This goes hand-in-hand with yesterday’s post about seasonal changes. In fact, it was originally going to be part of it, but then I decided to separate the two.
When it gets dark early, sometimes the available sunlight (when it’s not overcast) and the overhead lights just aren’t enough. I have a floor lamp and a desk lamp that I use often during the winter months. Even then, that’s not always enough.
Enter the candles.
I have a lot of candles. There’s something about that little flame, flickering on the table by my chair or the file cabinet by my desk that just …. It makes me smile. It’s almost like my own little ray of sunshine. If it’s scented, so much the better.
Yesterday I mentioned that I was going to fight back against decreasing productivity in the coming months because of the limited light. This is one way I’m going to do it. I’m going to be manufacturing my own light when I need to.
It will help.
What about you? What are some ways you keep your motivation up and creativity going when you would rather hibernate?