December 08th, 2021
It's beginning to look a lot like... winter!
Hello! It's been quite some time since I've blogged... and I'm going to make a new commitment to it.
I plan to now blog at minimum once a week and I also plan to make it F U N!!!
Fun is key.
If I look at it as FUN to do...then it's easy.
If it feels like W O R K... then it's easy to let it go for 'more important work'.
So we are on the Fun Blogging Boat Now... and I can't wait for the adventures that await!
This renewed interest in blogging has come about by the new program that I'm offering called Art Therapeutics! It's a 12 Week Live/Online course that is going to be incredible! We already have 19 people signed up, and there are two different times it will be offered starting on Tuesday January 4th, 2022!
2022!!! What! Where did these last TWO years go? Wow, talk about embracing life as happens!
I wanted to share a little tip today! I think winter brings a lot of emotions with it. In years long long ago, we would hunker in for the winter, but with modern technologies we are expected to run just as much in winter as we do in summer… this just isn’t the way we were meant to be. I often hear about people feeling bad or guilty that they can’t seem to get as much done, that they feel more tired and more prone to colds and flu’s… this is because we are meant to use this time to rest and reset.
What can you do?
Get more sleep! Turn off the gadgets early, draw, write, read a book or talk with someone you enjoy in the evenings instead of movies, tv, social media etc… The blue light from the screens make your system think it’s daytime.
Have you ever noticed that you sit down to watch tv, you are tired and think you will just drift off to sleep but then HOURS later… you feel wide awake and still watching? That’s the blue light confusing your eyes and your mind.
Lately I take the time in the evening to pull out my journal, make to-do lists, write down a few highlights of the day and let myself dream about the things I want to do and doodle!
So give it a try. Tonight as you are getting ready to settle down for the evening, take out a book, journal, art project or even a great book on tape to guide you into your evening instead of tv’s, gadgets with screens or anything that would emit blue light.
If you give this a try, let me know how it goes!
Oh, and please check out my page for Art Therapeutics Live Online Course! I’m eager to have a big lovely online group. There will be a Facebook Community group as well as pairings for accountability partners. More on this page… https://www.ravenartcenter.com/art-therapeutics-949493.html
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Nicole White is an art and life coach/facilitator. She has taught a variety of art classes since 1997 through retirement homes, continuing educations center, private facilities and Raven Art Center.