It’s time to shed your winter clutter and get rid of the unnecessary bulk of the season so you can move a little easier and feel a little lighter.
I get sick around this time every year; the last winter cold to force me to slow down and recharge in preparation for the new season. My naturopath calls these final winter colds a “cleanse”…it’s the body getting rid of the bulk of winter, the shedding of layers and unnecessary excess/mucous – letting go of the weight of winter. Right now my sinuses are stinging, my throat is sore and I’m feeling dehydrated so I’m gargling salt water and drinking lots of water, nettle tea and fresh juice. I’m opting for lighter, fresher meals and leaving the indulgent food behind; winter is over and the newborn/breastfeeding metabolism has most definitely slowed.
I’ve noticed that the energy in our home is a little lacklustre, too. I’m making a mental list of clothes that need to be sorted, wardrobes that need a re-fresh and corners that need cleaning. I’m well and truly ready to throw open all the windows and give each room a thorough clean. I’ve started burning eucalyptus and lemon oils again, every night there’s a beeswax candle flickering on the dining table (beeswax is a natural air purifier and helps relieve the house of odours, pollen, dust, mould and mildew) and I’m considering purchasing a white sage set to release and renew.
Yes, I am feeling a little weighed down with sickness and routines. I am so ready for spring. You?