Can you feel it? Change is in the air!
The days are gradually getting longer. When we have sunshine, the sun is getting stronger. Have you heard the new excitable birdsong? The sheep and other animals are starting to give birth this month. The birds will be having their first batch of chicks in February and March. The crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils have arrived.
Spring is on its way. It’s time to start preparing for the year ahead. It’s time to let go of the old, to allow in the new.
In the next few weeks, in the run up to the Spring equinox around March 20/21, this is a great time to start laying down your plans for the year ahead. Looking at what you want to achieve, create and manifest. And what changes you wish to see in your life.
This is the best time of the year for decluttering – physically, mentally and emotionally; and for setting our intentions for what we wish to create and see in our lives this year. As we still have the second half of February to go, only do this when you feel motivated. Maybe you aren’t there yet, be kind to yourself, rest more if you need to. Your spring energy will come in time.
During this month, you will get surges of physical energy or motivation – this is when to get started on decluttering – maybe plan on doing a room at a time. This can feel so therapeutic. Go slowly initially, February is still quite a low energy month. March is when the full energy and motivation of spring really comes into its own.
This is a great time to set your intention on what changes you wish to make. Plan for what things you wish to let go of, or what positive changes you wish to make – maybe with your health, your relationships, your work, your home.
Declutter your house, clear out your cupboards, clean your windows, clear away the cobwebs, sort through your wardrobe and discard the clothes you no longer like, or will wear anymore. Detox your body, with plenty of water and fresh vegetables and easy to digest food. (I don’t recommend harsh fruit/vegetable and raw food detoxes). Buy a loofah or exfoliator and start skin scrubbing to remove dead skin and invigorate your body.
If you feel like you’ve had a tough year, then make sure that you clear out any leftover trauma, either with a professional therapist, having a therapeutic moan to a good friend, or writing down anything that you feel you are hanging on to and burn it ceremonially. Be kind to yourself.
Smudge your house by burning sage and cleansing the energy in your rooms. On dry sunny days, open all your windows and doors to let in fresh air and energy.
Look around and see if you need to redecorate and start on this.
Get your body moving with exercise you enjoy. Cut back on alcohol, sugar and caffeine and make sure you are drinking 2 litres of water per day.
Refocus and set your intentions. Maybe try doing a vision board for your life as a whole, or take each aspect of your life and do an individual vision board for each one. Tell the Universe what you want and tell it what you wish to let go of. Do this once a week until it starts to make a difference. State what you do want, not what you don’t want.
This final push of winter is a great time to reflect upon and maybe write down things that are troubling you or worrying you and you wish to let go of. This may include ongoing challenges, past traumas, or negative characteristics that you wish to be rid of. You could try writing them down and setting fire to them ceremonially (and safely). Let them be transformed and out of your life. Release what you no longer need and allow in the new. Make this your best year yet!
You may also be wanting to change things up a bit this year, and retraining or trying out new experiences. We have dates for our next taster/introductory massage workshops and this Spring and Summer. You may wish to be considering starting a career in massage or expanding your skillset by adding Sports Massage or Reflexology to your repertoire.
Check out our new and inspiring courses this year:
Introduction to Body Massage in Brighton – Sunday 2nd April
Introduction to Body Massage in Bath – Sunday 23rd July
And check out our new Diploma Courses in Brighton and Bath:
ITEC Diploma in Massage in Brighton from Wednesday 15th March
ITEC Sports Massage in Brighton from October
ITEC Sports Massage in Bath from October
ITEC Reflexology Diploma in Bath from October
Make this your best year yet!