Optimize Your Outcomes This Winter
Now that we are well and truly into the winter months and unless you live in a warm climate – this time of year can begin to feel like quite a challenge. The weather is cold, the days are short, and often we find ourselves spending far more time indoors than we might like… Here are five of my favorite tips to help shift your focus, make the most of your remaining winter months, and help you emerge powerfully this spring!
1. Do What Nature Does
Look around you and observe what is happening in the natural world. If you live in a colder climate notice that much of what surrounds you is in a state of hibernation. There is a reason for this – now is the perfect time to recharge your body by going to bed early, turning inwards, and slowing down. There will be plenty of time to get a million things done as the days get longer and spring arrives.
2. Start Spring Cleaning Early
Why wait until it warms up to get a head start on your spring cleaning? Now is a great time to focus your efforts on de-cluttering your home and workspace. Have a quick look around – what are you no longer using or now dislike? Clearing out non-useful items is a powerful way of creating space for new possibilities in your life. What would you like to invite into your life beginning this spring?
3. Make the Most of the Indoors
Now is the perfect time to make your indoor living experience as pleasurable as possible – this applies both to your home environment and the office. Tackle those home projects you’ve been putting off – it will give you an enhanced sense of satisfaction, ease, and enjoyment as well as make your time indoors more enjoyable!
4. Get Away & Gain Perspective
While you may feel trapped by the winter weather now, it’s important to remember that this is just a phase. Soon the weather will improve and you will, most likely, have a very different perspective on life because of it. Getting away to a warmer and, perhaps, more exotic location can dramatically boost your mood and shift your experience. You will come back with a fresh outlook, renewed energy, and maybe even feel happier.
5. Build Your Summer Body Now
Make the most of your time at the gym or watching your favorite exercise video by starting to build your summer body now. Why wait until spring or early summer to get clear on your fitness goals and develop the type of muscle tone you crave? Now is a great time to develop your physical fitness routine and work off some of that stress and restlessness you may be experiencing. There is no better time than the present to begin achieving your dreams, desires, and optimized physique.
Here’s to optimizing your outcomes this winter!
Sylvaine N. Hughson, an Executive Health & Lifestyle Coach®, is the Founder and Director of SNH – The Art & Science of Optimized Living®. As the Principal Coach and Consultant for SNH, Sylvaine works closely with high-level professionals, performance-driven groups, and Fortune 500 companies. She helps her clients unleash the power of optimized mindset, wellness & lifestyle to fuel their Peak Performance and accomplish their most important goals.
Sylvaine has extensive training in High Performance and is a certified Corporate Wellness Consultant, Corporate Wellness Provider, Holistic Health Coach, Master Transformational Coach, Raw Living Foods Health Educator, FirstLine Therapy Lifestyle Educator, Professional Life Coach, Yoga Instructor, and Traditional Reiki Master. Sylvaine creates customized diet, lifestyle, and detoxification protocols for executive clients as well as designs corporate wellness programs and leads luxury wellness retreats.
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