I shared some of my favorite passages in my email from Wintering by Katherine May. So many of the lessons about Wintering also apply to coping during the isolation from COVID. We have to honor what we need to take care of ourselves.
In Katherine May's words:
"When I started feeling the drag of winter, I began to treat myself like a favoured child: with kindness and love. I assumed my needs were reasonable and that my feelings were signals of something important. I kept myself well fed and made sure I was getting enough sleep. I took myself for walks in the fresh air and spent time doing things that soothed me. I asked myself: What is this winter all about? I asked myself: What change is coming?"
To be able to move forward we need to acknowledge where we are in the present. I'd love to hear what books or quotes have inspired you lately.