Cold weather and holiday cheer signal the most wonderful time of the year! While we’re snuggling up in cozy winter sweaters, the season actually hasn’t begun. December 21 marks the first day of winter. This day, known as Winter Solstice, is the shortest day of the year. Have you noticed the sun coming up later each morning and setting earlier each evening? There is less light and more darkness as we approach Winter Solstice. And then, just when we need it, Winter Solstice arrives bringing with it not only the coldest of seasons, but also more daylight every day after. It’s a hint of hope.
While the darkest day of the year can conjure a dreary feeling, keep in mind that it’s also the longest night of them all. What do you do at night? You dream!
On the day of or days surrounding Winter Solstice, we invite you to celebrate the light and the dark by dreaming big. Here’s how:
Step One: Reflect
Look back on the year and recognize what has brought you joy, what is important to you and what you have learned.
Step Two: Let Go
Even the best of years deserve a good purge. What didn’t serve you? What didn’t bring you joy? Guilt, fear, expectations – let it go. Poof.
Step Three: Dream It
With gratitude about what you have and clarity about you don’t need, it’s time to put light on what you want. Write it down, create a vision board, share it with a friend. Illuminate your dream!
You have a long night to dream big so go for it! And may all your dreams come true.