As the colder months settle in, it feels good to adjust routines and daily flow to match the season. I also think it’s essential to prioritize self-care and well-being throughout all the seasons. The chilly weather often brings a desire to hibernate (#bearmode), but it’s crucial to show love to both your mind and body during this time. Here are some life coaching strategies to help you embrace wellness throughout the colder season.
My TOP TIPS to Nurture Your Mind & Body During the Colder Winter Months
1. Journaling with NLP Journal Prompts:
Journaling is a powerful tool to foster self-reflection and emotional well-being. Incorporating Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques into your journaling practice can enhance its effectiveness. Consider the following prompts:
Identify Empowering Beliefs: Reflect on beliefs that empower you. How can you reinforce these beliefs in your daily life?
Visualize Success: Envision your goals as already achieved. Describe the emotions and experiences associated with your success.
Challenge Limiting Beliefs: Identify any limiting beliefs that may be holding you back. How can you reframe them to be more empowering?
The breath is a powerful tool for relaxation and stress reduction. Try incorporating deep breathing exercises into your daily routine. You can also book a one-on-one breathwork session with me on Zoom. My 2 favorite breathing techniques that I use most often are box breathing and alternate nostril breathing.
Box Breathing: Inhale for a count of four, hold for four, exhale for four, and pause for four. Repeat several times to calm the nervous system.
Alternate Nostril Breathing: This technique balances the two hemispheres of the brain, promoting mental clarity and focus.
3. Sauna Sessions:
Embrace the warmth and relaxation of sauna sessions. Saunas offer numerous health benefits, including improved circulation, detoxification, and stress relief. Set aside time for regular sauna sessions to soothe both your body and mind. I especially love contrast therapy. Combining sauna and cold plunge in a “circuit training” style for 2-6 rounds. My favorite combination is 10-20 minutes a hot sauna (175-190 degrees Fahrenheit) followed by 1-3 minutes of cold pluge (46-56 degrees Fahrenheit). After the cold I hang out a little bit, get hydrated and then get back in the sauna. This gets me in a very meditative, psychadelic-ish state and I love it.
4. Snap Supplements Routine:
Support your overall health with a well-rounded supplement routine using Snap Supplements. You can use the code LUNDEN25 for 25% OFF every single time you order with Snap Supplements. Consider incorporating the following:
– Women’s Daily Multivitamin: Ensure you’re getting essential vitamins and minerals for overall health.
– Super Greens with Collagen: Boost your nutrient intake with a greens supplement for added energy and immune support.
– Nitric Oxide Organic Beets: Rich in nitrates, beets support cardiovascular health and may enhance exercise performance.
– Brain Food: Incredible for memory and focus. Helps eliminate brain fog so you can get things done and feel good while doing it.
These 4 supplements are my absolute favorites that I take daily no matter the season. I also think that in the winter it can be easy to get out of a good training and supplement routine yet it’s such a powerful and profound tool I think we really need to use.
As the colder months unfold, commit to nurturing your mind and body. By integrating these life coaching strategies into your routine, you’ll not only weather the chill but also emerge with a renewed sense of well-being. Remember, self-love is a year-round commitment.