Today's post will help you begin to gather together your impressions and thoughts that you've had about the information I've posted. My hope is that as you have been reading this past week or so, you have gathered the information you need to begin creating a highly personalized plan for tackling your winter blues symptoms.
Are you more hopeful about what is possible this winter? Do you feel more empowered? Today, let's begin to put it all together so you can create your own winter plan.
Did you miss any of the posts? Here's what you missed...
Do you experience winter blues each year?
Or, you might experience earlier & more extreme symptoms
What hygge is and how it can help
Light therapy plus hygge
The hygge comfort food solution
How to hygge exercise
Hygge style for cozy winter comfort
Bringing hygge home
Catch up on any posts you missed, so you'll get the full picture of all the hygge strategies that you can use to lessen or eliminate your winter blues or seasonal affective disorder symptoms. Once you have all the information, you can begin to personalize it so that you can create your own plan.
Are you on the winter blues end of the continuum or closer to the seasonal affective disorder end? How can you use those hygge ideas as a resource to help eliminate your own symptoms? Make a list of the symptoms that bother you most and personalize the recommendations you read in the posts that you think might help. If you are working with a health care provider who knows you well, you can even get them in on it & get his or her perspective & recommendations. Once you have a list of hygge possibilities, choose a few to try for the rest of this month. I would limit it to 2 or 3 so you don't become overwhelmed. Try to add them to your day each day & see how it goes. The sample hygge plan below is my own list of some of the things I do that make me feel happy. I think the complete list is more a list of hygge possibilities than an actual plan. I love having all kinds of things I can do to make winter happier. What might your list look like?
Once you create your own plan, or your own list of hygge possibilities, do you think you could do 21 days of hygge?
You say you are sure that you can? Great! Because we start tomorrow. :)
See you then!