How to Ease Low Vibes in a High Vibe Season | Menopause WellnessJan 03, 2022
I know this time of the year doesn't feel good.
From experience I know firsthand that when we're feeling low, it can be tough to get out of our funk but when you allow yourself to enjoy the high vibes of wellbeing = a space for wellness in a high vibe season.
One of the biggest changes that I find during this part of the year is a change in the weather, which sometimes affects my mood.
Living in the Midwest, I can honestly say that this is my reality and I see it in clearly in people's eyes as I pass them by even though we are wearing a mask.
Days are shorter, nights are colder and most people feel a drop in their energy levels. This time of the year is often viewed with dread not only because of these physical changes, but also for our mental state.
I am a big believer in that we create our reality with our thoughts and emotions. So it's no surprise that during this time of year when our thoughts and emotions tend to be lower, our physical reality follows suit.
But don't worry, there are ways to combat these low vibes and keep your high vibe levels.
Become aware of how you feel and why
Allow yourself to feel what you are feeling without judging it, telling yourself stories about why you're feeling this way, or projecting the emotion onto other people.
- Acknowledging your emotions allows you to see them for what they are: thoughts and feelings that are passing through you. Once you have acknowledged your emotions...
- Then shift your focus to what you want, not what you don't want. When we focus on what we don't want, we tend to attract more of that into our lives.
- Instead of focusing on the ways in which this time of year makes you feel bad, focus on what you do want. For example, instead of focusing on how you feel your energy levels are low this time of year, shift your focus to the ways in which you would like your energy levels to be. Maybe it's not having to take a 3pm power nap every day or getting up before 11am on the weekend without feeling tired.
- Do things that make you feel good. Spend time around people who make you feel good, do things that make you happy, and listen to music that makes you feel good.
These are all simple ways to raise your vibrations and keep your energy high. But my favorite way to do it in menopause involves food.
"The most important thing to remember is that wellness is an ongoing journey, not a destination," It's important to be gentle with yourself, give yourself permission to take a break when you need it, and celebrate your accomplishments along the way."
Tip 1: Eat to Flourish!
Menopause is a time when our bodies have to work harder to produce estrogen, which means we need more nutrient-dense foods that nourish and support our body's ability to adapt during the menopausal transition.
It's not just a good idea to eat mostly vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes, gluten free grains but it can be critical if you have low energy or are feeling down.
Over the years I have discovered that the more variety of colors on my plate and in my diet I know that my body is getting a wide range of antioxidants and phytonutrients, which can help boost mood.
Tip 2: Move your body!
Exercise releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects.
It really doesn't matter what exercise you do, as long as it gets your heart rate up and you're enjoying it.
Have fun with it!
If you're not used to working out, start slowly and gradually increase the intensity or duration over time. For pete's sake, don't forget to laugh out loud with your kids or significant other about silly things you see or do.
Laughing boosts wellness by increasing endorphins that make us feel happy, healthy and relaxed all at once. Taking yourself to seriously is not healthy!
Tip 3: Connect with others!
Social connection is key to our overall wellbeing. When we feel down, one of the best things we can do is reach out to friends and family members.
Talk about what's going on in your life, what's making you happy, and what's been challenging. Spending time with people who make us feel good is a great way to boost our mood and energy levels.
If you're struggling with low energy or feeling down this season, try implementing some of these tips! They may help you feel more at ease and connect with those around you in a more positive way.
When we're feeling down, it's natural to want to isolate ourselves. But isolation can actually make us feel worse.
Connecting with others allows us to share our feelings and get support, which can be really helpful in boosting our mood.
Celebrate your accomplishments along the way
It's important to remember that this too shall pass.
The low vibes of winter won't last forever.
Sooner or later the days will start getting longer, the weather will get warmer and we'll be on our way to summer.
Until then, be gentle with yourself and know that it's perfectly ok to not be 100% all the time. There's no shame in feeling down sometimes, just don't stay there for too long.
So if you're feeling low this season, know that you're not alone. There are things you can do to improve wellness each day, and And if all else fails, go easy on yourself and enjoy some delicious chocolate mousse!
Join us in our upcoming Chicshop Cooking in Menopause for the Chic Woman, spaces are limited.
Thank you for reading! I hope these tips help you keep your energy high and your vibes high this season. Let me know in the comments below how you're doing or if you have any other tips to share!
Sending you lots of love,
About the Author
Milan Perry, HHP, MH
World-renowned wellness chef with an extensive background in nutrition, wellness and herbalism. She is the Culinary Nutrition & Wellness Chef of the Chic Women Don't Diet (CWDD) culinary + wellness coaching program. And serving a small local Chicago clients as a Gourmet Chef. Milan went from working as a commercial print model which emphasized focusing on self to reinventing herself to focusing on the inner beauty that starts with health, wellbeing and the quality of food we eat.
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