Winter Solstice – a time for reflection

Written by Michelle Mook on . Posted in Sunflower Diaries

loveheart hands God rest ye merry gentlemen let nothing you dismay…… ahem and god rest ye merry gentlewomen too… the truth is Christmas for many is certainly not a time for rest … nor do we give ourselves time!

For most of us preparing for Christmas becomes hectic. Shopping, wrapping and social events and of course preparing for family. By the 21st of December we are at the shortest, darkest day of the year. It is called Winter Solstice which is derived from the Latin words for “sun” and “to stand.” Even though the days begin to get a little lighter, after a few days beyond this period, it still feels like the sun is barley moving, but changes are happening.

Winter solstice can be a great time for reflection, but we can resist turning inwards as we get distracted by the festivities.

But this is a time for nourishment, and we are not just talking about food, but nourishment for our soul.

So how can we gift ourselves with this? Here are a few thoughts from the Pro-Development team:

• It is a time for self-forgiveness and kindness – we can be hard on ourselves throughout the year, so finding a way to be kind and forgiving, not just to others but to the most important person, you, is key.

• Celebrate success – remember and make a note of all the successes in the last year. Think about them and celebrate what you did well, it is often tempting to think of things we could have done better, but don’t forget the good.

• What do you need? Ask yourself what you really need in the coming year. This might be to do with your career, your personal wellbeing or something else. Make a note of them and think about how you can create space to bring this into your life in 2020.

At Pro-Development we have worked with the most amazing clients, creating space just like this for leaders and individuals alike. To hear how we might be able to support you in 2020 please get in touch on or 01904 628838

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