Someone got directed to my site using “winter solstice philosophy” as their search string.
Sometimes I’m baffled by what Google thinks I have answers to.
But, Google, since you’ve put your faith in me, I gave it a little bit of thought. Do I have a winter solstice philosophy? After letting my subconscious ponder the question while I had a long winter’s nap, I discovered that I do.
Here is my winter solstice philosophy:
I turn into a bear in the winter, complete with a bit of extra fuel in the mid-section and the impulse to hibernate. And, of course, grumpiness when woken up before I’m ready (which may be springtime, I’ll let you know).
To everything there is a season, and wintertime is the time for sleep. Do the bare minimum. Don’t try to go for a jog in the snow, that is craziness. Make sure you get naps. Instead of all this running around, make your gifts simple and meaningful. This is what we did this year for all the teachers and those that we wanted to acknowledge for their contribution to the wellbeing of our family.
My personal recommendations for this solstice time (when you’re between naps): red wine, hot buttered popcorn, heartwarming movies and books, lllooonnnggg conversations with good friends, snuggles with sleepy children and wrapping your arms around your blast furnace of a husband (and I mean that in the best possible way dear), pyjamas, slippers and a warm fuzzy robe. Use your waking moments to draw, write, and eat (and don’t forget to drink) stuff that’s bad for you.
This is what I said last year about winter and I still believe that the nap revolution is the way to go.
Sign up for the napping revolution. And let me know what you’re recommendations are for enjoying the winter solstice hibernation.
Merry Christmas everyone.