A Productive Winter
We often think of winter as a time to hunker down and hibernate. It can be a time of vegetating, hiding away, doing as little as possible. There’s a general sense of introversion, especially post-Christmas. But can we use this introspection practically, rather than just lazing the time away?
As well as describing the four parts of living a satisfied life as seasons, I also associate them with elements:
(Not quite in element order, but you can’t always have everything perfect!)
Find Your Focus is the Earth element because it’s about setting the foundations for a satisfied year. It’s the groundwork from which we can work through the other elements. Getting into those routines, good habits, knowing our boundaries and building our resilience to stress.
Winter is such a good time to do this work. It’s generally pretty quiet and the demands on us socially are less than usual. This gives us fewer excuses as to why we are not sticking to our good habits and makes it far easier to build those routines. We can learn to enjoy these quieter times as they happen, rather than constantly hankering for something in the future.
This is what I mean by living a life you don’t need to escape from. The every day isn’t something we should be fearful of or bored by. We can fill the every day with nourishing, enjoyable habits which create a bedrock from which we can start to move towards our purpose in life.
Find Your Focus is a great time to join The Satisfaction Revolution but doors close on Sunday 4th December. If you miss the boat, the doors will re-open at the end of February for Find Your Fire.