We recently passed the Vernal Equinox, more commonly known as the first day of spring. It is one of the two days of the year when the sun’s most direct rays fall on the equator. Sunrise and sunset are exactly 12 hours apart. That’s the science of the equinox, but it has a greater symbolic meaning. When day and night are equal, it reminds us to reflect on the aspects of our lives that are in balance, and where we have room for improvement.
As Spring arrives, take some time this week to pay attention to where you would like to find more balance in your life. We all know that when diet, exercise, and sleep patterns are in balance, we feel most clear headed and comfortable in our bodies, this is a great place to start. For some of us, it might mean enjoying more walks or hikes outside, for others, mindfully swapping winter's comfort foods for lighter, healthier options.
As we experience more daylight and shorter nights, many people will find themselves reinvigorated and enjoying a burst of creativity. Your need for a full night’s rest doesn’t change with the seasons. Take some steps to ensure quality sleep. Give yourself the gift of a comfortable bed with the most luxurious linens, pillows, and blankets you can afford. Make your bedroom a screen-free zone. Get rid of the television and charge your phones in the hall. Prepare for sleep with reading or quiet music. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
Do you need help finding balance or achieving any other goal? Email me and let’s talk about how one-on-one coaching can help you live vibrantly today.