something for yourself.
- Take time to meditate, this can be done on your morning drive, at home, during your morning workout. Use that quiet time to be thankful, show gratitude, be still, take breaths, all things good for yourself. If you are in a place where you can burn a candle, studies have shown that the extra light brings warmth and happiness. A little hygge for you.
- And lastly it’s finding happiness, we can easily get down when the skies are gray, but it is purposefully changing our attitude by telling ourselves I can enjoy today, I will still go for a walk even though it is dark and raining. Tell yourself you can.
MaryAnna Robbins CSEP-CPT, OFC RHEP – Group Exercise, Resistance Trainer, Yoga Fitness, Pilates Mat Fitness