It’s that time of year when you begin to grow tired of the cold, dreary days. You have been socked in by the winter weather, which can drive down your spirits.

It’s a known fact that humans need to see the sun to get their regular dose of vitamin D. Without it, depression and anxiety become more common. Fortunately, Spring is just around the corner, but it’s easy to lose sight of it in this time of year.

Winter in the Okanagan is grey, and the sun doesn’t come out much. Typically it’s relatively short compared to the rest of Canada and there are signs of Spring by the end of February. Not this year however, we have snow, and a lot of it! But now that it’s March? I’ll be honest – I’m just plain over winter. Done. I appreciate the seasons but I’ve always struggled with Winter.

January, February and March are the shoulder months for Sakoré Skincare and sometimes it can be hard to find inspiration. Creativity and inspiration come to you. The more you chase it, the less success you may have in finding it. Here are a few ways to switch things up, and help you find inspiration for new creative ideas.

  1. Write everything down Good ideas, bad ideas, laughably terrible ideas, dreams, goals, everything. Putting your thoughts on paper makes it easier to go back and find the stroke of inspiration.
  2. Read books, blogs, newspapers. Expanding your knowledge is never a waste of time.
  3. Focus on yourself  take a vacation, get enough sleep, do what it takes to get in the right place for yourself. Once you are there, creativity will flow more naturally.
  4. Surround yourself with positive people our well-being can be easily influenced by those around us.
  5. Quiet your mind sit and meditate, just be mindful for a moment. Be alone with yourself. Concentrate on your breath, and you may find inspiration come to you instead of the other way around.
  6. Stop being a perfectionist For a moment, allow something to be imperfect.
  7. Go outside bundle up and take a walk in nature. People have been turning to nature for inspiration to help them solve problems for millions of years.

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