I live in Canada - that means winter is COMING! Freezing cold days, less time outside and more hours of darkness mean that there are some things that I do to keep my health and nervous system functioning optimally in the winter season.
This winter I am extra mindful as I have a weight loss goal to focus on and maintain. If my nervous system spends too much time in the freeze response I will lose any and all progress as I go back to maintenance mode! PLUS we will be doing some travelling this winter - flying, long drives and being out of the environment that is set up for my success.
So I want to be intentional (NOT perfectionistic) about keeping myself in my window of tolerance or as close to it as humanly possible. Remember that in the window of tolerance EVERYTHING in the body functions optimally, not just mood. That means digestion, cellular health, hormone health, thyroid health, brain health etc.
While my nervous system has...