I don’t know about you, but lately with all this rain and grayness I have found it difficult to motivate. Being the coach and total analyzer that I am, I began to think more about it.
Why does this happen?
Where does it come from?
As I began to dive deep, I realized this has been the case for many years. This has been my pattern. I often find myself having these energy cycles that coincide with the weather and the seasons. When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, I am highly energized, motivated and ready to take on the world. I find it so much easier to make time for my self-care because the weather is beautiful and I naturally want to be outside, exercising and moving my body. I gravitate towards lighter meals like salads, chicken and veggies on the grill. I love to network and meet new people.
As the weather begins to cool and the leaves change here in New England, I start to notice my energy shifting slightly, slowing down a little. I still feel motivated, yet my body knows change is near. On the days it is crisp and sunny, I want to be outside, exercising and soaking up as much sunlight as I can knowing those days are limited. On the days it is cool and rainy, I tend to begin turning inwards, backing away from the raw foods and lean towards warmer, cooked meals. My networking and socializing slows down some and I begin taking more time for myself.