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In from the cold
1. Light a candle every night
This lifts the vibrational frequency, or energy level, of your space, offers a sense of ‘company’ when you are alone, and can turn the drabbest corner into a sanctuary.
2. Get creative
Use the longer evenings to invoke your inner Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of creativity. Take a course or class to broaden your knowledge, or dedicate time to drawing, painting or writing.
Rather than running away from unpalatable truths, use this time of hibernation to give the hard stuff a hug. Get those monsters out from under the bed, and allow for deeper healing. As you write down persistent problems, you will feel them become smaller and more manageable, and solutions will come to the fore.
4. Keep your kidneys warm
According to traditional Chinese medicine, anxiety is held in the kidneys. During winter, place a hot-water bottle on this area to help you feel held, nurtured and relaxed.
5. Relight the fire in your relationships
Make time to be with those friends and family members whose company leaves you feeling warm from the inside out.