Hygge

Hygge 

Even though we have already had the winter solstice, for those of us in the thrust of winter, sometimes it seems that the early darkness won’t get shorter anytime soon. While wintertime can be long, especially January; the plus side is this is the season to get your Hygge on!

Maybe you will just get cozy and embrace all those favorite things that make snuggling up so fun to do.

Some simple and easy ways to get your Hygge on are:

  • have a favorite warm drink
  • put on some soothing or favorite music
  • read a good book or more
  • change up your environment with new scents
  • changing your lighting can change your mood
  • watch a favorite movie
  • take a short nap with a cozy throw
  • wear your favorite soft sweater, even if it is old
  • enjoy a cozy fire or just enjoy some quiet time watching it snow
  • make a favorite family dish

While Hygge can mean different things for each  of us, it all involves enjoying the moment. What are those small things that make a day special for you? How long has it been since you have done your favorite?  By changing up our routines and doing something we enjoy that is cozy and involves the senses, it can help make us less prone to affective seasonal disorder and depression. It can lift our outlook and attitude when we incorporate some time especially for those simple things we enjoy and that gives us little breaks in our day to look forward to. Even at the end of a very busy day, just something short and cozy can make it just right. So what are we waiting for… let’s get our Hygge on!

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons  (c)2021

Encouragement

Be Gentle With Yourself, You're Doing the Best You Can.

Whether you are doing your part by staying in social distancing, working to serve others or taking care of your family; don’t be too hard on yourself. Be sure to do something today just for you. Maybe it’s fixing your favorite warm drink, opening a window for fresh air or listening to the birds sing… just take a moment to slow down and take a breathe. Be gentle with yourself and with those you are with. Turn off any negative self talk while doing what you have to do. You’re Doing the Best You Can! That’s all any of us can ask of someone, including ourselves.  Take care.  terre~

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons

c2020

Hello Sunshine

IMG_0030 Is sunny yellow your happy color? Some colors such as yellow can seem to lift our moods making for a happier day. Have you ever noticed how being happy and staying positive is like a beacon attracting others? Maybe not if you are naturally that way. But it’s true! Usually people like to be around other people who make them feel good and are truly interested in them. But some of those folks can also bring you down, leaving you out of sorts, though you may not be able to put your finger on just quite why this is.

How do you keep your light bright? If you are the sunshine person, do you sometimes feel drained as if the life has just been sucked out of you by negative naysayers? Then how do you keep your sunny outlook if this happens too often? It’s by taking care of you.

The first step is to remember it is alright to take care of yourself first; unless of course you have others such as little ones or another that you are caregiving for. But even when caring for others, it is important to do some self-care, so that you can be your best self in giving to others and to keep yourself strong physically and emotionally. Your good and caring nature might be causing you to always put yourself last.

The short list in taking care of yourself is:

  • get plenty of rest
  • eat healthy
  • exercise
  • spend time with those who make you happy
  • limit your time with those who are constantly more negative and draining       (You know who these people are. It is okay to do this and is healthy for you)
  • Spend time with other happy, supportive, and encouraging people
  • Always have something to look forward to, even if it is small

Let your self keep shining! Be happy and choose how to make this happen. No other person has the right to make you miserable, unless you allow it. Live as happy as possible and with peace.

Thank you for visiting!   Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons c2019

 

 

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