All You Need To Know About Winter Solstice: And How to Embrace It
Are you ready for the winter solstice? We sure are, and we're about to get you prepared for it too.
The winter solstice celebrates the most extended hours of darkness or the rebirth of the sun and is believed to hold powerful energy for regeneration, renewal, and self-reflection.
Regardless of the cosmos’ happenings, winter is a season that's celebrated in itself. It's often a time of family gatherings, traveling, and closing up loose ends at work, all of which can be exhausting. Its time to acknowledge your hard work over the past year, exhale what's needed and nestle up with a good book for some much-needed self-care.
Here are five ways to prepare for the winter solstice:
Warm Bubble Bath
Fill your bathroom with candles, pour yourself a herbal tea, and indulge in a warm bubble bath. Take this time to reflect on the past year and all that you have accomplished.
Decorate Your Home
Get ready for the festive season in a sustainable way. Hang mistletoe, holly, and pine branches around your home. Make sure to incorporate candles to welcome the sun deity back to Earth. See our ("Sustainable Christmas Decor Ideas." ) for inspiration.
Invite Friends And Prepare A Feast
A warm meal shared among friends is a fantastic way to reminisce, celebrate gratefully and nourish relationships.
Spend A Day In Bed
Spend a day in bed: and don't feel guilty about it. Catch up on those books you've had stored on your Kindle for months. Eat a box of chocolates with your morning coffee and write about the goals you want to achieve in the new year.
Candlelight Yoga Class
Honor the new solar year with light. Do a Solstice Eve ritual in which you meditate in darkness and then welcome the birth of the sun by lighting candles.
Happy Winter Solstice everyone! Here's a free downloadable wellness page: