Plans for Hibernation

» Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 | 1 comment

Plans for Hibernation

I realised my plan to hibernate would not actually happen if I didn’t do anything different during these winter months. I still need to work to earn money but I’m fortunate enough to be able to work from home for much of the week. This means I have some freedom to schedule each day the way that suits me best.

In the wild, hibernation usually involves eating a lot followed by a period of inactivity to conserve energy and escape the extreme cold and lack of available food during winter. Some animals even give birth during this period of slumber.

Well I do plan to eat a lot – not quantity but quality. I do plan to sleep, to aim for at least 8 hours sleep a night (I’m a night owl who could easily stay up till 3am).

I do plan to give birth as well – not to a child but to ideas and dreams, lots of them.

So my hibernation won’t be a period of inactivity, but rather a period of activity that focuses on resting, nurturing and planning, the way farmers rest their fields before planting in the Spring.

These activities will include any combination of the following for at least 3 hours each day:

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  • journalling and daydreaming
  • reading
  • juicing and making smoothies
  • taking my vitamins
  • walking in nature
  • massages and facials
  • talking to like-minded friends
  • gardening
  • playing piano
  • intuitive painting / soul collage / Soul Art
  • turning my study into a haven
  • writing my book
  • fleshing out my offerings for the next year.

Obviously I won’t do all of these every day, and what I do will need to fit around work and chores. But I don’t have children or a demanding 9 to 5 job, so more days than not I’ll be able to manage a good block of time prioritising my health and well-being, nurturing my creativity, and developing the next steps for Claim Your Treasure.

I’m really looking forward to seeing what emerges from this time. I’ll try to keep you posted on how I’m going with it, although social media and blogging may be less regular as I focus on the above activities.

Bon Nuit!

1 Comment

  1. I love this concept. Take care and enjoy your hiberation.


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